Saturday, October 30, 2010
Bruschi: Get physical with Randy Moss
There were a lot of topics to sort through in this week's edition of "Bruschi's Breakdown" of Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots.
In his weekly sitdown with ESPNBoston.com reporter Mike Reiss, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi delivered his opinions on how Brett Favre's status has affected preparations over the past week, the return of Randy Moss to Gillette Stadium, various matchups on both sides of the ball and what it means to wear the Patriots' throwback uniforms, as they will do Sunday.
Bruschi has predicted Moss will score a touchdown against the Patriots on Sunday, but he had a recommendation for the best way rookie cornerback Devin McCourty could remove Moss from the game:
I think what you're looking for is physical play at the line of scrimmage. I think you want to jam him at the line of scrimmage and get him as discouraged as possible. I like McCourty in that matchup. He's more of a physical corner, and he's also very quick. He isn't afraid to mix it up.
Bruschi also gave his take on the chaos surrounding Minnesota and coach Brad Childress:
I always felt the best way for a head coach to get his message across was through the team meetings. Calling out a player in front of his peers is the most powerful way a coach can get his point across. The more I study this team, the more I feel it is Favre who is calling the shots. I think there is a simple way that Childress can regain control of this struggling team. Bench Brett Favre. He's not playing very well and he's hurting. Do what's best for your team and end this nonsense. Start Tarvaris Jackson and let the old man get some rest.