Detroit Lions safety, Louis Delmas, is no stranger to New England Patriots star QB, Tom Brady, and Louis had some praise to toss Tom’s way, referring to the Patriots/Lions week 3 preseason showdown in Detroit. Delmas was asked if facing Brady was fun.
“What? No!,” Delmas said. “He’s competitive and I’m competitive, but that dude there is like God on the field. My hat’s down to him. We’re going to go out there and play him as hard as we can, but once you try to get into a chess match with him, you might as well just put your table down.”
It’s nice to see a top caliber quarterback like Tom Brady receive so much respect from defensive players. Delmas seems like a standup guy, and one who has no delusions about the game, or Brady’s particular level of skill.
Delmas and the Lions last faced Brady and the Patriots in a regular season game back in 2010 on Thanksigiving. The Lions were routed 45-24 and Brady shredded them through the air, connecting on 21 of 27 passes for 341 passing yards and 4 passing TD’s.
Delmas has been injured, but also plays a pretty crucial role for the Lions on defense while on the field. Detroit was able to re-sign Louis to a 2-year, $9.4 million deal after Delmas visited with the San Fransisco 49ers during the off season. Many thought Delmas would land in SF, but the money just wasn’t enough and Delmas re-signed with the team who drafted him.