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Mayo spotted on crutches

In the days after the 2007 AFC title game, news that quarterback Tom Brady was wearing something on his ankle other than a fancy bracelet captivated the football-watching world.

But there’s been a sighting today that could be as problematic for the Patriots defense as Brady’s bad wheel was for the New England offense.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo, per the Boston Globe, was on crutches in the team’s locker room Thursday, with a brace on his knee.

There have been mixed signals regarding Mayo’s condition.  The Globe recently reported that Mayo suffered a Grade 3 MCL sprain against the Bills, and that it could keep him out as long as two months.  But the team did not list Mayo as “out” for Sunday’s game on Wednesday’s injury report, which implies that there’s a chance he could play.

And since only the Jets fudge the injury report, we must assume that there’s indeed a chance Mayo will play.

And, no, sarcasm isn’t always obvious in written form.

The Patriots face the Jets on Sunday, in the closest thing the Jets apparently have seen to a Super Bowl since 1969.

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40 Responses to “Mayo spotted on crutches”
  1. hayward giablommi says: Sep 17, 2009 12:37 PM

    Never know what to expect with the Patriots. Subterfuge is their specialty. For the record, I never really bought that Brady’s foot was injured pre SB 42.
    Sure hope Mayo is not seriously hurt, though.

  2. madsqgrdn says: Sep 17, 2009 12:40 PM

    You can make fun of big jenks for saying that if you want to..I pity anyone who doesn’t treat every day of life like its the superbowl.
    ..Also can we stop with the talk about how motivating and game changing the Jets “talk” is..how much did it help the Pats when Strahan and the Giants said they were going to pop them in the mouth and hold them down…and then they did just that..
    .the game is just a couple of days away…watch it comprehend it then theyll be some fine talking afterwards.
    Like Rex said ..if you need what I say to get you up…Im probably going to kick your ass.

  3. madsqgrdn says: Sep 17, 2009 12:42 PM

    oh and I dont want to hear any “no mayo ” excuses when the bloodbath is over..we dont have one of our best linebackers (Pace) as well.

  4. izball says: Sep 17, 2009 12:42 PM

    …or maybe at the time of submitting the Wed. injury report the prognosis wasn’t fully known….
    don’t jump to conclusions or you’ll be posting another “sorry for my previous assumption” entry

  5. a sensible person says: Sep 17, 2009 12:46 PM

    So the conflicting reports are the newspaper’s obvious truth and the team’s obvious lie? got it.

  6. OrtonsNeckBeard says: Sep 17, 2009 1:11 PM

    Another awesome post here on PatriotsFootballTalk.com
    Do any other teams in the NFL rate a posting about one of their INJURED players being on crutches? Do any other teams get the constant ‘hey somebody farted in New England, we’d better post it’ treatment?

  7. NYJ SWAGGER says: Sep 17, 2009 1:13 PM

    It does not matter if Mayo was to play which he will not.. the J-E-T-S will destroy New England. it the changing of the guard time. The NFL has proven who ever has the better run game and defense win and the JETS win in both columns..

  8. bleedsoe9mm says: Sep 17, 2009 1:28 PM

    teams don’t list players as out on the wednesday report , mayo was listed as , Not Participate in Practice . welcome to 2009 florio .

  9. hayward giablommi says: Sep 17, 2009 1:29 PM

    @ NYJ SWAGGER
    Destroy New England? The Jesters have not beaten New England on the Giants home field since 2000. That’s 8 straight. I’d say 4 of those games have not even been close.
    The Jesters will be flying high after last week, which was a solid performance, and the Patriots will have to bring their A game. But to confidently proclaim the Jesters will “destroy” the Patriots….that’s just ridiculous.

  10. davis1281 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:29 PM

    NYJ SWAGGER says:
    September 17, 2009 1:13 PM
    It does not matter if Mayo was to play which he will not.. the J-E-T-S will destroy New England. it the changing of the guard time. The NFL has proven who ever has the better run game and defense win and the JETS win in both columns..
    ————————————————-
    And your basin this on one game?
    Dumbass!!!!!

  11. sim448 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:34 PM

    hahahahahahaha, changing of the guard time? really?? what about last year when brady missed the entire season and the pats still went 11-5? dont be stupid. the changing of the guard will be when belichick retires you idiot.

  12. Adam says: Sep 17, 2009 1:34 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Changing of the guard. THAT’S hilarious.

  13. izball says: Sep 17, 2009 1:38 PM

    I never knew week 1 could mean so much. Doesn’t matter where you start it’s where you finish, we know the history
    With treating this like the superbowl you’ve already kissed the rings…

  14. ampats says: Sep 17, 2009 1:52 PM

    I love watching these Jests fans talking smack, but then again as any New Yorker will tell you they are already the second tier red headed step child in their own tri state area. One win over the Texans and they are talking Super Bowl. Shows what a bunch of losers they are, 40 years and counting Jests fans since you even sniffed thought about the Super Bowl, first try making the playoffs which you couldn’t do last year in the Bradyless AFC East only to lose to Chad Pennington’s Dolphins.

