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Tom Brady: I’ll be ready to go on Sunday

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For most people, the initial reaction to the news that quarterback Tom Brady missed Thursday’s practice with what the team called a calf injury was probably that Brady will play and that his day off wasn’t worth worrying about.

For anyone who took the absence more seriously, Brady offered a calming message on Thursday night. During an interview with Jim Gray of Westwood One, Brady said that he used the day to concentrate on the mental side of preparation for the Dolphins and that he’ll be just fine once Sunday rolls around.

“Physically I had the day off, but I got a lot of extra film in,” Brady said. “I got a lot of extra mental reps in and walk-throughs and such and I’ll be ready to go Sunday.”

Brady offered up the caveat that anything can happen between now and Sunday, but the history of Brady’s past appearances on the injury report and missed practices preceding business as usual on Sunday would seem to put that cautionary note into the “you could be hit by a bus tomorrow” category.

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54 Responses to “Tom Brady: I’ll be ready to go on Sunday”
  1. drainbameged says: Sep 5, 2014 8:26 AM

    Hes gunna need atleast a week off after wake eats his lunch

  2. lostsok says: Sep 5, 2014 8:33 AM

    Everybody gets old.

  3. 2difshoe says: Sep 5, 2014 8:35 AM

    Yea, in to the losers column !

  4. dcpatfan says: Sep 5, 2014 8:36 AM

    Hands down Thee Greatest QB in NFL History!

  5. cafetero1075 says: Sep 5, 2014 8:51 AM

    Hopefully he has a bad game. Go Dolphins !

  6. indytom87 says: Sep 5, 2014 8:58 AM

    Gronk said that and got in trouble.

  7. ebr362 says: Sep 5, 2014 9:00 AM

    He got alot of film work in with the 2 ex dolphins…..

  8. u4iadman says: Sep 5, 2014 9:08 AM

    Hands down the best system* QB in history.

  9. dolphansanity says: Sep 5, 2014 9:16 AM

    Hey! Remember last year when Brady threw a GAME LOSING interception against the Dolphins! Those were good times. Looking forward to seeing him get tossed around like a rag doll by the NFL’s best defensive line. Belicheck better download Don Jones anD MarcusThigpen again because he’s going to need every bit of info to keep this game close. Go Phins!!

  10. annes22 says: Sep 5, 2014 9:17 AM

    Hope he got a lot of practice for the ninety degree weather he will be playing in at 1.om
    Drink plenty Tommy because you will need it. Some of you will be falling by the wayside in the 4th quarter.

  11. kissbillsrings says: Sep 5, 2014 9:30 AM

    Brady will be out by 4th quarter… Resting & laughing as JG gets in some reps due to the lead the Pats have while milking the clock!!!
    Go Pats!!

  12. ezra954 says: Sep 5, 2014 9:31 AM

    He spent the day in the film room going over the defense of miami with the players they signed this week

  13. bostonian13 says: Sep 5, 2014 9:32 AM

    GOAT

  14. swagger52 says: Sep 5, 2014 9:37 AM

    They talk about his calf, but they should talk about his shoulder. You can flop on a bad calf, but Brady needs all the rest he can for his shoulder. Unfortunately, he needs targets over the middle, more than he needs a rested shoulder. He can’t make the outside or deep throws no matter how much rest he has.

    Long live Tom Brady to reign over the AFC L east.
    I love taking him out at Gillette in the playoffs.

  15. pastabelly101 says: Sep 5, 2014 9:39 AM

    90’s all week in New England, Pats may score in the 90s

  16. patriotsarespygaters says: Sep 5, 2014 10:01 AM

    lol psyche fins u stink get ready to lose u struggled to beat pats with half of the team on IR…

  17. bullcharger says: Sep 5, 2014 10:02 AM

    Once Dumervil got a great open shot on Brady. He was driven into the ground hard on his back. Looked really hard. Brady didn’t fumble and he stood up before Dumervil did and just played on as normal.

    Look it up. He can take shots ok. They still win most of the time.

  18. fireeyes111 says: Sep 5, 2014 10:08 AM

    The Dolphins don’t even have the best defensive line in their own division, let alone the NFL. Hell, they don’t even have the second-best defensive line in their own division.

  19. nickswearsky says: Sep 5, 2014 10:16 AM

    I don’t buy his excuse. He was opening a BBQ restaurant.

