Indianapolis Colts’ Darius Leonard Reveals the Reason He Won’t ‘Talk Sh*t’ to Tom Brady

Published 12/02/2021, 1:25 PM EST
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before playing against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A few days ago, the Indianapolis Colts lost 38-31 to the Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The match was a very cagey affair and required some special individual efforts for the Bucs to pull off the win. As entertaining was the match, the Behind the scenes released on the third episode of “Hard Knocks” was even more entertaining, as it had some interesting revelations.

Colts LB Darius Leonard Reveals He Has “Too Much Respect For” Tom Brady To Talk Trash To Him

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In the third episode of Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Coltsthe Colts players can be seen preparing for their clash against Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Colts LB Darius Leonard, famous for his aggressive play making, was the highlight of the episode. The linebacker forces fumbles with an accurate punch at the ball.

When asked by a teammate if he would continue doing the same against Brady, the LB shrugs the idea and says he has too much respect for the G.O.A.T. “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 shares his gameplay to stop the GOAT

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The other highlight of the latest episode was the Colts‘ strategy in containing the Tampa Bay QB. Colts defensive line coach Brian Baker yelled out instructions and his aim was simple – to put as much pressure on the GOAT as possible.

“What’s the most important thing? Hit this guy!” Baker declared to his unit while watching tape 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.”

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What do you make of this latest revelation by the Colts? Will the Colts be able to successfully thwart their next opponents with this approach? Drop in your predictions!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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