Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — It’s one of my favorite all-time quotes, that it’s “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”
It isn’t clear who said it first, but Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman seems intent on proving it true.
In an interview, the Rams defender—the same one who committed the flagrant penalty that would have cost his team the game if the refs hadn’t gagged on their whistles—predicts his team will stifle Pats quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday, because “age has definitely taken a toll ... he’s definitely not the same quarterback he was ... sometimes, [he’s] not the sharpest.”
Really buddy? Are you kidding me?
Now, it’s not as if there isn’t any truth in what this guy blurted out.
Age takes a toll on us all, and while Brady is a physical and mental specimen, his game is not flawless.
But anyone who knows anything about Brady and the Pats knows they feed off opponent comments just like this. Robey-Coleman has given Brady supreme motivation to prove him wrong, and thus likely cost his team any chance of winning.
Yes, sometimes it’s better to keep your big mouth shut and let your actions do the talking.
Come to think of it, it’s always better.
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