  20. smackingfools says: Sep 5, 2014 10:18 AM

    Probably just had a meeting with Don Jones and marcus Thigpen to get some game plans ready.

  21. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 10:29 AM

    Hands down Thee Greatest QB in NFL History!

    ——
    Not yet.

    Win a ring this year and then Brady and Montana will be 1A and 1B in no particular order.

    Win 2 more rings and he’ll be all by himself on top of the mountain… and probably for good.

    And after that happens, the gloating and kicking Pats haters while they’re down will be so much fun! I CAN’T WAIT!

  22. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 10:33 AM

    Remember last year when Brady threw a GAME LOSING interception against the Dolphins!

    —-
    I do remember. I think that was the highlight of the Dolphins 2-14 season. Who won the SB that year, I forget.

  23. mjmeyer86 says: Sep 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    He can take Sunday off; it’s only the Dolphins.

  24. keepyerstickontheice says: Sep 5, 2014 10:40 AM

    He’s handling his decline gracefully. He’ll be getting “a lot of extra film in” this year.
    Teams will be flooding the short and mid-yardage field with extra db’s because he’s no deep threat anymore.
    Not that there’s anybody to throw to, even if he could heave a wounded duck more than 30 yards. Sorry, “yaahhds.”

    Take a pay cut or Jimmy Garoppolo starts next week.

  25. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 10:41 AM

    —-
    I do remember. I think that was the highlight of the Dolphins 2-14 season. Who won the SB that year, I forget.

    Ah, I didn’t see the words last year. I was thinking of 2004. LOL

  26. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 5, 2014 10:45 AM

    “Win a ring this year and then Brady and Montana will be 1A and 1B in no particular order.
    Win 2 more rings and he’ll be all by himself on top of the mountain… and probably for good.”

    And retire with 0 more rings and he’ll be proven as a system QB unable to win a legit ring.

  27. pats3rings says: Sep 5, 2014 10:46 AM

    Haha, those of you expecting an aging Brady to be awful this year are going to be extremely disappointed. I will be the first to admit that Brady is not the same player he was in 07 or even 10 but he can still play QB in the league at a high level; in fact he is still a top 5 QB in my opinion.

  28. iamkillerfin says: Sep 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    HOPE WAKE PLANTS BRADY IN THE DIRT!!!

  29. ez4u2sa says: Sep 5, 2014 10:55 AM

    Bad news for the Dolphins. Patriots are healthy and all, including Brady and Gronk, will play. Pats win this one going away.

  30. thelastwordyaheard says: Sep 5, 2014 11:19 AM

    doesn’t matter ..Pats could easily handle the lowly ‘phins even with Garoppolo behind center

  31. restorativejusticeprogram says: Sep 5, 2014 11:19 AM

    BB’s arrogance wasted the last 10 years of Brady by not getting him a top 10 receiver other than Moss.

  32. jetfanfolife says: Sep 5, 2014 11:29 AM

    Brady is a ‘go’ alright a go to pound the turf and cry when he gets hit looking for a flag

  33. thetruthcampaign says: Sep 5, 2014 11:38 AM

    If you’re not, you suck.

  34. brutus9448 says: Sep 5, 2014 11:40 AM

    Brady has the refs on his side so nothing to worry about.
    The refs will give the game to the pats the same way they did in fox borough last year when they played the phins.

  35. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 11:50 AM

    Marino > Pennington > Tannehill

  36. weepingjebus says: Sep 5, 2014 12:00 PM

    Knowing Brady’s sense of humor, he was probably riding a horse very slowly back and forth in front of Welker’s house.

    #ClipClopClipClop

  37. patriotinvasion says: Sep 5, 2014 12:44 PM

    12+87+24 = 4th ring for Brady and Belichick. Those 3 remain healthy and they will win Super Bowl XLIX. If they don’t, it will be very difficult. Time will tell.

  38. getadealdonealready says: Sep 5, 2014 12:51 PM

    NFL Fan: We know no one believes your coaches injury reports

  39. u4iadman says: Sep 5, 2014 12:52 PM

    Agree with above…arrogance of Bill and owner wasted Brady’s last 10 years…coach is well past his prime.

    Look at how Pete Carroll is innovating the nfl in Seattle, and what Chip Kelly is doing in Phily.
    Bill, in contrast, is playing cheapskate still and losing without the video cheats.

    Truth *

  40. flash1287 says: Sep 5, 2014 1:03 PM

    getadealdonealready says:
    Sep 5, 2014 12:51 PM
    NFL Fan: We know no one believes your coaches injury reports

    Patriots fans : we don’t care

  41. dcpatfan says: Sep 5, 2014 1:05 PM

    u4iadman says:
    Sep 5, 2014 12:52 PM
    Agree with above…arrogance of Bill and owner wasted Brady’s last 10 years…coach is well past his prime.

    Look at how Pete Carroll is innovating the nfl in Seattle, and what Chip Kelly is doing in Phily.
    Bill, in contrast, is playing cheapskate still and losing without the video cheats.

    Truth *
    ________________________
    Dude,
    The Pats were 2 incredible catches from having 5 SB’s in a decade….
    No blame to be passed around here.

  42. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 1:10 PM

    Seems like the Patriots may have a defense to be feared this season. The last season they had such a defense was 2004, not coincidentally the season of their last championship.

    Now cue that Jim Rome soundbite for Patriot haters… UH OH!

  43. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 1:14 PM

    Fun Fact: Tim Tebow’s first win in the NFL was against the Dolphins.

    OHHHH SNAP

  44. brazzz01 says: Sep 5, 2014 1:14 PM

    doesn’t matter ..Pats could easily handle the lowly ‘phins even with Garoppolo behind center

    ———
    Or Tebow.

  45. realfootballfan says: Sep 5, 2014 1:36 PM

    Are we watching the beginning of the end for Brady? I know everyone wants to blame the receivers for last year’s dip in production, but he’s played with worse and been fine. Last year, he noticeably lost a step and now the nagging injuries may be starting. I hope he can keep it together for a few more years because I like watching the guy play as he’s the best of this era imo. The Patriots defense will be legit this year, so this might be one of his last shots.

  46. dsigrey says: Sep 5, 2014 1:49 PM

    restorativejusticeprogram says:
    Sep 5, 2014 11:19 AM
    BB’s arrogance wasted the last 10 years of Brady by not getting him a top 10 receiver other than Moss.

    ******************************************

    Not true. Look at the offenses they’ve had all those years. They all were tops in the league. BB failed by letting the defense slide not the offense.

  47. crazyaboutthepigskin says: Sep 5, 2014 1:50 PM

    Blah, blah, blah.

    Let’s see how the Patriots defense performs this year and this will be the gage if they have a realistic shot at that fourth ring.

  48. bencoates57 says: Sep 5, 2014 1:54 PM

    “Hes gunna need atleast a week off after wake eats his lunch”

    ————

    Does Wake EVER eat his lunch?

  49. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 5, 2014 1:56 PM

    Ah the bitter tears and soon to be crushed hopes of the Patriot haters. Your cries and the gnashing of your teeth are just sweet music to Pats fans.

  50. djscottyb says: Sep 5, 2014 1:58 PM

    Cameron Wake – 3 time Pro Bowl player
    Randy Starks – 2 time Pro Bowl player
    Olivier Vernon – 10.5 sacks in 2013
    Jared Odrick – 15.5 sacks in 3 years

    Yeah that D-Line sucks… LOL
    our 3rd best lineman was tied for #7 in the league last year with John Abraham, Jared Allen and NE’s sack leader Chandler Jones…

    Brady’s tough and a competitor – but you can’t knock our DL (our LB’s ??? probably but our DL is solid)

  51. tim8450 says: Sep 5, 2014 2:39 PM

    Dolphin’s D-line may in fact be pretty good, and they will get a lot of attempts because their dumpster-fire of an O-line will be 3-and-out very often. Eventually, they will wear down and maybe give up 200+yards rushing.

  52. 20trillion says: Sep 5, 2014 2:48 PM

    What did he do? Cut his calf while shaving his legs!?! GO JETS GO

  53. aljack88 says: Sep 5, 2014 3:33 PM

    maybe Tom accompanied his wife to NYC for her appearance on Jimmy Fallon.

  54. pulloutiwannafart says: Sep 5, 2014 7:24 PM

    You can’t be the GOAT when your rings came from Vinatieri’s legs, defense, and little help from the cameras.

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