Nickell Robey-Coleman
Nickell Robey-Coleman is certain the Rams can get to Tom Brady when they take on the Patriots on Sunday. In this picture, Robey-Coleman #23 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 20, 2019. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Tom Brady does not need extra motivation to win Super Bowl rings – he has shown that throughout his career after winning five rings with the New England Patriots in the last 17 years. He will be looking for his sixth ring when they take on the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 in Atlanta.

But Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has probably ensured that Brady will be at his best on Sunday after goading the legendary quarterback by calling him old and slow. There is no doubt that Brady is the greatest quarterback to play the game and he has proven many a time that the bigger the stage, the bigger the performance.

The memory of Brady coming back from the dead at Super Bowl LI in 2017 against the Atlanta Falcons will always be in the memory of football fans and despite the Patriots losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, the veteran signal caller can never be counted out.

The Rams will begin the night as slight favorites owing to their tremendous form during the course of the campaign, but Robey-Coleman’s statement that the Rams will be able to get to him “all over the place” are certain to fire up Brady ahead of the encounter. It is likely to fire up the entire Patriots roster ahead of the game.

“We have to stay connected," Robey-Coleman told Bleacher Report. "And he will slowly start to reveal himself."

The Rams cornerback played a key role in the controversy that marred the Rams’ win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game. He was the player that took out Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis in the fourth quarter when the referee missed a clear pass interference call that probably robbed the Saints of a victory.

Robey-Coleman seems to want to remain in the media eye going into the game against the Patriots and he got his wish when he stated that age is starting to affect Brady’s play on the field. He has no doubts about the 41-year-old’s ability on the field, but believes that he is not the same player he was in his younger days.

"Age has definitely taken a toll. For him to still be doing it, that's a great compliment for him. But I think that he's definitely not the same quarterback he was," Robey-Coleman added. "Movement. Speed. Velocity. Arm strength. He still can sling it, but he's not slinging it as much. Whatever he was doing -- because of his age and all that -- he's not doing as much of that anymore. He's still doing the same things; he's just not doing as much of it. And sometimes, it's not the sharpest. But it still gets done."

The cornerback tried to clarify his comments to ESPN’s Josina Anderson Monday when he stated that he has nothing but respect for Brady. However, he also made it clear that he will not back down on Sunday and will be around to try and deflect every throw the quarterback attempts.

Well, I think everybody just made a big deal out of the situation. Tom Brady's a great quarterback. I wasn't trying to say nothing bad about him. I respect him as the GOAT. He is the legend. And I think words got misconstrued, and they got spinned out of context," the Rams cornerback said, as quoted on ESPN.

Brady was asked for his reaction to Robey-Coleman’s comments during media day on Monday, and the legendary signal caller, after a pause, stated: "Yeah, I don't have much to add."