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Chiefs' Frank Clark: Defense must be alert for 'Brady Shimmy' during Super Bowl LV

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 19:18:32-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's not Tom Brady's legs or even his arm that Chiefs' defensive end Frank Clark is most worried about.

“He got these shoulders," Clark said. "Have you ever seen Tom Brady’s shoulders when he in that pocket?"

Clark explained Wednesday how Brady is more elusive than some might think, starting with his shoulders. He gives a little shoulder move that can shake the defense, Clark said.

Being aware of the "Brady Shimmy" will be key for the Chiefs to get pressure on the quarterback Sunday.

“Playing in the league for about 20 to 30 something years, for him to be able to move his shoulders like that still, it’s quite amazing," Clark said.

Clark referenced a past game when Brady's shoulder fake shook one of his teammates, Chris Jones.

“Me and Chris Jones talk about it all the time," Clark said. "I think Chris missed a sack because he like shimmied them shoulders a certain way and Chris like completely missed him. He was like, 'Man, I don’t know how I missed Tom Brady.' It’s nothing against him, but he’s not an escape artist."

The Chiefs won't be lulled to sleep by Brady's age. Clark compared the 43-year-old Brady's moves to some of the younger quarterbacks in the league.

“He’s just good," Clark said. "Honestly, he’s just as good as Deshaun Watson. I think Deshaun Watson is the best, and you watch Tom Brady sometimes in that pocket, you can’t really tell the difference."