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While Jets played, Brady was at play

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Jets coach Rex Ryan said last week that nobody studies like Peyton Manning, but Tom Brady “thinks he does.”

As if to prove him right,  Brady spent Saturday night watching Lombardi on Broadway with his wife rather than take in the grudge match between the Jets and Colts.

No, we don’t think this bit of information means a damn thing in relation to the outcome of Jets-Patriots III.

Yes, we think Ryan will probably try to use this bit of information as motivation anyway.

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44 Responses to “While Jets played, Brady was at play”
  1. j0esixpack says: Jan 9, 2011 2:42 PM

    It’s laughable to think that Coach Punchline, who’s given the Patriots enough bulletin board material to fill the Encyclopedia Britanica, is going to take something that Brady said and use it “to his advantage”

    Brady can catchup on game film to see that a mediocre Jets D limited a mediocore Colts O and a mediocre Colts D wasn’t quite able to edge out a mediocre Jets O.

    Jets fans are thumping their chest about a game winning FG drive – but truth be told, few teams are going to be stupid enough to kick to the Jets best return guy, nor would be inclined to let him bring it to midfield to start a critical drive with minutes left on the clock.

    If the Jets expect to win they’re going to have to play a lot better than they did against the Colts.

  2. tooz56 says: Jan 9, 2011 2:55 PM

    And this a story why ? Brady will watch plenty of Jets tape before that game.

  3. pastabelly says: Jan 9, 2011 3:07 PM

    Watching games on tv isn’t really helpful. If Brady were studying and preparing, he’d be doing it from game film and not from watching on tv.

  4. footballcoach17 says: Jan 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    Right Tom, it doesn’t matter. Steelers will defeat you or the Jets. Colts, Pats, Jets. Manning, Brady, Ryan, Feet. Blah, blah, blah. Steelers will just keep winning Super Bowls while so many keep talking.

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 9, 2011 3:19 PM

    Why watch it live with all the commercials and dead time between plays? I’m sure he’ll watch the tape put together by his team which eliminates all the B.S. time and can be categorized by down and distance or situations.

  6. habsman says: Jan 9, 2011 3:25 PM

    Sanchez and Manning looked very comfy in that dome stadium yesterday. No wind, no rain, no snow, no freezing temperature.

    Brady plays in blizzards and wins championships.

    I hope Rex and Sanchez remember their mittons next weekend.

  7. rectumnearlykilledem says: Jan 9, 2011 3:36 PM

    If the Jets play the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, they should call it the Rape Bowl with Sanchez (arrested for rape in college) versus Roethlisberger (twice accused of rape).

    Two pretty sad organizations for letting guys like that lead their teams.

  8. whywerule says: Jan 9, 2011 3:38 PM

    Right Tom, it doesn’t matter. Steelers will defeat you or the Jets. Colts, Pats, Jets. Manning, Brady, Ryan, Feet. Blah, blah, blah. Steelers will just keep winning Super Bowls while so many keep talking.
    lol…Yeah, the Steelers have had so much success against the Pats in the post-season during the Belichick/Brady years that we are all sure that the Pats are scared to death that they might be in a situation where they have to embarass the Steelers yet again in the post-season.

  9. hobartbaker says: Jan 9, 2011 3:58 PM

    Tom was bunkered down with Bunkie. Proving once again that he is a lot smarter than any other QB on the planet.

  10. luckywi says: Jan 9, 2011 4:01 PM

    Footballcoach17: Yep, the predator has SOOOO many titles under his belt. Brady is poised to obliterate the best ever conversation, while the Steelers just hope The Rapist stays out of jail and doesn’t crash his motorcycle. May want to look in the mirror about the “talk, talk, talk” thing. Three is greater than one. Simple QB math.

  11. igottz5onit says: Jan 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    Of course Tom Brady was at a play when football was on, his boyfriend probably had the lead in it. I am just surprised his beard Giselle actually accompanied him.

  12. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 4:19 PM

    rectumnearlykilledem says:
    Jan 9, 2011 3:36 PM
    If the Jets play the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, they should call it the Rape Bowl with Sanchez (arrested for rape in college) versus Roethlisberger (twice accused of rape).

