TAMPA, Fla. – While a few NFL players communicated fervor this week over a recently embraced decide that permits greater adaptability with regards to the numbers worn on players’ shirts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady isn’t at all a fan.
Brady took to Instagram on Thursday to communicate his disappointment with the standard change, trusting it will cause security issues for the offense, for example, distinguishing blitzers or who’s the center linebacker of the guard.
“Good luck trying to block the right people now!” Brady posted on his Instagram story, with an image of the new numbers permitted. “Going to make for a lot of bad football!”
Brady at that point posted a screen catch of an anecdote about the standard and guided it to the NFL and NFL Players Association, with the words “Why not let the Lineman wear whatever they want too? Why have numbers? Just have colored jerseys…why not wear the same number?…DUMB.”
The NFL’s new guideline, embraced Wednesday with various different proposition, permits quarterbacks, punters and spot kickers to wear numbers 1-19, guarded backs 1-49, and afterward running backs, tight closures and wide beneficiaries 1-49 and 80-89. Hostile linemen can wear 50-79, protective linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.