Mayo to Younger Brother: 'Stop Biting On Play Action'

Ian Logue
September 20, 2011 at 09:29am ET

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Jerod Mayo told his younger brother Derek to 'stop biting on play-action' recently. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Jerod Mayo has obviously become  an All-Pro linebacker here in the NFL, and now he's watching his brother play his college ball at the University of Richmond.

Mayo watched his brother Derek's performance via the internet and according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch had some advice that he sent via text:

"Stop biting on play-action."

Derek, who is 5-foot-10 218-pounds and also a linebacker for the University, told the newspaper that he watches the Patriots games when he can and focuses on the linebackers  - trying to learn what he can from his brother and improve on his own game.

"When I watch a game, I usually focus on the linebackers, but especially Jerod," said Mayo. "He plays with great intensity, and he's a very smart player. I just try to pick up things he does and apply it to my game."

Interestingly enough, according to the article, Mayo's older brother Deron - who was a defensive end in college - did recently sign with the Broncos at the start of training camp but didn't make the team.  He's reportedly still working on trying to break into the NFL.

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