    Two pretty sad organizations for letting guys like that lead their teams.


    Says the guy whose choice of screen name shows him to be a paragon of intelligence, class, and virtue.

  13. unbreakable02215 says: Jan 9, 2011 4:26 PM

    FootballCoach17: Really ?

    I’d worry about the Ravens for now.

  14. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 4:26 PM

    @luckywi …

    Although we’re both Steelers fans, Footballcoach17 and I differ in our approaches. The only game on my radar is Baltimore. I’ll just skip your junior high rantings about legal cases in which the authorities explained months ago that the crime never occurred. Children will be children. I’m just curious about your “three is greater than one” simple math. The Steelers as a franchise have six Super Bowl wins and Roethlisberger has two. Apparently you’re as stupid as you are immature.

  15. lordodysseus says: Jan 9, 2011 4:29 PM

    rectumnearlykilledem says: Jan 9, 2011 3:36 PM

    If the Jets play the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, they should call it the Rape Bowl with Sanchez (arrested for rape in college) versus Roethlisberger (twice accused of rape).

    Two pretty sad organizations for letting guys like that lead their teams.

    The charges against Sanchez were dropped faster than Manning falls down when a defensive lineman gets near him. There was no case against him. Check your facts, rectum.

  16. mistrezzrachael says: Jan 9, 2011 4:37 PM

    footballcoach17 says
    Tom, it doesn’t matter. Steelers will defeat you or the Jets. Colts, Pats, Jets. Manning, Brady, Ryan, Feet. Blah, blah, blah. Steelers will just keep winning Super Bowls while so many keep talking.

    Ummm….coach…Before you start talking big like Rexy…perhaps your Steelers need to defeat NE in a playoff game first…as in last 15 years you’ve had 3 big losses, and all came w/you as heavy favorites.

    Not to mention, this year in Pitts wasn’t Steelers shining moment…was a blowout.

  17. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 9, 2011 4:41 PM

    Lombardi is an inspiring story. I am happy he saw it.

  18. bradwins says: Jan 9, 2011 5:26 PM

    Most of the people who comment here are bigger jokes than the nonsense stories they are commenting on.

  19. tunescribe says: Jan 9, 2011 5:38 PM

    Brady just wanted to see a great coach in New York and knew this was the closest he could come.

  20. luckywi says: Jan 9, 2011 6:16 PM

    Deb. My mistake. But three is still greater than two. And yes there is a glorious history to the Steelers. I’m talking present day. And Brady is the man. It’s just people in a town with another good QB always seem to hate Brady. I wonder why? Could be he’s better than everyone else. And “never happened”? That’s a reach, at best. I guess Goodell just suspends and reccommends anger management for events that “never happened”. As a woman, I think you may want to rethink your support of Big Ben.

  21. luckywi says: Jan 9, 2011 6:21 PM

    Oh, and immature for having no respect for someone most women would never be caught alone with? It’s not just once, this has come up. and there are allegations, that there are more that were paid off. Blinders off, young lady. And if it’s name calling here, ie:immature,junior high ramblings, etc. You are just ignorant.

  22. luckywi says: Jan 9, 2011 6:39 PM

    And Deb, speaking of maturity, ther is this.

    Team president Art Rooney II, known to be frustrated and exasperated with Roethlisberger’s lack of maturity and judgment.

  23. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 7:20 PM

    @luckywi …

    I’m ignorant? Uh … no. I’m a writer/research who covers both legal and medical issues and spent months studying both the Nevada and Georgia cases and knows them both like the back of my hand. As a rape survivor with a long history of dealing with victims, it was important to me to know the facts of these cases, and it was helpful that my brother is a criminal defense attorney and a close friend worked the Milledgeville case.

    The Nevada accuser had a one-night stand with Roethlisberger then texted friends the next day that she couldn’t wait to see him again. She obsessed over him a year to coworkers–so much that when he was scheduled to return to the hotel a year later, he bosses asked her to take paid leave while he was there to avoid any embarrassing stalking incidents. That’s when she sued him and her coworkers claiming rape and demanding $3 million. Police have said no crime has been reported and they have no reason to believe any assault was committed.

