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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is not excited about the new NFL rule that expands jersey number options for certain positions and expressed his dissatisfaction with it on his Instagram story.
“Good luck trying to block the right people now!” Brady said. “Going to make for a lot of bad football!”
ESPN reports Brady then posted a screen capture of a story about the rule and tagged the NFL and NFL Players Association, with the words “DUMB” and “Why not let the Lineman wear whatever they want too? Why have numbers? Just have colored jerseys…why not wear the same number?…DUMB.”
The new rule allows quarterbacks, punters, and place kickers to wear numbers 1-19, defensive backs 1-49, and then running backs, tight ends and wide receivers 1-49 and 80-89. Offensive linemen can wear 50-79, defensive linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99, per NFL Communications.
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Why is this anything?
Dumb change, so it’s in line with NFL decision-making nowadays.
Love Tom Brady, but come on. These same players had no problems figuring out who to block in college. Ed Oliver comes to mind, who wore #10 at Houston. A lot of the top defensive linemen and linebackers wear single digits in college to stand out.
But, maybe that’s why they are so good in college. The offensive linemen think the gigantic human being lined up in front of them is a QB and don’t block them!
No worries he’s working on getting his 8th ring this year