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Boston radio station spreads rumor Tom Brady has foot injury

Patriots quarterback Brady looks downfield at the Jets during their AFC Divisional NFL playoff football game in Foxborough

This is called the “rumor mill” for a reason, so take this post for what it’s worth.

WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan in Boston has two different sources that say Tom Brady suffered a foot injury either before the Jets game or during the contest.  One of the sources says Brady has a fractured foot, although they note the sources aren’t close to Brady.

Brady said on Monday he didn’t think his exit physical would go well, but he sounded like he was half-joking to avoid playing in the Pro Bowl.

The possible Brady injury is an interesting talking point, but it’s hard to put a ton of stock in the report because the hosts stress the news is “unconfirmed.”  Moreover, there are scores of talented journalists that cover the team on a daily basis that haven’t even hinted at the news.   A radio station, like a rumor mill, doesn’t play by the same guidelines as a daily newspaper.

That doesn’t mean the report is necessarily wrong.  The Patriots denied Brady’s broken ribs all last year and it eventually came out he did indeed play through those injuries.

If the radio station is hearing something, it’s very likely that other folks in town are hearing the same thing.  They haven’t gone with it.

It will be interesting to see if that changes in the coming days.

UPDATE: Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England notes Brady’s foot issue first popped up in November, but that all indications are that he was fine in he playoff game.

“When you watch Brady dance, slide, pivot and pirouette in the pocket as he did Sunday against the Jets, it’s impossible to say with a straight face that his foot prevented him from being effective Sunday. The Jets did that,” Curran writes.

“Brady’s problem wasn’t his foot. It was was about 75 inches north of that. “

Well said.

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  1. pervyharvin says: Jan 19, 2011 10:01 AM

    Sounds more like a broken ego. Never cry for a super rich,prettyboy,model on arm super star.

  2. huejackson says: Jan 19, 2011 10:02 AM

    Thts the worst sports station in USA.
    They are just trying anyway they can to make a excuse for the pats losing.
    Trust me on this all the guys there are in love with brady. The Big show guys still wont admit the jets won

  3. cakemixa says: Jan 19, 2011 10:04 AM

    Must be the same type of “injury” Drew Brees had this year.

  4. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 19, 2011 10:04 AM

    Oh boy… a local radio station making excuses for Pretty Boy’s latest loss. What a surprise.

    Since, you know, it had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that he was outplayed and out-coached.

  5. mrizzo44 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:09 AM

    Oh jeez….it’s the annual “The Patriots just lost….hey, did you know that Tom Brady was playing hurt” rumor.

  6. madtolive5 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:10 AM

    The D&C on WEEI is in a huge rating war with a newer station The sports Hub. They have been getting crushed lately and been trying everything to get ratings back.

    I am willing to bet that this is 100% inaccurate and just a way to keep them in the “news”

  7. obsession55 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:10 AM

    Brady choked!!

    If it was Peyton losing like that thats all we’d hear this week!! Get over yourselves, Pats fans

  8. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:10 AM

    If this is true it will deeply effect the offseason for the Patriots. They will Probably bring Light and Mankins back now and draft a replacement for Dan Collony, he was terrible against Shaun Ellis.

  9. herokravon says: Jan 19, 2011 10:11 AM

    There are football players, and guys who play football. Brady is a football player.

  10. giablommi says: Jan 19, 2011 10:12 AM

    WEEI is one of the worst, most unlistenable sports radio stations anywhere, and D & C is THE WORST “sports” talk program, maybe in the history of radio.

    Grain of salt…

  11. obsession55 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:13 AM

    His foot seemed fine on the meaningless final TD drive he put together! Amazing how he played good when he wasnt pressured…its funny how that works with Tommy

  12. knowerofallthings says: Jan 19, 2011 10:17 AM

    Maybe he hurt it by celebrating too much during the MNF game. Karma…

  13. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 19, 2011 10:19 AM

    There’s a new sheriff in town. Sheriff Rex Ryan.

  14. atlien698 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    Wes Welker thinks it’s kinda funny that Brady hurt his “foot”

  15. gbfanforever says: Jan 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    Great players win even when they are hurting.

  16. stixzidinia says: Jan 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    Excuses Excuses. Sounds like he’s turning into a Favre. But at least Favre can play a high level game while being knocked around. Hit Brady a few times and you’ve won. It’s funny, everyone is wondering what the deal is with Brady and the answer is very simple. Go look at the Super Bowl. Go look at the thrashing at the hands of Baltimore last year. Look at this last Jets game. The common denominator? Brady being hit hard and regularly. The dude is a puss and can’ take being hit. That’s his problem. He’s soft.

