Though Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t willing to share his ideas with opposing quarterbacks, one of his ideas has squirted out into the public domain.
Knee braces. Wear knee braces.
New England backup quarterback Brian Hoyer is wearing a brace on the knee of his plant leg. But Hoyer isn’t injured. According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, Hoyer is wearing the brace as a precaution, at the suggestion of Tom Brady.
Nearly two years ago, Brady learned the hard way the consequences of exposing a bare knee to a low hit from a blitzing safety. A torn ACL and MCL later, the team’s hopes for the 2008 season significantly had been diminished.
So while other quarterbacks may not get anything out of Brady, Hoyer has given them all a freebie.
Given that there simply don’t seem to be enough healthy quarterbacks to go around, the NFL likely is hoping that more quarterbacks will mimic Brady in this regard.