For New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, the 2012 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots comes down to one thing. That is the Giants ability — or inability — to put pressure on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
“The way to kill the snake is to take off his head. The way to kill an offense as potent as that one is making sure you take care of Brady,” Tuck said. “Our defensive front will put a lot of pressure on itself to make sure that we do our best to get after him.”
The Giants were successful in doing that in the 2008 Super Bowl, pounding Brady and harassing him as the Giants won, 17-14. They also did that well in a 24-20 victory over New England during the 2011 season.
“Look at ’07. That was pretty much the reason why we were in the game, because we kept him off-rhythm. Obviously he is the main reason why [the Patriots] are successful,” Tuck said.