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Greg Schiano on Brady injury: It’s an inherent risk in what we do

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was a full participant in Thursday’s practice and he looked fine based on all accounts from those who watched the session, which makes the few hours on Wednesday when there was a worry about his health seem like a distant memory.

There were still questions about the play that led to the sprained knee after practice, however. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com spoke to a few members of the Patriots who focused more on the fact that Brady was okay than on the anything having to do with the play that sent him to the turf.

Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn pushed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder straight back into Brady after Brady released the ball, which led some to question whether Clayborn was too overzealous in his pass rush. Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano reiterated that coaches “keep warning” players about avoiding hits on quarterbacks, but that it’s difficult to prevent everything when players “get competing with each other.”

“I just think everybody’s playing football,” Schiano said, via Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s not right or wrong. It’s an inherent risk in what we do. We try to be really smart with it. They try to be really smart with it. I think both teams got just a great three days of work.”

Inherent risk is a pretty good summation of life on a football field when players are in pads and moving full speed, even if there are rules against hitting certain players.

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20 Responses to “Greg Schiano on Brady injury: It’s an inherent risk in what we do”
  1. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    Yeah, but if it was Blaine Gabbert or Matt Flynn this wouldn’t be so blown out of proportion…it was the NFL’s golden child.

  2. bucrightoff says: Aug 15, 2013 5:43 PM

    I know, I know, hilarious coming from the guy who crashes victory formations. Yup, down less than a score you should always just give up. Once again I am glad he is our coach instead of Raheem “Lets go to the club” Morris.

  3. offthelows says: Aug 15, 2013 5:49 PM

    it’s a pretty instant play, once you have the guard/tackle leaning backwards on a bull rush, then your momentum and his momentum is taking both towards the backfield, and on a 5-7 step QB drop, not much can be done

  4. bolts0621 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:52 PM

    There are still questions about the play that caused him to fall down? Come on…its football – the guy wasn’t even hurt – yet we are 6 articles into diagnosing how he almost…could of gotten hurt.

  5. tampamac says: Aug 15, 2013 5:57 PM

    Nice attempt at sarcasm at the end there, Alper. Clayborn didn’t touch Brady, so you media types need to quit beating a dead horse. It wasn’t a dirty play, Solder needs to tighten up, and Brady’s fine. Nothing to see here.

  6. blackngold4life says: Aug 15, 2013 5:59 PM

    Shouldn’t be practicing with other teams anyway..now if Brady was REALLY hurt then what??

  7. j0esixpack says: Aug 15, 2013 6:17 PM

    As a Patriots fan it’s kindof tough to blame Clayton for playing hard.

    Unless someone can show he knowingly pushed Solder into Brady, with intent to harm, seems to me he was just playing hard to secure his role.

    Better to blame Solder for letting himself get pushed back than blame Clayton. Solder’s role is to protect Brady. That’s not in Clayton’s job description.

  8. captainstagger says: Aug 15, 2013 6:21 PM

    So Solder shows up to work in roller slates and gets pushed back into Brady and its Schiano that is making a statement? Shouldn’t Belicheat perhaps take the mic and explain that his LT got owned…..

  9. nfl4days says: Aug 15, 2013 6:22 PM

    Schiano probably thought Brady was taking a knee.

  10. elwayfanj says: Aug 15, 2013 6:26 PM

    It happens, nobody needs to apologize.

  11. CKL says: Aug 15, 2013 6:32 PM

    I’m a Pats fan. It’s football. There was nothing dirty or headhunting about it. And even if TB had gotten hurt, I’d still say that same thing. Even when his ACL was taken out in 08, and as much as I loathe Pollard that was more on a Pats RB (I know who but I like him so I won’t say) for not making a good block.

  12. bucwilder says: Aug 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    Solder was blown up during the first preseason game. He needs to tighten up.

    Brady should’ve been wearing the knee brace he is such a proponent about and should’ve had more pocket awareness.