  17. footballsavant says: Jan 19, 2011 10:21 AM

    No reason to make excuses for Brady – they haven’t won a THING since SpyGate.

    Much harder to make plays when you DON’T know what the defense is doing, isn’t it Tommy?

  18. cmstrick says: Jan 19, 2011 10:23 AM

    Aww geee. I sure hope he’s OK. Maybe his supermodel wife will rub it for him…

    I don’t recall him limping during the Jets game. Announcers would have picked up on that immediately…

  19. flash1283 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:23 AM

    Does any read the artical, or do they just read the headline then post a comment?

  20. jlb10 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:24 AM

    couldn’t have lost because they were outplayed and out coached? naaawww that couldn’t happen

  21. discosucs2005 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:24 AM

    Obviously this is code for “I’d rather not play in the pro bowl, but for some stupid reason I have to fake an injury to get out of it.”

  22. indycolt45 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:27 AM

    They already used this excuse, right before Super Bowl XLII. The only real injury he suffered is a case of broken pride.

  23. Akula says: Jan 19, 2011 10:30 AM

    He had a foor injury most of the year. Its not if he had one but how bad it was. I don’t see anyone with the Pats using it as an excuse. Ease up on the hate folks.

  24. jetluv214 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:31 AM

    Mark Sanchez has a tear in his throwing shoulder and to the surprise of many he out played Brady. I’m not a quarter back coach but I would assume that a shoulder injury to your throwing arm could effect throwing the ball a little more than a foot injury ( Big Ben has a broken foot by the way and he looks pretty good to me)
    Secondly, didn’t they have a bye week. I’m sure if a problem occurred they had enough time to address it.
    Last but not least Brady looked undecisive and confused for most of the game. Unless it was a foot infection that some how worked its way to his brain and effected his thought process, I don’t think it has any bearing on the game.
    Take the beating like a man, you lost at all phases of the game

  25. dmb0814 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:33 AM

    I’m not shocked that D&C would report this. They LOVE Tom Brady. Its no coincidence that Tom is on their show every Monday during the season. So obviously there HAD to be something wrong with him…not the fact the Jets played amazing pass coverage.

  26. bucsballer says: Jan 19, 2011 10:34 AM

    What a shock. The pats lose and another article on how brady was “hurt”. Good joke admit that he just got out played by that d. Admit the fact Brady has choked 2 years in a row in the playoffs. Look at polamlu he has been playing hurt, no excuses from him wen they love. So cry more boston, and for all the pats fan who will dislike this and say were the bucs in the playoffs, nope, but ur pats ain’t either

  27. litemater95 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    PFT fan flames of this spread rumor…

  28. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:38 AM

    Tom Brady was never making excuses he played through the entire game.

  29. skoobyfl says: Jan 19, 2011 10:39 AM

    Reality check – His heart was broken on the mountain.

  30. tip1984 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:45 AM

    Tom Brady is listed as questionable with a foot injury for his next hair transplant treatment. Gisele reportedly scoffed at the notion he would miss it, but provided no further details.

  31. flash1283 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:51 AM

    footballsavant says:
    Jan 19, 2011 10:21 AM
    No reason to make excuses for Brady – they haven’t won a THING since SpyGate.

    Much harder to make plays when you DON’T know what the defense is doing, isn’t it Tommy?

    46  
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    Lame

  32. all4patriots says: Jan 19, 2011 10:59 AM

    Tom didn’t play a good game (for him) and many of his teammates also let him down- dropped TD, dropped snap on the fake punt, receivers not beating the jams, and the coaches not adjusting with more creative play-calling and better clock management.

    At the same time the Jets overall played great, so it’s no surprise that they won. They were better on Sunday. They deserved it. Props to them, and no excuses.

    The differences in overall 45-man active roster talent are pretty small, so it tends to be the team making fewer mistakes who prevails.

  33. buckeye044 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:59 AM

    Sanchez playing with a bad shoulder.
    Roethlisberger playing with a broken nose.

    Brady playing with a sore foot. Guy can’t take pain, no wonder he is always crying to the officials.

  34. jackofnotrades says: Jan 19, 2011 11:00 AM

    GET RID OF THE PRO BOWL!!

  35. bspurloc says: Jan 19, 2011 11:05 AM

    .

