|Ryan Clark says Tom Brady 'sees ghosts'|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, May 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm ET
Ryan Clark Profile
Tom Brady might be circling Nov. 3 on his calendar.
That's when the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers. And that's when Brady has a shot to prove that Ryan Clark was incorrect in the comments the Steelers' safety said.
Clark, appearing on ESPN as a guest analyst, predicted the Patriots' offense will suffer without Wes Welker at receiver. Clark also said Brady doesn't handle pressure as well as he's given credit for, based on the film he's seen of the three-time Super Bowl winner.
"When Tom Brady gets pressure and when you're man-to-man and bumping those guys and making it hard for him to throw, he sees ghosts," Clark said. "Even when guys aren't around him, even when he's not about to be sacked, when his clock goes off in his head that the ball should be out, we'll see him duck, we'll see him flinch. When you get Tom Brady doing that, the whole New England Patriots mystique goes away."
Brady will have a chance to prove Clark wrong this season. But one thing should be pointed out. No quarterback can succeed if he's pressured while his targets are simultanously covered. That's the overall objective of any defense.
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