Former New England safety Rodney Harrison spoke pointedly about the state of the Patriots Sunday evening, saying the New England secondary is “probably the worst secondary I’ve seen in the last decade.”
“They won a football game, but they should be concerned because that secondary is probably the worst secondary I’ve seen in the last decade,” Harrison said in the wake of New England’s victory over Washington. “It’s been proven the last two years in the playoffs -- if (quarterback Tom) Brady’s off just a little bit, they’re vulnerable to lose.”
Harrison, speaking on NBC’s “Football Night in America,” said Brady’s sideline outburst toward offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien on Sunday was surprising, adding that, “I played six years with him, and I have never seen him this frustrated.”
“I’ve seen Tom Brady play a lot on the other side of the field. I saw some things today that I really haven’t seen too much; and that is balls hitting the ground, open receivers and Tom Brady missing them,” Harrsion said. “That is why there was a little bit of frustration today. You just are not used to seeing this.
“I played six years with him and I have never seen him this frustrated, yelling back and forth with an offensive coordinator,” Harrison added. “But that is why he is frustrated, because offensively, they weren’t clicking, and defensively he feels like he has to shoulder a lot of the pressure because that defense is so bad.”
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