New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman complimented the Seattle Seahawks secondary, calling them ferocious.
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The New England Patriots are well-known for their offense, which is led by three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady.
He will be making his sixth career Super Bowl trip, and he and wide receiver Julian Edelman will look to overcome a physical Seattle Seahawks pass defense in Super Bowl 49.
Edelman has emerged as the top wide receiver for the Patriots since Wes Welker left in free agency. He finished with 92 receptions, 972 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
The Patriots wide receiver acknowledged how tough the Seahawks secondary is. “They’re a little different because they’re all big. They’r all big, strong, ferocious players. They play in their scheme. They’re well coached. They play hard,” Edelman said to NFL.com.
The Seahawks secondary features three Pro Bowlers in cornerback Richard Sherman and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, so Brady will have perhaps the biggest challenge of his career ahead of him.
The Patriots have proven that they can be stopped by defenses if they execute properly and play physically, but the Patriots will have revenge on their minds after losing to the Seahawks in 2012 and causing Sherman to taunt Brady after the game on the field and on Twitter.