    18-1

    big ben has a foot injury BTW, broken outter small toe.

  36. goldenflash30 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:10 AM

    Right. The mighty Patriots lost, so it MUST have been because Brady was hurt.

    /sarcasm

    Seriously, this guy has more invisible “injuries” than any QB in the NFL. As pointed out above me, he wasn’t exactly limping around during the game.

  37. robzar says: Jan 19, 2011 11:12 AM

    BREAKING NEWS………Rex Ryan was just spotted speeding down the MassPike towards Boston to offer some TLC to Tom Bradys injured foot!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. steelerzzzrule says: Jan 19, 2011 11:13 AM

    They always have an excuse about Tom Brady after he looses a big game. News flash. Ben has been playing with a broken foot for half of the season. He has also had a busted nose for the past month or so. He won the SB in 08 while playing with a partially separated right sholuder for the last 2 monthes of the season. Injuries are part of football. Supermodels, spying and cheating are not.

  39. savocabol1 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:17 AM

    Who cares? The game is over the Pats are out of it, please give these stories a rest. So what if he does have a foot injury? Wait, I forgot! The NFL is going to let Brady heal, then replay the game to be fair to everyone.

    Move on the Pats lost. I’ve never seen so many stories about a losing team in a DIVISIONAL round before in my life.

  40. conseannery says: Jan 19, 2011 11:19 AM

    PFT spreads rumor that Boston radio station spreads rumor Tom Brady has foot injury

  41. 1historian says: Jan 19, 2011 11:20 AM

    If you Brady haters weren’t so pathetic you would almost be funny – he has what he has because he does what he does and does it superlatively well most of the time.

    The envy, the hate in your posts is sickening.

    go Steelers

    please

  42. yourrealmom says: Jan 19, 2011 11:21 AM

    The point is they left him in the game ..injured or not has 0 bearing right now..he played he lost .if he was so injured..go sit on the bench

  43. fribnit says: Jan 19, 2011 11:22 AM

    so now all winter I have to listen to NE fans say they lost because Brady had a bad hoof.

    Sigh

  44. esspo1 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:22 AM

    This it Brady’s Get-Out-Of-Playing-In-The-Pro-Bowl injury, 2010 edition. Why else would this come out now?

    Move along, nothing to see here.

  45. goodjet says: Jan 19, 2011 11:22 AM

    I heard Brady had the Chicken Pox and an Ear Infection accompanied by Hemorrhoids and Depression mixed in with some Influenza associated with Schizophrenia bought on by Tennis Elbow and Tooth Decay with some Yellow Fever and Ringworm caused by his Pink Eye that led to Mad Cow Disease and he also had a really really bad Hang-Nail and that’s probably why the Patriots lost the game — The Poor Guy — I feel bad for him!

  46. holeinone09 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:24 AM

    Big Ben has played with broken bones in his foot and a broken nose, and got the job done. And I don’t think Brady is making any excuses here. Brady is clearly an excellent QB, but he is not very mobile even if completely healthy. He never did exhibit the ability to make big throws when scrambling. He is a pocket passer that needs enough time to find an open WR, and then he is pretty accurate. If a defense is blanketing his WR’s, he can’t do anything special. The fact of the matter is the team overall was too dependent on him to put a ton of points on the board to cover up for an average-at-best defense and an average-at-best running game. When the Jets did things to hamper Brady’s ability to score points in massive quantities, the Pats were history. That does not mean Brady is not an excellent QB, but it shows that he was not good enough to overcome other deficiencies on the team. He is not in Ben’s league when it comes to being able to make big plays then the blocking breaks down.

    Looking forward to the AFC Championship game with 2 great defenses battling it out.

    GO STEELERS!!

  47. esspo1 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:24 AM

    I think Rex will know what to do with Brady’s injured foot.

  48. horaceivory says: Jan 19, 2011 11:27 AM

    Reading the posts on here and others this week it’s funny the vitriol and jealousy that comes out when the best team of the era stumbles. As well as the Jets played and as lousy as the Pats played on that day, the Pats win Sunday if a play or two goes slightly differently. But the Jets deserve credit for playing a great game, even if they act like they’ve never won a game in their lives. Anyway, enjoy it while it last haters. 14-2 in a rebuilding year and the Pats own the draft board this year.

  49. jmat40 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:30 AM

    I was wondering when the excuses for Brady would start.