    According to multiple witnesses, the Georgia accuser followed Roethlisberger from club to club, drinking large amounts on her own volition using a fake ID and pinching his buttocks to get his attention. At CapCity, she verbally told him she was “down to f***” and repeatedly invited him back to her place. When he refused, one of her sorority sisters began ragging him about the Nevada lawsuit. He personally threw her out of the party and the bodyguard refused readmittance. The accuser was alone with Roethlisberger less than 10 minutes. Later, the friend who was expelled from the party dragged her to police and insisted she was raped, which she denied. Her medical exam showed she could not possibly have had intercourse with Ben or anyone else in that time frame.. Only her two sorority sisters said the bodyguard blocked the door, a story that was refuted by every other witness, including the club owner.

    In explaining why he did not press charges, the prosecutor said that he could not that penetration occurred nor could he prove that any of the events that evening were against her will. He said he did not have enough for probable cause–the reasonable assumption that a crime occurred.

    In his letter to Roethlisberger, the commissioner stated outright that he was in no way disagreeing with the prosecutor’s findings that no sexual assault occurred. He said was suspending Ben for his recklessness and public drunkenness and for buying drinks for a party in which many of those attending were already intoxicated.

    Ignorance is making blanket statements about events you have not bothered to research and making bold, ridiculous assuptions about events based on a few salacious headlines and gossip accounts. As a rape survivor, I take these issues seriously, and as a journalist I do my homework. If you don’t want to be considered immature and ignorant, don’t post when you don’t have the foggiest idea what you’re talking about.

  24. luckywi says: Jan 9, 2011 7:32 PM

    Sorry about your history. Hope you’re coping well.

  25. thetooloftools says: Jan 9, 2011 7:34 PM

    Maybe The J-E-T-S will show the hell up this time !

  26. patsfiend says: Jan 9, 2011 7:55 PM

    @ Deb…

    Holy crap, now that is a retort. Far better than most every article I’ve seen on this site. Well done!

  27. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 7:56 PM

    Memo to self … proof before hitting submit.

  28. jimmy1smith says: Jan 9, 2011 8:09 PM

    Brady wanted to see a coach who didn’t have to cheat to win his Superbowls, he is curious on how that could possibly happen.

  29. abrown592 says: Jan 9, 2011 8:31 PM

    As a Browns fan that hates everything Pittsburgh, I do award a zing to Deb for her tenacity. All assumptions aside, I think the article is about Brady and not Ben’s legal issues. We all had that chat many months ago.

  30. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 9, 2011 8:32 PM

    Could we chat about football?

  31. dhcundertow says: Jan 9, 2011 8:48 PM

    God that’s cold! Go Tom!

  32. canetic says: Jan 9, 2011 8:50 PM

    The Dolphins went to New York and saw Lombardi — then beat the Jets three days later.

  33. bcgreg says: Jan 9, 2011 8:59 PM

    About Brady: It’s called he has a life. I wanna see that play too. I heard it was excellent. I read somewhere that one of Lombardi’s old players–I think it was Jerry Kramer–saw the play, and was speechless when he saw the actor playing Lombardi on stage. He said it was a perfect depiction of his old coach.

    @ jimmysmith

    Ummm. The Packers star player of the time–Paul Hornung–was suspended for a year for gambling on the game. IMO, he COULD HAVE possibly effected the outcome of some games. In other words, he cheated. Since he played for the Packers, the outcome of some Packers games COULD BE in question because of it.

    And, homes? Move on.

  34. scooter7777777 says: Jan 9, 2011 9:11 PM

    Deb, as much as I can’t stand the Steelers and their mostly arrogant fans, I applaud the way you put some of the chuckleheads on here in their places. The idiots on here amaze (and sicken) me to no forseeable end, and your factual explanation of the cases was marvelous. To tell the story in that kind of detail, there is no way you could make that up. From one journalist to another, congratulations on sticking it up the backsides of those critics.

