Brady dismissing bulletin-board material is a useful in-the-moment tactic, considering the Pats are known to use all the motivation they can. Bill Belichick famously read his team the Philadelphia Eagles' planned parade route before Super Bowl XXXIX. If you provide the trash talk, the Pats will use it. They won't, however, respond publicly in kind.
"There is not a lot of time for the quarterback to throw," he said, via ESPN's Mike Reiss. "I think the whole secondary knows it. The linebackers know it. They're aggressive. They take chances. They get a lot of turnovers ... [QB] is under pressure all day."
Brady's compliments heading into the championship tilt are warranted. The Jags owned the No. 1 ranked pass defense, No. 2 scoring defense, No. 2 in yards given up per game, second in sacks, and fourth in third-down percentage in 2017.
"The good Lord made that guy, and he said, 'Let there be corner.' And there he is," Slater said, per the Boston Herald.