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Tom Brady said he knew quickly knee was fine

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Tom Brady addressed last week’s knee scare for the first time, and being the quarterback of the Patriots, said he felt the issue was overblown by the media.

While regular season practices are away from prying eyes (and cell phone video and Twitter accounts), the Patriots quarterback’s going down in a heap was in the middle of a heavily attended joint workout with the Buccaneers.

There are a lot of people at practice that were witnessing,” Brady told WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan this morning (via the Boston Herald). “If that was a Wednesday or Thursday practice during the regular season, you’d probably never hear anything about it. But it’s just obviously the nature of Twitter and all that social media and stuff.

“It happens on the practice field. It happens on the game field. You see so many injuries that have happened over the course of this preseason, so football is not for the faint of heart. You get bumps and bruises, and hopefully nothing is too serious, and you can just bounce back from it and move on.”

Brady said he knew soon after practice that he’d be fine, and said his leaving the practice field was a precaution.

“I wouldn’t say frightened,” Brady said. “You’re just wondering what happened because I didn’t obviously see anything. You just feel something and then you react. I went back in really to finish the period out that we had going, and then just talked to coach [Bill] Belichick and our trainer and figured just try to be safe. I felt bad it caused more of a media story than it actually was worthy of because I hate to really draw attention in that sort. But we were really just trying to be smart.”

Because he missed an entire season with an injury to the same knee, it’s going to be an issue, and only hiding it would keep it from being a big deal.

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33 Responses to “Tom Brady said he knew quickly knee was fine”
  1. bighurt228 says: Aug 19, 2013 7:47 AM

    Twitter, facebook, and the media are ruining sports. Nothing but sensationalism and undocumented facts are spread before real information is known or given.

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 7:59 AM

    How dare he draw away attention from Hernandez’s serial killing spree and Tebow’s butchering of the QB position.

  3. truthfactory says: Aug 19, 2013 8:08 AM

    Although his left tackle got bulldozed during that play in practice, the o-line as a whole has looked fantastic so far in pre-season games.

    They’re giving him time to stand tall in the pocket and pick apart the defense. If they can do that during the regular season, Brady could make even me into a pro-bowler!

  4. kingcasper says: Aug 19, 2013 8:33 AM

    It will be fine until week one when the Bills target that precious knee….get the ice out Giselle…

  5. swagger52 says: Aug 19, 2013 8:55 AM

    As Brady was hiking up his skirt, he fell to the turf.

    If this were a regular season game, he would have gotten a hit below the waist penalty to extend his 4th quarter winning drive.

  6. daknight93 says: Aug 19, 2013 8:57 AM

    The media overreact all the time over minor injuries…this is football, every athlete will go thru bumps and bruises, oh I forgot Roger Gödel is working extremely hard to turn this league into the National Flag Football League in 15 yrs…won’t have to worry about injuries anymore fans..lol

  7. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    hes fine… he said hes FINE.

    Can we drop the constant updates now, or will we be reporting on the flavor of Iced Cream that his wife bought him the last time they hung out? :)

  8. whiningpatriotfans says: Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.

  9. leftyman says: Aug 19, 2013 9:28 AM

    This post and all future posts concerning Tom Brady should be accompanied with an obligatory pre-bred bikini pic of Gisele.

  10. dsigrey says: Aug 19, 2013 10:01 AM

    whiningpatriotfans says:
    Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM
    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.

    He also play absolutely horrible in the playoffs a few years that everyone conveniently forgets to mention…

  11. bullcharger says: Aug 19, 2013 10:06 AM

    bighurt228 says:Aug 19, 2013 7:47 AM

    Twitter, facebook, and the media are ruining sports. Nothing but sensationalism and undocumented facts are spread before real information is known or given.

    ———————————–

    You can stop following and turn on the TV at game time if you want to. Lots of people don’t follow this blog, the media, twitter or facebook and still watch football every week.

  12. bullcharger says: Aug 19, 2013 10:20 AM

    whiningpatriotfans says:Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.

    ——————

    Yes he is… that said. he won 4 Super Bowls and he was a great player. That said, 4-0 doesn’t mean anything. He lost 3 championship games and plenty of other playoff games. The NFC was the better conference in that era and the real superbowl was the NFC championship game. It would have been a pretty major upset had they lost any of the last 3 Super Bowls he won. The 4 wins matter, but zero losses isn’t impressive. Looking at overall playoff record makes more sense.

  13. realtheprince says: Aug 19, 2013 10:35 AM

    whiningpatriotfans says:Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.

