Elandon Roberts gives a funny assessment of Tom Brady's potential on defense

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By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Elandon Roberts has drawn some added attention in recent days, not just for his unique role for the Patriots on the field but his colorful comments off the field. His instant-classic quote "I'll run through a motherf***er's face - offense, defense, special teams, whatever you want" even caught the attention of Tom Brady, who immortalized it along with his great block on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White.

Since Roberts is getting recognition from the quarterback for his contributions on offense - he played a season-high 21 snaps at fullback in Saturday's win over the Bills - he had an amusing thought on Brady's potential on defense and special teams.

"I think he lives by this quote, man - I think Tom be really wanting to play special teams and stuff, he just ain't been able to yet," joked Roberts. "And defense. I feel like Tom would be a good safety, man.

"He might be a good linebacker too ... but right now I think Tom's good where he's at."

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks to block Tre'Davious White of the Buffalo Bills during the first half in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks to block Tre'Davious White of the Buffalo Bills during the first half in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

The Patriots offense gained 5.25 yards per play with Roberts on the field on Saturday. On three passing plays with Roberts at fullback, Brady went 3-for-3 for 30 yards and a touchdown to tight end Matt LaCosse.

Makes you wonder if Brady could make a tackle on a fellow clydesdale. Preferably a lumbering nose tackle who inexplicably took a handoff. The kind of shenanigans you only see at the end of a training camp practice. One can only hope.

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