It didn't take long for Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman to backtrack on his Tom Brady comments.
Robey-Coleman told Bleacher Report that age has "taken a toll" on Brady, and that he "isn't the same quarterback he was." But during Super Bowl LIII Opening Night, he sang a different tune.
“That was out of context,” Robey-Coleman said. “Tom is a great quarterback. He’s the GOAT. He’s a legend. I’m not taking nothing from his game. I was asked a question about the difference between the past and now, I said his age. It wasn’t about ‘He’s old.’ I’m not taking nothing away from him. It was just his age.”
Brady's age wasn't the only subject of Robey-Coleman's trash talk, however. The former Bills cornerback also said he "hated" New England, and he clarified those comments as well on Monday night.
"I was asked a question of where [the hate for the Patriots] all started from," Robey-Coleman said. "You naturally not like New England just because they're the rival in the AFC East. We play them twice a year. Other than New England, it's the Miami Dolphins, so that's what I was faced with in Buffalo. That's it."
No matter how much he steps back from his comments, Robey-Coleman has set himself to be a Freddie Mitchell-like enemy when the Patriots and Rams face off on Feb. 3.
Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.