Ex-Patriots LB Vrabel gets a trial run at stopping Brady

Mike Giardi
Comcast SportsNet New England

As a player, Mike Vrabel was always the smartest guy in the room. Thus, Vrabels rapid rise in the coaching ranks - hes now the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans - was predictable for those who saw him make that same rise as a player in New England, where he went from Steelers castoff to cornerstone piece in a dynasty. It wont be long before hes a head coach, Tom Brady said.

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