    And to those who are stupid enough to THINK Brady will be unprepared for the Jets because he went on a date with his wife on Saturday night:

    Brady and the Patriots have had ALL week, plus two other weeks this season, to study Jets film!!! They play twice a year for chrissakes, so I’m pretty sure Brady isn’t going to be surprised by anything the Jets may throw at them.

  35. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 9:55 PM

    @luckywi … Thank you. It wasn’t something I ever discussed until it came out during an intense PFT debate on this case. But it’s proved oddly cathartic.

    @patsfiend and abrown592 … Thank you.

    Yes … let’s get back to football! Brady may have been at a play (I’d like to see that play), but I’m sure he’ll be studying film during the week. He didn’t get those three rings by being nonchalant. Peyton is fantastic, but I’ve always thought Brady was the better of the two.

  36. jrs1972 says: Jan 9, 2011 10:01 PM

    I dont think the jets care about what bradys doing, they should be busy training the wr’s to run with shotguns to bring down those sanchez passes that go sailing over their heads.

  37. patfan77 says: Jan 9, 2011 10:33 PM

    If my wife looked like that I would be with her. No question. Screw the game lol

  38. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 10:57 PM

    @scooter7777777 …

    Thanks 🙂

  39. reedhof20 says: Jan 9, 2011 11:15 PM

    hobartbaker says:

    “Tom was bunkered down with Bunkie. Proving once again that he is a lot smarter than any other QB on the planet.”

    Yes – finally reality has been rediscovered!

    Steeler Fans – keep worrying about the Patriots – they are your only concern…You only have one obstacle between you and #7…you have the greatest organization of All time in any sport…remember Mean Joe? Win one for the Rooneys…prove em all wrong…sweet redemption for Ben…after all, playing the Ravens is like a bye..yes…yes…the Patriots…the Patriots

  40. kisstherings says: Jan 9, 2011 11:23 PM

    LT and Green won’t be able to run on Wilfork and friends like they did against the pathetic Colts run defense. Pat’s will put up at least 30 points. Jets will have to rely on Sanchez… Foxboro…in the freezing cold….against a coach who’s schemes give him fits.

    Where Brady spent Saturday night is the last thing anybody on the Jets should be worried about….

  41. 1historian says: Jan 9, 2011 11:54 PM

    If you are a pro football fan and you root for a REALLY good football team that is REALLY good YEAR AFTER YEAR you get to be arrogant – that’s part of the fun, and pissing people off is one of the benefits.

    I am a Pats fan and so Steeler fans and we Pats fans have watched our teams win 5 out of the last 9 Super Bowls and they are seeded #1 & #2 in the AFC this year so there is a pretty good chance one of the two will win it all.

    The Steelers have been contenders for decades and my Pats are just working on their first decade, but they have a really young team this year, 7 picks in the 1st 4 rounds next year, including 3 of the 1st 33, and they have the best record in the league and they’re on a roll right now, having won their last 8 games, Brady hasn’t thrown a pick in over 315 passes (not in the last 12 games) and just last Sunday they had the 1st turnover in the last 7 games and to those of you who REALLY hate them and the best/worst thing you can call them is cheaters (NO proof!) you must be pretty frustrated so let me leave you with this:

    Get used to it cupcake cuz it ain’t gonna end anytime soon.

    p.s. – Deb – great post. Thanks

  42. patriotsworld says: Jan 10, 2011 6:00 AM

    What a non-story.

  43. 8man says: Jan 10, 2011 6:48 AM

    Mundchen the Bundchen?

  44. bcgreg says: Jan 12, 2011 2:49 PM

    @ jcjets

    When Brady said he hated the Jets he was asked if he watched Hard Knocks. He said no because he hates the Jets. Big deal.

    Regarding Plax’s prediction, he simply was shocked that Plax had the highest scoring offense in NFL history only scoring 17. He didn’t say the Pats would win. He said something to the effect of “at least have us losing 35-30 or something.” If you look, he was smiling and laughing the whole time. He was having fun. There was no expletives or anything.

    Regarding Brady’s illegitimate kid, at least he knows his name and is involved and the mom is Bridget Moynihan.

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