Manning, who was collaborating in ESPN’s “Monday Night time Soccer” simulcast together with his brother Eli, was breaking down a play within the first quarter between the Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens when he talked about that Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen was sporting No. 6.
The previous NFL quarterback needed to point out Brady and his outspokenness concerning the new tips.
“I do know Brady doesn’t just like the single-digit linebackers however Tom it’s right here to remain. You higher cope with it. Study the truth that a mike linebacker is sporting No. 6,” Manning stated.
Manning defined the explanation why Brady was upset as a result of offensive linemen aren’t used to blocking guys with single digits. He stated he supported the quantity change and prompt gamers simply research laborious the week main as much as the sport.
The NFL expanded the principles for jersey numbers this season permitting operating backs, tight ends, fullbacks and huge receivers to put on jersey numbers 1-49 and 80-89. Defensive backs shall be allowed to put on numbers 1-49, linebackers 1-59 and 90-99, offensive linemen 50-79 and defensive linemen 50-59 and 90-99. There have been no modifications for quarterbacks, kickers and punters.
Brady instructed the Tampa Bay Times final week it was one thing that irked him.
“The quantity rule is loopy. Actually, guys modified their numbers right now. I’m enjoying two guys who had totally different numbers within the preseason. So, yeah you’ve received to observe movie and know who you’re finding out however so do operating backs. They’ve received to know who to dam. So does the offensive line. So does the receivers who’re adjusting their routes primarily based on blitzes,” Brady stated.
“So one man has received a 6, one man has 11, one man has received a 9. They usually change each play while you break your routes and get to your spot. It’s going to be a really difficult factor. It’s a very good benefit for the protection, which that’s what it’s.”
Brady predicted there are going to be matchups the place sure gamers shall be blocking the fallacious man.
He expressed the identical concerns in April.