The rookie isn’t too impressed by the GOAT.
Cowboys first-year defensive deal with Osa Odighizuwa appeared to take a shot at Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady when requested if the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion has a weak point in his recreation.
“He’s not very cellular. I imply, you understand, he’s been taking part in for 21 years. The dude is just a little older, not too cellular. I’d say that’s in all probability what it’s,” Odighizuwa mentioned Thursday, in accordance with the Fort Price Star-Telegram.
The third-round select of UCLA, who was named a starter for the Cowboys’ Sept. 9 season opener towards Brady added, “Get him off the spot and his passer ranking goes down by so much. So our function is tremendous essential this week so far as getting after him.”
Odighizuwa defined that Brady’s declined mobility will enable Dallas to focus on him in an inside move rush and get him off his spot, which causes his passer ranking to drop.
“I believe they says it goes down by 50,” the 23-year-old mentioned of the Cowboys’ scouting report.
Odighizuwa, who the web site mentioned praised Brady earlier than discussing his mobility, mentioned the legendary QB will “do his factor” both means within the season opener.
“I really feel like he’s not a man who’s too frightened about what I’m saying. He’s clearly going to pay attention to it, however he’s been doing this for some time,” Odighizuwa mentioned. “Individuals have been saying this, that and a 3rd.”
Earlier on, Odighizuwa described the sensation to play towards Brady as “loopy.”
“He was taking part in soccer earlier than I even knew what it was,” Odighizuwa, who was born in 1998, mentioned. Brady started his professional profession with the Patriots in 2000.
“Simply to be on this recreation, to be taking part in towards the GOAT, is loopy. Clearly, you possibly can’t give it some thought an excessive amount of as a result of, on the finish of the day, he’s an opponent. I’ve received to do what I’ve received to do. It’s what it’s.”
Odighizuwa had 4 sacks in seven video games for the Bruins in 2020.
Brady is 5-0 towards Dallas in his profession, throwing 10 touchdowns to solely two interceptions.
Brady is getting into his twenty first season simply over a month after he celebrated his forty fourth birthday on Aug. 3.
The Buccaneers prolonged Brady’s contract this offseason in a deal that can hold the long run Corridor of Famer in Tampa by way of the 2022 season. The transfer got here after Brady led Tampa Bay to a Tremendous Bowl championship in a win over the Chiefs in February in his first yr with the staff.
The Cowboys and Buccaneers kick off on Thursday, Sept. 9 to begin the NFL season.