HOUSTON — There have been two Tom Brady impressionists in Houston this week. One is the Fake Brady mask dude, who made his most recent public appearance at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday.The other, of a significantly less creepy nature, is Matt Schaub.The 35-year-old backup quarterback has been cast in the role of Brady on Atlanta’s scout-team offense this week. His assignment: to mimic, to the best of his abilities, the Patriots’ future Hall of Fame QB so as to get the Falcons’ defense ready for what they will face in Super Bowl LI.“There’s not much studying of their offense, I’ve seen it first-hand—just watching what they try to do, how they function,” Schaub says. “It’s hard to really simulate it, you just try to give [the defense] the best look that you can.”The challenge, of course, is that Brady can hit a defense with guys like Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis and Martellus Bennett. The Falcons’ scout team lines up against its first-team defense with Schaub, a gaggle of practice-squad players (RB Jhurrell Pressley, QB-turned-WR B.J. Daniels, TE Darion Griwold), and any options the actual offense can spare. RB Terron Ward and WRs Eric Weems and Nick… Read full this story
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