  50. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:31 AM

    his feet looked pretty good to me…what with all the running scared he was doing back there. if it were a real foot injury, he wouldve dropped and gone fetal like a certain other qb

  51. rafterman1957 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:32 AM

    Excuses Excuses. Sounds like he’s turning into a Favre. But at least Favre can play a high level game while being knocked around. Hit Brady a few times and you’ve won. It’s funny, everyone is wondering what the deal is with Brady and the answer is very simple. Go look at the Super Bowl. Go look at the thrashing at the hands of Baltimore last year. Look at this last Jets game. The common denominator? Brady being hit hard and regularly. The dude is a puss and can’ take being hit. That’s his problem. He’s soft.

    —————————————————-
    Spot on!

    I posted something very similar to this, and it never saw the light of day! Congrats for getting through!

  52. shadowgm1 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:33 AM

    Big deal.

    This idiot is listed on the injury report every week (nearly). He’s lucky his line makes him look decent. There’s no telling how long his asterisk career would’ve been without them.

    It’s funny, the local media in Boston is using those same injuries used to play up this frail and gaunt guy into some warrior, to instead cover up his worst performance in quite a string of games. No one really heard too much of this while running through the season, and they had a week off leading into this game also.

    Boo hoo.

  53. CKL says: Jan 19, 2011 11:34 AM

    cakemixa says: Jan 19, 2011 10:04 AM

    Must be the same type of “injury” Drew Brees had this year.
    __________________________________
    I heard the announcers during the Saints playoff game with the Seahawks or maybe another Saints game late in the year say they talked to Sean Payton (this was when they were trying to explain why Drew had so many INTS when he isn’t that type of QB to throw a bunch) and Payton FLAT OUT TOLD them Brees was playing through a knee injury so that caused him some issues for a bit. Looks like that PFT post a long while ago about Brees’ injury where they quoted a source who Saints fans pretty unanimously described as very shady (and rightfully so the guy sounded like he had an axe to grind with the team) may have been right.

    I am not a Brady apologist and don’t think he’s perfect nor has he played well in a lot of his playoff games since 05, but some of you people are just pathetic the way you actually make things up. For all you sub idiot IQ people (especially you Indy fans whose QB throws other parts of the team under the bus to aggrandize himself)who are posting here with nothing to go on factually that Brady is making any excuses, he isn’t. And never has. He denied after the game that he was ill. He said he wished he would have done better and it starts with him and how he played. That is what a good leader does, he doesn’t make excuses or trash teammates.

    The ankle issue he had vs SD in the 07 playoffs that he still had in SB 42 was real too but he never used that as an excuse either. That is how it should be. It isn’t an excuse for anything. They got their butts kicked fair and square.

    It’s laughable that Indy fans would say a freaking word though when we got a plethora of Manning going on and on with no reason to about his bursa sac (hardly a major injury like an ACL/MCL for instance) publicly that one year, “I WENT THROUGH THIS I WENT THROUGH THAT. I PERSEVERED.” Blech.

    During the Jets game Brady’s throwing arm got painfully twisted by one of the bazillion sacks and he had to shake it off. That would be a good “excuse” to miss the PB, your throwing arm being a concern. And no I am not complaining about the sack, it was good hard nosed clean football. The Pats got out coached outplayed and out everything-ed. No excuses here. The Jets were the better team and there’s no doubt about that.

  54. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 19, 2011 11:34 AM

    Lie, cheat, steal. brag, and then whine and make excuses when you lose.

    It’s the New England way.

  55. meattuperello says: Jan 19, 2011 11:35 AM

    He’s been playing with injuries all year long.

    His French tip manicure damaged a cuticle.

    His weave has caused some scalp irritations.

    Shooting botox into that crater on his chin has caused some swelling.

    His bi-weekly waxing caused his Jock to irritate little tommy.

    Does the Boston media have to make stuff up just to protect him?

  56. cityofchampyinz says: Jan 19, 2011 11:58 AM

    Who cares?

  57. steelnucs says: Jan 19, 2011 11:59 AM

    @ holeinone09 –

    Man, you put it perfectly.

    Unless his injury (if he has one) is going to result in him having his foot amputated and not be able to ever play again, WHO CARES. He’ll have plenty of time to heal and be back next year, assuming the league and players’ union get their collective heads out of their collective rectums and get a deal so we can have football.

  58. dbellina says: Jan 19, 2011 12:03 PM

    Maybe Rex Ryan could check it out for him.