  15. Mike Florio says: Sep 17, 2009 1:54 PM

    @bleedsoe9mm . . .
    you’re right. teams don’t list players as out on the wednesday report.
    maybe the bengals, packers, and others thought it was friday.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/16/week-two-2009-injury-report/

  16. superius says: Sep 17, 2009 1:58 PM

    madsqgrdn says:
    You can make fun of big jenks for saying that if you want to..I pity anyone who doesn’t treat every day of life like its the superbowl.

  17. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 17, 2009 2:06 PM

    Steelers, Titans, and Ravens are laughing their butts off. Mayo couldn’t even start for two of those teams.

  18. Florio-is-a-tool says: Sep 17, 2009 2:09 PM

    Next week, as a motivational tool, Rex Ryan will announce the Jets are playing in the Mega Bowl.
    Is it great to be a Jets fan or what. Y’all might actually learn a new word – hyperbole.

  19. Ken1313 says: Sep 17, 2009 2:10 PM

    A rookie quarterback against the best defensive mind in Football history and all his defensive schemes…and you think he is gonna light it up and “destroy” the Patriots…….laughable

  20. madsqgrdn says: Sep 17, 2009 2:29 PM

    you New England fans are great..Dont make believe you know how it is to live in NY..haha we the NY area supports 2 major football teams..hows the Patriot “experience” faring…did it close down yet…you dont even really support your team and you have won a ton…The difference is win or lose The Jets fans sell out the building every damn game..I remember when the patriots were horrendous 10 years ago and you were playing to an empty stadium…you probably don’t remember because you guys only care about football when your team is winning. good luck to you guys in the future..I dont have to make a point to you because you wont be “talkbacking”when your team isnt a favorite anymore…which should eb in about 84 hours or so..I doubt you would even be here talking now if loedis mkelvin had a brain…hahah

  21. bleedsoe9mm says: Sep 17, 2009 2:31 PM

    that’s up to the bengals , packers and others , teams are only required to list Participation on wed and thursday . friday is when team list players as probable, questionable,doubtful and out .

  22. madsqgrdn says: Sep 17, 2009 2:43 PM

    ampats
    also to sit there like a 4 year old and say Jets fans are losers is so silly. Really this is a talkback about our football teams..I dont understand the Jets fans talk about how excited they are about thier team and how happy they are ..even thought theyve lost a lot in the past..you guys spend your time trying to tear down someone elses team and hopes.,, quite silly really. Live your lives with hope and positivity..negativity is just not very constructive..Dont worry about the jets follow your pats..I dont care about what belicheck or tom brady say haha just concentrate on your teams hopes and youll be a lot happier.

  23. davis1281 says: Sep 17, 2009 2:57 PM

    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    September 17, 2009 2:06 PM
    Steelers, Titans, and Ravens are laughing their butts off. Mayo couldn’t even start for two of those teams.
    ******************************************
    And you know this how?????

  24. davis1281 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:00 PM

    @ madsqgrdn
    I remember when the patriots were horrendous 10 years ago and you were playing to an empty stadium…you probably don’t remember because you guys only care about football when your team is winning
    ******************************************
    Another incorrect posting.
    The Franchise turned around in the early 90′s when the other Bill was there.

  25. Ralphie says: Sep 17, 2009 3:06 PM

    @madsqgrdn says:
    “…Also can we stop with the talk about how motivating and game changing the Jets “talk” is..how much did it help the Pats when Strahan and the Giants said they were going to pop them in the mouth and hold them down…and then they did just that..”
    _________________________________________
    What I do remember Strahan saying after that SB was essentially that the Giants “had nothing to lose” because NE was such a juggernaut in 07 so all the rules went out the window and talking smack became the party line.
    But this one is different for you and the Green. The Jets haven’t earned the right to be put in the same elite company as the Giants. Loudmouth Rex talking shit, you and the rest of the Jets faithful and the Jets players talking shit, guaranteeing injured Pats players and a bloodbath and guaranteeing a win by a huge margin. You got EVERYTHING to lose if you don’t win. If the Jets lose this game their season will be in the toilet…and it will only be game 2 of 16. And that is fully guaranteed because you bet the house on this one and you won’t recover. It will be devastating. That’s how much you’ve yap’d your way into this. If the Pats lose this then it’s man up for the Atlanta game…because they know it’s a long, long season and anything can happen week to week. Being a Jets (or a Pats) fan last season should have taught you that.

  26. whywerule says: Sep 17, 2009 3:11 PM

    Steelers, Titans, and Ravens are laughing their butts off….
    No they are not…the Coaches and players on those teams are not cowards who cheer for injuries to happen to players on other teams. Admittedly some fans of those teams are apparently cowards who cheer when they see injuries to players not on their preferred team, but the players are not cowards.