    Clayborn has been playing limited reps coming off of injuries, so, of course he is chomping at the bit to make the most of his opportunities.

    Players have been getting injured all through camp, so to blame it on joint practices or dirty play is just a weak excuse. Some people need to except that there is still risk of injury in this game.

  13. 619sdfan4life says: Aug 15, 2013 6:51 PM

    Says the guy who was telling his D-Line to tackle the QB in the last 10secs of the game when they are down by 10… Good one schiano

  14. irishnativeson says: Aug 15, 2013 6:57 PM

    The reporting of Brady (almost being injured) is a perfect example why there are so many complaints, from those of a certain political persuasion, about “the liberal media” and their editorial process, of course the Riley Cooper outburst and it’s subsequent coverage practically had them apoplectic. The funny thing about it is those same jimmy’s profess to acknowledge the reasoning, advertising dollars, web hits and site clicks, yet they can’t overcome the compulsion to give them exactly what they want. While it is unfortunate that some may have a genetic predisposition to obsessive compulsive disorders, I can’t help but evoke the lyrics from Tools AEnema.

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 15, 2013 8:18 PM

    irishnativeson says:

    The reporting of Brady (almost being injured) is a perfect example why there are so many complaints, from those of a certain political persuasion, about “the liberal media” and their editorial process
    ________________________

    This has nothing to do with being “liberal” or “right wing” media. All media outlets these days sensationalize anything they can in a desperate attempt to provide enough content and get positive enough ratings so the talking heads won’t lose their jobs.

    Its also the dark side effect of the internet. Even 15 – 20 years ago you might have heard on the evening news that Brady’s knee got dinged and we’d find out the next day how he was doing.

    Instead we get about 400 SKY AM FALLING internet reports and many Pats fans panicking and many fans of other teams that don’t like the Pats bombing the boards with “ha ha your season is over” posts.

  16. captainstagger says: Aug 15, 2013 9:07 PM

    619….check your facts…..Bucs were only down by one score….

  17. whereyaat says: Aug 15, 2013 9:37 PM

    irishnativeson says:

    This has nothing to do with being “liberal” or “right wing” media. All media outlets these days sensationalize anything they can in a desperate attempt to provide enough content and get positive enough ratings so the talking heads won’t lose their jobs.
    ——————————————-
    Agree with most of that. One reason why I like Profootballtalk is that they do not get into the cheap story model that ESPN and Fox News and now the NFL Network like to propogate: A guest on our show said “this,” let’s ask the players about that and make that a story. Pretty soon, the thing snowballs into 3 days worth of coverage over something a worthless pundit (McNabb, Bayless, Bruschi, Palin) said, with back and forth between players, pundits, and coaches. What a waste of time.

    One commentor above pointed out something interesting – why wasn’t Brady wearing his knee brace during preseason practices? That is not smart.

  18. rc33 says: Aug 16, 2013 9:24 AM

    We can move on now, right? No harm done and certainly nothing Clayborn did wrong. Though Solder might wanna tighten up that pass blocking stance.

  19. irishnativeson says: Aug 16, 2013 5:25 PM

    harrisonhits2, are we to understand that you and every comment on PFT that has ever mentioned “the liberal media” aren’t really pee whining about the media at all??? Is what your really trying to say, that since someone labeled your political persuasion, you feel compelled to defend your view that you have a right to post diarrhea ridiculing “every media outlet” because they “sensationalize anything they can in a desperate attempt to provide enough content and get positive enough ratings so the talking heads won’t lose their jobs.” I thought those of your political persuasion were all about the jobs jobs jobs, harrisonthits2? Seems a little hypocritical that you’ve determined “taking heads” should be unemployed because you’ve devalued their worth. What is your plan for them to support themselves and their families?

  20. evilglazers666 says: Aug 22, 2013 2:43 PM

    Schiano instructed him to do it.

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