  59. brady2welker says: Jan 19, 2011 12:03 PM

    Brady is still the best yea we lossed im not going to make excuses for the game tho.rather u guys like it or not hes the best qb the league hate on it.

  60. obsession55 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:06 PM

    @ CKL

    EVERYONE is banged up this time of year, yet you’re makin excuses for Brady having these little ankle or foot injuries. You’re a joke!!

    And how can you question Peyton’s toughness? He hasnt missed a game his whole career and he only missed 1 PLAY after a broken jaw!! Never made any excuses when he played thru a knee injury in 2008 either. I’m not sayin Brady is makin excuses for himself, but you people need to stop makin them for him!! The Jets PUT PRESSURE ON HIM, THATS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO MAKE HIM AVERAGE!!! Thats why they lost

  61. flash1283 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:17 PM

    obsession55 says:
    Jan 19, 2011 10:13 AM
    His foot seemed fine on the meaningless final TD drive he put together! Amazing how he played good when he wasnt pressured…its funny how that works with Tommy

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    You mean just like any other QB in the NFL

  62. dennis2488 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:25 PM

    how is this news? everybody knew in october he had a broken bone in his foot. its been on the injury report since then.

  63. brady2welker says: Jan 19, 2011 12:26 PM

    Brady is still going to make hall of fame and hes going to get more superbowls he dont need to make excuses sorry guys your going to
    See all more of that “prettyboy” throwing tds an making the playoffs for the next six years hahahahhaha hatin cuz hes the best that ever walked the field hate on!!!!

  64. stixzidinia says: Jan 19, 2011 1:02 PM

    Actually Pats fans, no, Brady isn’t the best ever. Nor is he the best currently in the league. The greats are the ones who can make lemonade out of lemons and extend plays when pass protection breaks down. Brady doesn’t qualify. He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket. Brady doesn’t have a single highlight reel play in his entire resume. Guys like Ben have portfolios full of them. Hell, even Aaron Rodgers already has more highlight reel plays than Brady does. Brady is only as good as the protection in front of him….which is stellar 95% of the time. Take away Brady’s security blanket and you may as well have Trent Edwards back there.

  65. patriotinvasion says: Jan 19, 2011 1:08 PM

    It’s so easy to say “Blahhh Brady has won a thing since spygate”…lol

    Like winning the AFC Championship at 18-0 and being 1 miraculous catch away from 19-0…followed by a torn ACL and a 14-2 season 2 years later means absolutely nothing…

    You’d think the team has one 5-11 every year according to these morons. I’m sure losing nearly every key defensive veteran to those Super Bowl teams of the past has nothing to do with the fact that they haven’t won a Super Bowl…lol…right

  66. CKL says: Jan 19, 2011 1:16 PM

    obsession55 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:06 PM

    @ CKL

    EVERYONE is banged up this time of year, yet you’re makin excuses for Brady having these little ankle or foot injuries. You’re a joke!!

    And how can you question Peyton’s toughness? He hasnt missed a game his whole career and he only missed 1 PLAY after a broken jaw!! Never made any excuses when he played thru a knee injury in 2008 either. I’m not sayin Brady is makin excuses for himself, but you people need to stop makin them for him!! The Jets PUT PRESSURE ON HIM, THATS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO MAKE HIM AVERAGE!!! Thats why they lost
    ________________________________
    I made excuses for TB and said PM isn’t tough? I flat out SAID there were no excuses the Pats got beaten fair and square in SB 42 and on Sunday. I said nothing about PM’s toughness, though he seldom takes hits and he’s never had a major injury ever to fight back from. Part of why Manning doesn’t get hit much is because he usually gets rid of the ball immediately to his presnap read. It’s a skill he has. I loathe Manning but he’s obviously a top QB. Add reading comprehension and projection to some of you Indyfans’ problems. :D

  67. bbgraf08 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:18 PM

    I don’t understand how Brady is being ripped for this rumor. He isn’t making excuses, how is he drawing ire?

  68. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 19, 2011 1:23 PM

    brady2welker says: Jan 19, 2011 12:26 PM

    “…cuz hes the best that ever walked the field..”

    Uhm, apparently, he isn’t.

  69. bbgraf08 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:34 PM

    @stixzidinia

    “He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket.”

    Brady can’t avoid a sack? Over his career one thing that has made him great is his ability to seemingly sense pressure, and step forward just at the right moment to make a play.

    I swear–people have dislike for a certain athlete and they outright make things up in order to prove their points.

