Nickell Robey-Coleman is ready to move on to the Super Bowl.
The Rams cornerback’s name has appeared countless times throughout the sports world since the NFC championship, when he wasn’t called for a pass interference on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis.
Despite being slapped with a $26,739 fine for helmet-to-helmet contact with Lewis five days after the game and the slew of death threats and hate messages that he’s been bombarded with by Saints fans, Robey-Coleman said he’s planning his next moves to ensure the Rams defeat the Patriots at Super Bowl 53.
“Stick a dagger in them,” Robey-Coleman told Bleacher Report when asked how the Rams need to play to beat New England. “They’re not a team that you want to play around with. Stick the dagger in them and don’t leave it in them! Take it out! And let them leak. Let them leak slow. Put the dagger in them, pull it out, and let them leak slow. Just kill ’em slowly. That’s how you do them.”
Robey-Coleman, who spent four years with the Bills, said he wouldn’t have his first Super Bowl experience against anyone else. He reiterated multiple times his hatred of the Patriots and said New England is known for its “arrogance” and antagonizing teams.
One example he gave is Bill Belichick and company going to go for in on fourth down when they are winning in the fourth quarter.
“S— like that. Little s— to look down upon a team,” Robey-Coleman said. “Little ass— stuff like that. That’s what makes you not like New England.”
Robey-Coleman added he isn’t afraid to face quarterback Tom Brady on such a big stage, even though fortune has favored Brady in Super Bowls.
When asked if Brady’s age (41) has slowed him down, Robey-Coleman said it was obvious.
“Yes. Yes. Age has definitely taken a toll. For him to still be doing it, that’s a great compliment for him. But I think that he’s definitely not the same quarterback he was,” he said. “Movement. Speed. Velocity. Arm strength. He still can sling it, but he’s not slinging it as much. Whatever he was doing — because of his age and all that — he’s not doing as much of that anymore. He’s still doing the same things; he’s just not doing as much of it. And sometimes, it’s not the sharpest. But it still gets done.”
Robey-Coleman will get his chance to “stick a dagger” in the Patriots on Sunday, when the teams face off in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.