    ———————————-

    Not really, then why not Terry Bradshaw (4-0) or the legend Otto Graham (7 championships in 10 yrs) is waaay better than Montana

    Its completely unfair to compare QBs with # of championships

    Football is a Team game, u cannot win only with individual talents

  14. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    realtheprince:
    You are way too logical for a quarterback-obsessed society that’s been brainwashed by ESPN for 30 years.
    The media in Pittsburgh are convinced that Roethlisberger is going to “win” more Super Bowls in the history of history. Roethlisberger has thrown one TD pass in the two Super Bowls his TEAMS have won. Had Bradshaw been as mediocre in big games, he’d been run out of town, which, come to think of it, he nearly was anyway…

  15. granadafan says: Aug 19, 2013 11:15 AM

    Are you saying the media completely overreacted in their irrational coverage of their Golden boy? Whaaaaaaaaat? I’m shocked and flabbergasted. I demand an explanation.

  16. tedmurph says: Aug 19, 2013 11:16 AM

    Montana was 4-0 in SBs, but he was on better teams, much better. The 49ers were before the salary cap era. Those teams were all star teams. Montana probably played with around 10 HOFers. Brady prob played with none, certainly not on offense. Brady has done it with less. He’s not throwing to Rice, Taylor or Clark, he doesn’t have RCraig in the backfield, etc. Montana was 16-7 in the playoffs, with 4 one and outs. Brady is 17-7 with 2 one and outs. It’s a different era, but Montana never threw for 4000 yrds, never mind 5k. JM only threw for 30 TDs once, never mind 50(record). If you want to compare QBs in this era, just look at PManning’s sub .500 playoff record. I’ll never convince the haters, but Brady has a case for the greatest of all time. And he ain’t done yet.

  17. rc33 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:54 AM

    Montana’s 4-0 was no better than Bradshaw’s…’cept Bradshaw was clearly the superior QB.

  18. CKL says: Aug 19, 2013 11:55 AM

    Brady: “I felt bad it caused more of a media story than it actually was worthy of because I hate to really draw attention in that sort.”

    I’ll take “Words you will never hear Roethlisberger say for $500, please.”
    *************************
    Of course TB wasn’t frightened. We all know he’s frightened only on waterslides. :)

    leftyman says:
    Aug 19, 2013 9:28 AM
    This post and all future posts concerning Tom Brady should be accompanied with an obligatory pre-bred bikini pic of Gisele.
    _______________________________
    You’ve posted this on almost every TB knee post. Can you not use the internet to search for that type of stuff yourself? You sound like Gregg Easterbrook with his constantly puerile nonsense.

  19. marcuswelby1 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:56 AM

    whiningpatriotfans says:
    Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM
    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.

    —————————————–

    No doubt, Montana was one of the best ever. However what few people seem to remember is that during that time the 9ers also had a lights out defense. Bree’s, Brady, Rodgers, and PM never had a defense as good as any of those 9er teams.

  20. mangycougar says: Aug 19, 2013 12:06 PM

    whiningpatriotfans says: Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game

    So was Terry Bradshaw…..

    If it comes down to championship titles, Otto Graham is the man. 10 years, 7 titles.

  21. EJ says: Aug 19, 2013 12:09 PM

    whiningpatriotfans says:
    Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.
    ==================================================

    I’ll second that, then I’ll raise you this:

    Best Wide Receiver ever: Jerry Rice

    Best QB/WR tandem: Joe Montana to Jerry Rice

    Best TE ever: Brent Jones

    I’m not a 49ers fan, but these three players had it all. Three players that belong on the All-time greatest team.

  22. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 19, 2013 12:14 PM

    marcuswelby:
    You are so right about a lack of quality defenses for Brees, Brady, Rodgers and Manning. In fact, Brees and Rodgers have been supported by awful defenses, while Brady benefitted from some pretty good defenses during his Super Bowl-winning days.
    Another factor that needs to be considered is the quality of competition in each quarterback’s teams’ respective Super Bowl wins.
    I saw Bradshaw outduel Roger Staubach not once but TWICE. In Super Bowl 13, Bradshaw threw four spectacular TD passes in a 35-31 classic shootout between two talent-ladened teams on BOTH sides of the ball.

  23. patriotinvasion says: Aug 19, 2013 12:17 PM

    whiningpatriotfans says:
    Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM
    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.
    _____

    And what was Cool Joe doing all of those years he wasn’t winning the Super Bowl? Oh yea, LOSING playoff games 17-3 and 49-3 to the Giants like in ’85 and ’86.

    Brady is 3-2, and although he needs a 4th ring to truly be considered the best ever, I think going to the Super Bowl an additional time or two and coming within 1 play each time of winning it is more of an accomplishment than never getting there and getting annihilated in playoff games like Montana did multiple times.