    Is Brady mobile? No, no one would ever say he is.

  70. discosucs2005 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:42 PM

    There is no way to measure how good a QB is that puts Brady at the top.

    Post season stats – Joe Montana
    Super Bowl stats – Joe Montana
    Super Bowl wins – Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw
    Regular season stats – Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning
    Regular season wins – Brett Favre, Dan Marino

    What possible way ca you look at all the numbers and think: “Tom Brady is the best ever.”

    His career isn’t over yet, and he still could win a Super Bowl, or put up huge regular season numbers. But as of right now, he is not the best ever.

  71. steelersmichele says: Jan 19, 2011 1:57 PM

    Ben played with a broken foot and broken nose. Brady should be able to do the same…although if he did break his nose, he wouldn’t have finished the game because he would have been in the plastic surgeons office.

    But seriously, what player isn’t hurt and banged up this time of year.

    My question is why does he continuously get votes for the pro bowl when it’s obvious he never plans to play?

  72. kate773 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:57 PM

    stixzidinia says:
    Jan 19, 2011 1:02 PM
    Actually Pats fans, no, Brady isn’t the best ever. Nor is he the best currently in the league. The greats are the ones who can make lemonade out of lemons and extend plays when pass protection breaks down. Brady doesn’t qualify. He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket. Brady doesn’t have a single highlight reel play in his entire resume. Guys like Ben have portfolios full of them. Hell, even Aaron Rodgers already has more highlight reel plays than Brady does. Brady is only as good as the protection in front of him….which is stellar 95% of the time. Take away Brady’s security blanket and you may as well have Trent Edwards back there.

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    Wow. Not one single highlight reel play in 10 years. Wow. You should probably watch football occasionally.

    I don’t see anyone using this as an excuse. The rumor came out. I don’t think the Patriots released a report about this. I don’t see Brady saying anything about it (and for you losers using the supermodel thing as a dig, seriously, you’re sad. Don’t be bitter because you married hags. You sound ridiculously jealous. What does his wife have to do with anything on the football field?).

  73. kate773 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:58 PM

    bbgraf08 says:
    Jan 19, 2011 1:34 PM
    @stixzidinia

    “He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket.”

    Brady can’t avoid a sack? Over his career one thing that has made him great is his ability to seemingly sense pressure, and step forward just at the right moment to make a play.

    I swear–people have dislike for a certain athlete and they outright make things up in order to prove their points.

    Is Brady mobile? No, no one would ever say he is.

    ______________________________

    Amen. The hatred is getting to be a little ridiculous.

  74. flash1283 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:03 PM

    stixzidinia says:
    Jan 19, 2011 1:02 PM
    Actually Pats fans, no, Brady isn’t the best ever. Nor is he the best currently in the league. The greats are the ones who can make lemonade out of lemons and extend plays when pass protection breaks down. Brady doesn’t qualify. He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket. Brady doesn’t have a single highlight reel play in his entire resume. Guys like Ben have portfolios full of them. Hell, even Aaron Rodgers already has more highlight reel plays than Brady does. Brady is only as good as the protection in front of him….which is stellar 95% of the time. Take away Brady’s security blanket and you may as well have Trent Edwards back there.
    _______

    What a bunch of crap!!!
    First like Manning Brady is a pocket passer and like Manning they both have great O lines. That in no way should discredit all they have done.
    Why is it that all the football analyst always praise him for his ability to slide around in thr pocket to avoid the rush.

    Take away most QB protection and they will all look like Trent Edwards, even the most mobile QB in the NFL (mike vick)looked bad
    Vs Greenbay when his protection broke down.

    And yes wether you like him or not and regardless of what happened Sunday he IS one of the top 2 or 3 QB in the NFl

  75. giablommi says: Jan 19, 2011 2:10 PM

    I love how PFT reports a RUMOR that was put out by a radio station- not the player, the coach or the team, mind you- and it immediately becomes a sounding board for a gratuitous orgy of Patriots/Brady bashing, discrediting everything they’ve done in the last 9 years, no way Brady will ever be the best ever, etc.

    Some of you people really need to get a hold of your lives and find some self-worth that doesn’t involve either bashing coaches/teams/players (who don’t give a damn what you think anyway) or trying to re-write history.

