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Colts’ Darius Leonard shares why he won’t ‘talk sh*t’ to Tom Brady

Colts’ Darius Leonard shares why he won’t ‘talk sh*t’ to Tom Brady

  • Colts
  • Buccaneers
Dec 03
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said that he would not talk trash to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady out of respect, simply because of what he has achieved during his stellar NFL career.

The Colts were recently defeated 38-31 by the Bucs and Leonard revealed how much he admired the seven-time Super Bowl champion on an episode of “Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts.”

The 26-year-old has been selected All-Pro three times, is a two-time Pro Bowler, and was the 2018 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Despite his achievements, he refused to perform his usual celebration after punching the football from Chris Godwin during his team’s 38-31 loss to Tampa Bay.

“I got the punch-out, right?,” Leonard explained to a teammate. “So, you know how I always go celebrate. He’s right here, you know how I talk s—. I said, ain’t gonna do it, I got too much respect for him. I ain’t gonna do it.”

Colts defensive line coach Brian Baker clearly also recognized just how fierce Brady is and how significant it is to take him down. During the same episode, Baker explained his side’s strategy to contain the GOAT, by putting as much pressure on him as possible.

“What’s the most important thing? Hit this guy!” Baker said to his team while watching a recording of Brady. “Make him get up to see completions. Hit this guy! Hit this guy! Pressure in his face first, collapse on the sides. Make him throw out of a coffin. Make him think he’s back in his hyperbaric chamber thing that he sleeps in.”

The Colts travel to Houston to face the Texans this Sunday.

  • Tom Brady

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football player who plays as a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League .

  • Darius Leonard

    Darius Shaquille Leonard is an American football Outside linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League .

  • Indianapolis Colts

    The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida.