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Kraft wants Brady to wear a knee brace in practices and games

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft has paid tens of millions of dollars to Tom Brady and will pay tens of millions more. And he wants to protect his investment.

So Kraft has strongly urged Brady to wear a protective brace on his knee at all times, both in practices and in games.

Mr. Kraft felt pretty strongly about me wearing it,” Brady told reporters. “He said, ‘What’s the problem?’ I said, ‘I’ll wear it. I’ll wear it.’”

Brady wasn’t wearing a brace when he went down in practice with what turned out to be nothing but was briefly feared to be a knee injury in practice last week. Brady has already learned the hard way once before that one bad hit to the knee can end a season, and if a knee brace makes him even slightly less likely to suffer another season-ending knee injury, he would be wise to take Kraft’s advice.

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36 Responses to “Kraft wants Brady to wear a knee brace in practices and games”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 20, 2013 7:12 AM

    Give him the Iron Man suit while you’re at it.

  2. conormacleod says: Aug 20, 2013 7:28 AM

    Stick to Mac & Cheese and let the experts make medical decisions there Krafty.

  3. 6ball says: Aug 20, 2013 7:43 AM

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    Without Tom Brady the Patriots are not a serious playoff contender. His value to the franchise is almost incalculable. Bob Kraft is only protecting a company asset.

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  4. pftwstbshmc says: Aug 20, 2013 7:43 AM

    conormacleod says:
    Aug 20, 2013 7:28 AM
    Stick to Mac & Cheese and let the experts make medical decisions there Krafty.

    Yeah……. Here’s a clue……. Kraft IS NOT the mac and cheese guy……. He made his fortune with packaging material…… Cardboard boxes and the like to ship things in.

    And what is wrong with protecting an investment, making sure things won’t happen? I’m sure you and others do things to your vehicle to make sure you will be able to get back and forth to work every day. Along the same lines here.

  5. patriottony says: Aug 20, 2013 7:45 AM

    YO CONNOR,,before you lose your head like some idiot science fiction clown…You do know,,(I guess not),,that you have the wrong KRAFT right..you must be a pittsburg or jets fan….

    Unlike idiots in DC and other places,,,the PATRIOTS do what is best for the team…and the players.

  6. snowman36 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:58 AM

    *18-1

  7. george1859 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:01 AM

    Kraft is right.
    Lose Tom and NE instantly becomes a 4-12 team.

  8. aljack88 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:05 AM

    conormacleod says:
    Aug 20, 2013 7:28 AM
    Stick to Mac & Cheese and let the experts make medical decisions there Krafty.
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    Good thought in regards to medical decisions but this Kraft has nothing to do with what you can eat.

  9. bostonistitletown says: Aug 20, 2013 8:05 AM

    Kraft isn’t the owner of Kraft Mac and Cheese bro. Absolutely no relation.

  10. officialgame says: Aug 20, 2013 8:10 AM

    Kraft must have had a nightmare both of his QB’s went down and Tebow had to start.

  11. graphis56 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:18 AM

    He’s not the ‘Cheese Kraft’. That was J.L. Kraft (not related). This Mr. Kraft made his money by building a paper corporation. (I think he prints his own money now.)

  12. rjg427 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:26 AM

    He should fine him a million dollars each time he doesnt wear the brace, and that should include off field activities too…you never know when someone might just lunge at his knees…./sarcasm

  13. greymares says: Aug 20, 2013 8:31 AM

    I have always wondered why these big immobile Q.B.’s and all offensive lineman didn’t wear these braces. sounds like a good preventative practice to me.

  14. coachbeck says: Aug 20, 2013 8:32 AM

    When he gets frustrated because he can move even less he will take them off lol.

  15. golforepar says: Aug 20, 2013 8:34 AM

    It’s amazing how much football knowledge is gained when you have enough money to buy a team.

  16. whatnojets says: Aug 20, 2013 8:44 AM

    He should change his name to Lancelot

  17. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:45 AM

    Why? no one is allowed to hit him anyways….

  18. augsburg12 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:54 AM

    Nothing wrong with protecting a few million in investment by doing so. Long as it doesn’t effect his game any.

  19. whiningpatriotfans says: Aug 20, 2013 9:02 AM

    Wow, just another example of how down to earth this guy is – putting player safety first ahead of his own wallet.

    Greatest owner in the history of the game.

  20. bostonstandup says: Aug 20, 2013 9:11 AM

    I’m pretty sure the rest of New England is right there with Kraft. Without Brady it’s over around here.

  21. onlythebest36 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:12 AM

    “As you Wish”

  22. thegronk87 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:18 AM

    Brady is GOAT.

  23. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:20 AM

    Can’t blame the guy given how much he’s invested in Brady.

  24. wolfmanpatriot says: Aug 20, 2013 9:22 AM

    Ah. For once Kraft and I agree on something.

  25. gisellichek says: Aug 20, 2013 9:35 AM

    I can’t say I disagree with Krafty Bob… if Brady goes down… it is going to have a significant impact on revenue and the almighty TV ratings.

  26. bullcharger says: Aug 20, 2013 9:55 AM

    snowman36 says:Aug 20, 2013 7:58 AM

    *18-1
    ————-

    I agree they’ll be 18-1 this year… with one regular season loss at ATL. Then they’ll run the table. Good call!

  27. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:18 AM

    snowman36 says:

    *18-1
    ________________

    Lol that’s about the weakest smack talk imaginable.

    2007 was an absolutely wonderful season for Pats fans. They set just about every offensive record imaginable and played amazingly all year long.

    And yeah, they lost the SB that year but so what ? They were in it until the very end of the game and even though losing it sucked, that loss does not take away from the months of enjoyment and entertainment that season gave us.

    And you have to give the Giants respect for coming ready to play with a great game plan.

  28. fanofevilempire says: Aug 20, 2013 10:39 AM

    If Brady had the Knee Brace on in the SB he would have still lost to the football GIANTS, twice!

  29. fanofevilempire says: Aug 20, 2013 10:40 AM

    *18-1, THIS WAS AWESOME, HE DIDN’T EVEN USE ANY LETTERS.

  30. fanofevilempire says: Aug 20, 2013 10:43 AM

    I thought Kraft went to Russia to get his
    ring back, what ever happened to that?

  31. annapterp says: Aug 20, 2013 11:00 AM

    Might as well put him in a pink dress with some cute Uggs. Wait, does he already where that?

  32. drewzducks says: Aug 20, 2013 11:03 AM

    I don’t care if he’s shagging Gisele. I want that brace on his knee 24/7 until he hangs them up.

  33. rc33 says: Aug 20, 2013 11:45 AM

    conormacleod says: Aug 20, 2013 7:28 AM

    Stick to Mac & Cheese and let the experts make medical decisions there Krafty.
    —————————————
    For people that can’t read, much less actually research something, that’s the wrong Kraft, OK skippy?

  34. bighurt228 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:52 PM

    He shouldn’t have even had to make this request, where are the medical people and coaches. How in their right minds do you allow him in a simulated type game situation, on the field with no brace. Every single quarterback is a team asset. Without their starting QB, most teams would struggle. All these highly paid medical people there and no one says, Why is he practicing with no brace? Hits happen even at practice. I bet he never takes it off again when on the field.

  35. bighurt228 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    @fanof evil empire
    Hey Einstein, you watch much football?? He’s been wearing the brace every single regular season game and the playoffs since 2008. Get your facts straight.

  36. lrjets says: Aug 21, 2013 3:54 PM

    @patriottony….

    This dumb Jets fan always knew Bob Kraft was not from Kraft Cheese. He has a huge corrugated box factory employing 600 in Israel as well as philanthropic activities from Columbia U. to Mass.

    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank does not make empty bullets, he founded Home Depot.

    But shine on anyways.

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