  76. john0756 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:11 PM

    Actually Pats fans, no, Brady isn’t the best ever. Nor is he the best currently in the league. The greats are the ones who can make lemonade out of lemons and extend plays when pass protection breaks down. Brady doesn’t qualify. He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket. Brady doesn’t have a single highlight reel play in his entire resume. Guys like Ben have portfolios full of them. Hell, even Aaron Rodgers already has more highlight reel plays than Brady does. Brady is only as good as the protection in front of him….which is stellar 95% of the time. Take away Brady’s security blanket and you may as well have Trent Edwards back there.

    If you really believe this you should never watch football again. Brady isnt talking about this radio show host are and thats it. You people are once again blaming him for what the media says he has maid no excuses. Watch some Patriot games over brady has plenty of highlight plays. Putting Ben or Aaron in the same conversation as Brady is stupid only Manning can be compared.

  77. flash1283 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:12 PM

    discosucs2005 says:
    Jan 19, 2011 1:42 PM
    There is no way to measure how good a QB is that puts Brady at the top.

    Post season stats – Joe Montana
    Super Bowl stats – Joe Montana
    Super Bowl wins – Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw
    Regular season stats – Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning
    Regular season wins – Brett Favre, Dan Marino

    What possible way ca you look at all the numbers and think: “Tom Brady is the best ever.”

    His career isn’t over yet, and he still could win a Super Bowl, or put up huge regular season numbers. But as of right now, he is not the best ever.

    00  
    ——–
    Who said he was the best ever?
    I think you would have to wait till he was finished
    For that.

    But if people can’t admit he’s one of the top 2 or 3 playing now
    then they really don’t know much.

  78. bspurloc says: Jan 19, 2011 2:17 PM

    .
    same injury when he got stomped out by the Giants I presume

  79. hammertoe11 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:17 PM

    Is brady, taking plays from Favre play book? It sounds like it. brady, needs to stop blaming things like a foot problem and admit he didn’t play good at all. From the first snap of the ball to the last second. Brady, just didn’t play his best.

  80. electstat says: Jan 19, 2011 2:20 PM

    Who cares. They aren’t playing this weekend.

  81. FinFan68 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:30 PM

    footballsavant says:
    Jan 19, 2011 10:21 AM
    No reason to make excuses for Brady – they haven’t won a THING since SpyGate.

    Much harder to make plays when you DON’T know what the defense is doing, isn’t it Tommy?
    —————————–
    As a Dolphin fan, I have to say the SpyGate crap is a tiresome and lazy way to prove an incorrect point and rag on the Patriots. They had a perfect regular season AFTER spygate and only lost the SuperBowl because of the biggest fluke play since “The Immaculate Reception”. Bottom line: There are very few teams that would not want Brady as their QB or Belichick as their HC. To say otherwise shows your shallowness and lack of knowledge

  82. meattuperello says: Jan 19, 2011 2:30 PM

    Flash,

    Peyton Manning has never had a great OL.

    He had a decent one with Tarik Glenn, but that OL has never been great!

  83. john0756 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:33 PM

    Is brady, taking plays from Favre play book? It sounds like it. brady, needs to stop blaming things like a foot problem and admit he didn’t play good at all. From the first snap of the ball to the last second. Brady, just didn’t play his best.

    Once again Brady didn’t say it and I quote One of the sources says Brady has a fractured foot, although they note the sources aren’t close to Brady.

  84. john0756 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:34 PM

    Flash,

    Peyton Manning has never had a great OL.

    He had a decent one with Tarik Glenn, but that OL has never been great!

    I disagree they o-line in the marvin harrison days were easily above average

  85. giablommi says: Jan 19, 2011 2:39 PM

    “Actually Pats fans, no, Brady isn’t the best ever. Nor is he the best currently in the league. The greats are the ones who can make lemonade out of lemons and extend plays when pass protection breaks down. Brady doesn’t qualify. He has exactly zero ability to avoid a sack and move out of the pocket. Brady doesn’t have a single highlight reel play in his entire resume. Guys like Ben have portfolios full of them. Hell, even Aaron Rodgers already has more highlight reel plays than Brady does. Brady is only as good as the protection in front of him….which is stellar 95% of the time. Take away Brady’s security blanket and you may as well have Trent Edwards back there.”
    ^^^^^^
    This is honestly one of the stupidest takes I have ever heard on this site that didn’t have to do with asterisks, cheating, videocameras, etc.

    To say that Brady is not great because he is a POCKET PASSER? WOW. I guess that means Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Troy Aikman were all garbage? None of them were fast, and guess what, if someone was coming completely unblocked on a blitz, yes, they too would have been sacked just like Brady was on Sunday. Hell, Scott Mitchell had some wheels…so did Steve Bono…same with Matt Cassel..let me guess, you’d take all those guys over Brady too? Unreal.