  24. whiningpatriotfans says: Aug 19, 2013 12:18 PM

    To all those who responded to my Montana comment – thank you for setting me straight. After reading your expert / unbiased analysis, I now believe TB is the greatest athlete on earth and probably the universe for that matter. This comment section taught me so much about the game today – I’m thinking about printing the comments out so I can re-read later. How do you all find the time to post such educated comments like “Brady rules” and still have time for your contributions to mankind. Again, thank you.

  25. tedmurph says: Aug 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    Brent Jones the greatest TE ever??? TGonzalez, MBavaro, KWinslow, MDitka, SSharpe, DCasper, JMackey, ONewsome just off the top of my head.

  26. patriotinvasion says: Aug 19, 2013 12:20 PM

    Are there any other teams aside from the Patriots that inspire internet tr0lls to create anti-Patriot screen names just to post on sites like this?

    You know your team has crushed a lot of dreams of other fans when you see screen names like MattWalshVideo and whiningpatriotfans. Long sniff, ahhhhhhh…feels good to be relevant.

  27. tedmurph says: Aug 19, 2013 12:24 PM

    whiningpatriotfans says:Aug 19, 2013 12:18 PM

    To all those who responded to my Montana comment – thank you for setting me straight. After reading your expert / unbiased analysis, I now believe TB is the greatest athlete on earth and probably the universe for that matter. This comment section taught me so much about the game today – I’m thinking about printing the comments out so I can re-read later. How do you all find the time to post such educated comments like “Brady rules” and still have time for your contributions to mankind. Again, thank you.
    ———————————————————-

    Glad to be of service, hope you enjoyed the education. Maybe next time you can contribute something more interesting than ‘I hate the Patriots’

  28. CKL says: Aug 19, 2013 1:04 PM

    bobzilla1001 says:
    Aug 19, 2013 12:14 PM
    marcuswelby:
    You are so right about a lack of quality defenses for Brees, Brady, Rodgers and Manning. In fact, Brees and Rodgers have been supported by awful defenses, while Brady benefitted from some pretty good defenses during his Super Bowl-winning days.
    _________________________________
    That’s one reason I love having TB as my team’s QB. He is truly and really a team player. When he was doing his interview with Strahan a couple days ago, he said that the reason the Pats won those SBs was their defense . TB was a complete and total “efficient game manager/coachable/smart decision maker ” in his first SB. I mean he threw for like 150 yards or something and they had ONE td on offense. That’s one reason why I laugh when media says how you MUST have an elite QB to win SBs. More like once a QB is on a SB winning team, the media annoints him as elite or at least debates it so they can look good.

  29. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:44 PM

    CKL:
    You and I have always agreed on the great quarterback debate. And I don’t blame you for having love and admiration for your QB. He’s an exceptional team leader.
    ESPN and the other media sheep have spend so much time over the decades overhyping the QB, they have no choice but to continue with the overhype even though those they are overhyping are unworthy.
    Now that Joe Flacco has been anointed “forever elite,” I look forward to a possible Tony Romo-Matt Schaub Super Bowl. That’ll really throw the media for a loop!!!

  30. ftomasic1961 says: Aug 19, 2013 2:49 PM

    whiningpatriotfans says:
    Aug 19, 2013 9:22 AM
    Montana was 4-0 in super bowls – greatest QB in the history of the game.

    16 89
    —————-
    I will take bradshaw at 4-0 (four wins in six years, two back to back NO TEAM OR QB WILL EVER DO THAT AGAIN)

    Bradshaw won his first two back when you could actually HIT THE RECEIVERS ALL OVER THE FIELD till the ball was released, and you COULD HIT THE QB, without worrying about MARCIA BRADY RULES…..

    then bradshaw went on to win two more in the new era, as well….CALLING HIS OWN PLAYS, something montana and marcia nvr do.

    and all without illegal camera work too….

  31. CKL says: Aug 19, 2013 3:08 PM

    Some of them might explode on liveTV while Merrill Hodge grins! :D

    Yes we are very lucky. I happen to remember that even after the Pats won SB 36, there were still fan debates on whether Bledsoe should return as the starter. TB was no slam dunk, even to some of us Pats fans back then.

  32. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 19, 2013 4:03 PM

    CKL:
    Hoge is just as guilty as everyone else. His personal agenda is promoting/hyping Roethlisberger. It’s shame that ESPN can’t find some objective, unbiased and totally neutral NFL analysts. I’m surprised they all don’t wear their favorite team or players jerseys when on the air.

  33. bleedrangerblue says: Aug 19, 2013 5:25 PM

    Who cares he sucks anyway. Can’t win the big one anymore …

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