  27. Rob0729 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:12 PM

    “you’re right. teams don’t list players as out on the wednesday report.
    maybe the bengals, packers, and others thought it was friday.”
    Teams are not required to list players as out until the first official Injury Report that is on Thursday. You look at that list and neither Pittsburgh nor Indy listed their MCL sprained players (Polumalu and Gonzalez) as out although we all know they are out. Participation reports and injury reports are two different things.

  28. davis1281 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:13 PM

    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    Steelers, Titans, and Ravens are laughing their butts off. Mayo couldn’t even start for two of those teams.
    *******************************************
    Yeah i am sure none of those teams would want the nfl def rookie of the year.
    DUMBASS!!!!

  29. whywerule says: Sep 17, 2009 3:16 PM

    The Franchise turned around in the early 90′s when the other Bill was there….
    Yes it does seem to be a favorite urban legend of the Pats enviers that the Pats had no fans before the 2001 SB. They continually conveniently ignore that the Patriots have sold out every home game since the 1994 season opener.

  30. ampats says: Sep 17, 2009 3:21 PM

    Based on madsqgrdn’s posts, I understand that we are dealing with someone with a limited education, i.e see above posts.
    One question,did you get your GED or did you just get home from school.
    Another newbie, with the NBC merge.

  31. footballnut says: Sep 17, 2009 3:34 PM

    mdsrgrdn: The Pats have sold out the stadium since BP arrived and drafted Bledsoe…And didn’t your coach just call everyone to beg them to be there on Sunday?
    Nice try. And last I checked that complex Kraft built on Rte 1 is still bustling.
    Italian Army Guy? Italy has an Army? Yeah I know the Defensive Rookie of the year would never start on Steelers, Titans or Ravens.

  32. TLyons4 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:48 PM

    How can you not love the month of September? The college kids return to town, the weather starts to get cooler, and overly-optimistic Jets fans run their mouths like they’ve been relevant within the last 35 years. What a glorious time of year…

  33. izball says: Sep 17, 2009 4:07 PM

    Madsqgrdn doesn’t care what Brady or Belichick say…because they don’t say anything.
    They do their b**ch slapping on the field

  34. madsqgrdn says: Sep 17, 2009 4:23 PM

    Really that’s the best you can do…hastily written one sentance comebacks talking about everything but the 2 teams that are going to meet on the field on sunday.
    I really expected more..here in NY when we are talking smack to each other were a little more knowledgeable about it. less quick unfunny insults ..more conversation.
    Ralphie
    let me refresh you with your own history…
    Strahan predicted that the Pats would only score 17 points.. And everyone including Brady laughed at him. Brady in fact said that that would be really unlikely and wondered aloud at a press conference weather Strahan had seen the game film.
    you should know that ,you don’t even follow your teams when they are undefeated…
    oh and “footbalnut”ever since Parcells and Bledsoe huh..wow..thats wayy back you’re right you are great fans.
    good luck

  35. brian91388 says: Sep 17, 2009 5:09 PM

    @ madsqgrdn
    Now let me refresh you with your own history, again…
    Strahan and the defense wore all black on the plain, to symbolize the death of the patriots dynasty. Burress predicted the score, to which Brady laughed. I love when people attack other people’s account of history, only to be dead wrong. Also, who argues about what fan base has “real fans”. Please, I think we have established New England area fans to have a pretty strong group of fans, in all sports. Why don’t you relax and spell check. Jeez I hope you are 12 years old.

  36. bleedsoe9mm says: Sep 17, 2009 5:17 PM

    Amen Rob0729 ,
    florio is probably too busy writing another story about how terry bradshaw is dead story to report a story using , you know , actual nfl rules .

  37. spyboots says: Sep 17, 2009 5:19 PM

    “I never really bought that Brady’s foot was injured pre SB 42. ”
    He wasn’t; it was a built-in excuse they could use if they lost.
    They don’t say anything to the press and instead let such things “leak out.”

  38. Ralphie says: Sep 17, 2009 6:13 PM

    madsqgrdn says:
    September 17, 2009 4:23 PM
    Plax predicted “23-17.”, not Strahan. Google it.

  39. fnjets says: Sep 18, 2009 2:30 AM

    First of all let me say this, as jet fans do we really hate NE as a team… no. We’re more annoyed that Bill Belicheck left us as standing at the alter when he was supposed to be our head coach. Remember this [Florio] we were the AFC division champs 1 year removed from B.B. leaving us. Are we envious for the dynasty he built in N.E. … hell yeah. Did he leave us because we sucked … hell no. He left us because your owner was smart enough to give him what he wanted as a coach. So while NE had this little run over us who did we have as a coach, Herm [clock manager] Edwards… or this last shmuck Eric Mangini… As Jet fans were more interested in beating your coach then your team.

  40. bleedsoe9mm says: Sep 18, 2009 6:58 PM

    well florio how was jerod mayo listed on fridays injury report ?
    O.U.T. thats how ……

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