Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/13/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures as he lines up in the shotgun formation against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
How much does he respect this defense? Enough to start studying up on them back on Thanksgiving. Tom Brady went on and on yesterday about the 49ers defense, which of course, he does about every team every week. However, he doesn't often say stuff like "There’s no real weakness on this defense" multiple times very often. I remember listening to a BS Report with Bill Simmons a few months ago and Simmons talked about how impressed Brady was by that 49ers defense. When Brady says they have no real weakness, he's right. While every other elite defense in the league has a weak spot you could point to (see: Houston, secondary) the 49ers might be the only one that are solid all the way from the defensive line to the back end. They have elite players at every level.Patriots fans might point to the fact that the 49ers have tied and lost to the Rams, a team the Patriots put over 40 points up on. However, can we please not get into that game? The NFL, maybe more than any other sport, is about m...
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