Patriots coach Belichick says Rams' Donald is 'pretty much unblockable'

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick believes Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald is "pretty much unblockable".

The Patriots will face the Rams in the Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3, and Donald is expected to be a major factor in the game.

Asked what impressed him about Donald, Belichick told reporters: "Everything. He's pretty much unblockable."

Donald, a five-time Pro Bowl player and the 2017 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tallied 59 total tackles and a league-leading 20.5 sacks in 16 regular-season games in 2018. He also forced four fumbles.

Belichick also praised the Rams' defensive line as a whole as well as the team's veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

"They're really good," Belichick said. "They've got great inside power and quickness and they've got a great edge rush. They've got a lot of good players, a lot of guys that are hard to block.

"They do a really good job. Wade always does. He's an excellent coach and he does such a great job with all of those guys there. They have a variety of players and they're all a problem."

 

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