    And how amazing that a guy could have a 50 TD season a few years back, and not a single one of them landed on the highlight reel. Interesting.

    And last but not leat, the “great ones make lemons out of lemonade”. Ever look at the Patriots receiving corps in 2001? Troy Brown, David Patton and Fred Coleman were the WR’s, Jermaine Wiggins was his TE and J.R. Redmond and Antowain Smith were his RB’s!!!!! Let me guess, none of that maters though because of some alleged walkthrough tape (that noone can prove ever existed in the first place). You haters never cease to amaze.

  86. all4patriots says: Jan 19, 2011 2:45 PM

    “What possible way can you look at all the numbers and think: Tom Brady is the best ever”

    -TD/INT ratio among elite QBs
    -Regular season winning percentage among elite QBs
    -postseason winning percentage among elite QBs
    -career passer rating without being in a dome

    Lots of people put huge emphasis on passing yardage (Marino, Favre, Manning) when passing yards are piled up largely in comeback efforts, often by losing teams (Let’s call it the Matt Schaub or Kyle Orton effect, when considering this year).

    Passing yards do NOT correlate with winning like other measures, such as passer rating, TD/INT ratio, and even completion percentage.

    Som people think that Manning’s stats make him better than Brady, but Brady now has a better career passer rating overall, despite Manning’s rating being inflated by far more indoor games and being in a mild weather division. Brady’s rating is better than Manning’s (and most others in the discussion) in all splits: in games played inside, outside, in heat, in cold, in rain, in wind. Everybody’s numbers go down (over the long haul) in bad weather. Manning gets to play >50% of his games inside and another 30% in decent weather.

    If Brady played in a dome, based upon his numbers when he does play there (all on the road!), his numbers would dwarf Manning’s or any other QB from nw or in the past.

  87. giablommi says: Jan 19, 2011 2:47 PM

    “Is brady, taking plays from Favre play book? It sounds like it. brady, needs to stop blaming things like a foot problem and admit he didn’t play good at all.”
    ^^^^^
    Brady has not said word one about any alleged injury, nor can I really recall him ever doing so at any point in his career.
    ————-
    “From the first snap of the ball to the last second. Brady, just didn’t play his best.”
    ^^^^^
    No argument there, he looked like a deer in the headlights. No clue what his story was, or is, but if Rexy knocking his work ethic doesn’t provide some added motivation and incentive next season (whenever that is), then it would be correct to conclude that Brady’s top priorities are no longer football related.

    That pains me to say it, but that was the prevailing sentiment at Gillete on Sunday.

  88. afc22 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:53 PM

    i wonder if Deion Branch was leaking that rumor

  89. naturally71 says: Jan 19, 2011 2:55 PM

    The Pats lost ok….besides if he did have a foot injury, it’s not like he uses his feet to make plays anyway. He normally just takes the sack, because he can only run a 5’6 in the 40. He is not a Mike Vick, Aaron Rodgers, or Big Ben because they all help their teams out by making plays with their feet instead of cussing because you got sacked on third down. Daaahhh lol

  90. CKL says: Jan 19, 2011 2:55 PM

    Fin Fan 68 you are one of my favorite PFT posters because you never ever let your fandom be a reason to show bias and you just proved why you are one of my favorites again. Thanks. :)

  91. ingus09 says: Jan 19, 2011 3:04 PM

    Did he have a bloody sock?

  92. meattuperello says: Jan 19, 2011 4:14 PM

    JOhn above average= decent not Great. He’s never had a great one.

  93. stixzidinia says: Jan 19, 2011 8:05 PM

    Ahhhhh poor Pats fans. I can see my post hit a little too close to home. Sorry you’re just now figuring out what the rest of us have known for years……that Brady is the biggest puss in the history of pro sports. He Makes Jim Everett look like an iron man. There’e simply nothing more to it than that. Get pressure on him, beat him up, and you got yourselves a victory.

    And sorry, i’ve been watching Brady since 2001 like everybody else. He is extremely average when protection breaks down. It’s an indefensible position to say otherwise. Head on over to ColdHardFootballFacts and there’s a nice piece exposing him on another level right now.

  94. brady2welker says: Jan 19, 2011 9:25 PM

    Brady haters hahahahahahaha go ahead and hate were used to it

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