The Patriots are usually able to stop the great receivers in football, but will it be difficult for them to neutralize Antonio Brown?
Every football fan loves the NFL playoff games, and the Patriots against the Steelers on January 22nd is no exception.
In the past, Malcolm Butler, the cornerback who will be covering Brown, has had a tough time stopping him from making big plays. Antonio Brown is one of the best wide receivers in football, and even Butler admits that Brown is going to be hard for him to cover. Brown has made a 51 yard catch against Butler, as well as an 11 yard touchdown. While Butler has been getting to his prime years in his career, Antonio Brown is still a great player.
According to masslive.com, Butler said, "Stopping Antonio Brown, that's impossible. You only can slow him down. He's going to do what he does.”
According to nesn.com, “Brown is difficult to cover because he’s quick off the line, which makes him difficult to jam, and he has an elite combination of speed and agility to evade defenders.”
No matter what happens in the upcoming game, it'll be a great one. Although Butler has proven to be be a pretty good cornerback for the Patriots, Brown might still be able to slip away and make amazing plays.