Baker explained that he used to be “starstruck” by Brady. These days, that is no longer the case.
Jerome Baker: It’s an honor to play against Tom Brady. Early on I was starstruck going against a guy I played in Madden. But now I want to win. I want to find a way to ruin his day.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 7, 2021
If Baker really does want to ruin Brady’s day on Sunday, it’s going to be a tall task. Opposing teams have had a hard time getting pressure on Brady this season, as Tampa Bay has a great offensive line.
Baker has started all four games for Miami this season. So far, he has recorded a quarterback hit, 18 solo tackles and nine assists on tackles to his credit. He has also defended two passes and forced a fumble.
The Dolphins could really use a victory over the Buccaneers to lift their morale, but that’s easier said than done. Tampa Bay is 3-1 and has one of the most talented teams in the league.
Miami will fall to 1-4 on the season if it can’t escape Tampa Bay with a win.