Tom Brady on hand: I’m not talking about it

AP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his twice-postponed press conference on Friday afternoon, but didn’t provide any clarity about the status of his injured right hand.

Brady said “I’m not talking about it” when asked about the nature of the injury and repeated the same answer when asked if he threw footballs during practice on Friday and when asked what happened on Wednesday. Brady was asked if he took part in practice after being listed as a non-participant on Thursday and said only that he was out there.

“We’ll see,” Brady said in response to a question about how confident he is that he will play in the AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars.

Brady was wearing the same gloves he wore on the practice field while at the podium and said he’d worn them before when asked if there was a specific reason why he was wearing them indoors. There was a bit of general discussion about the Jaguars defense mixed in, but the main focus of Brady’s questions was about his hand and the answers shed no new light on what’s turned into the biggest story of the week in New England.

108 responses to “Tom Brady on hand: I’m not talking about it

  1. About what one would expect him to say. I did notice earlier this week, when the news of the injury first came out, that the point spread that had been -9.5 dropped to -7.5.

  2. Wouldn’t be surprised if he injured his hand again on a strip sack, because Jacksonville’s defensive line may get a couple of those

  3. You gotta love that hat he was wearing. He should have put it on his hand–hey there Mr. Hand!

  4. The left hand glove at the podium, trolling the media and troll fanbases, was a stroke of genius. Hoyer wearing one on his right hand for the first time ever was also funny.

  5. HOF move wearing gloves and a crazy large winter hat by Brady. Treating the press like Dignum treated the rest of the Boston PD in the Departed (“treat them like mushrooms, feed ’em s and keep ’em in the dark”

  6. He is not injured at all and will play normal. And when he does this will make non-Patriot fans hate them even more for this childish ruse.

  7. It seems like it’s not a light injury. I’ve never seen Brady this taciturn about his injuries. He usually say something. Even his teammates are evading questions and used humor to deflect. I hope Hoyer is well- prepared.

  8. MacGuffin says:

    January 19, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    he’s DUN..D U N

    ==========================

    is that like dun, dun, like Law and Order style? I don’t know if the AFC title game can be called over already, but I do agree with you that the Patriots have a great chance at advancing.

  9. theyre so dodgy haha. given their history and how “i dont know…” all their answers are, it seems so transparent. But so transparent that it confuses you

  10. I would think that avoiding Brady’s hands at all costs would be pretty much the #1 commandment for every single player on the Pats.

    Whoever caused this must have been pretty careless!

  11. Pats fans have been ripping Belichic all week for trading Jimmy G? Cause Brady hurt his hand. Belichick deserves a pass on critisim. Pats fans are negative and don’t deserve him as their coach.

  12. It’s not a big deal. Hoyer will take us to the promise land. We are winning the 6th Lombardi until we are not. The system will ensure our dominance.

  13. cafetero1075 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    Pats fans have been ripping Belichic all week for trading Jimmy G? Cause Brady hurt his hand. Belichick deserves a pass on critisim. Pats fans are negative and don’t deserve him as their coach.
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    Ridiculous. First off Belichick himself will tell you he makes mistakes. Second, nobody is above criticism. He may deserve the benefit of the doubt on a lot of things but certainly not everything.

  14. The way I see it is currently its at ‘who knows?’. So now we can spend all kinds of energy speculating and hand wringing and celebrating and discussing etc. And after all rhat we will be at ‘who knows?’

    See ya Sunday!!

  15. Nothing is wrong with the hand. Why would you wear gloves to the podium to answer qestions unless it was to keep up some illusion that he had a cut on his hand.

  16. “Whoever caused this must have been pretty careless!”

    Eh, they could have been practicing a run play and Brady didn’t withdraw his hands in time and got run through after the handoff. Wouldn’t be the running back’s fault. (And it’s been said it was a running back, so that’s a possible scenario.)

  17. “Pats fans have been ripping Belichic all week for trading Jimmy G?”

    I haven’t seen a single Pats fan say anything like that. Keep making things up if it makes you feel better though

  18. Have the Patriots signed another QB to the roster? No? You mean that if Hoyer is starting the Patriots have one healthy QB for this game?

    LOL. It’s not rocket science to read between the lines. Brady will be fine.

  19. Boston homer press is saying he cut the back of the knuckle on the buckle of a helmet during a hand off, and while it required 4 stitches he should be good to go no problem. No breaks, no dislocations, no big deal. Given the toughness Brady has displayed over the years if this is the case he should play without issue or hindrance.

  20. If it’s a few stitches on the back of a knuckle, I’d be happy with that.

    Shouldn’t be a problem.

  21. So he was handing off into someone’s helmet? Yeah, that makes sense.

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Boston homer press is saying he cut the back of the knuckle on the buckle of a helmet during a hand off, and while it required 4 stitches he should be good to go no problem.

  22. kevpft says:
    January 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm
    I would think that avoiding Brady’s hands at all costs would be pretty much the #1 commandment for every single player on the Pats.
    ———————–
    Avoiding Brady’s hands at all costs must be difficult for running backs taking handoffs.

  23. Breaking News: Goodell just issued an edict that the Jaguars defense has to count to 5-Mississippi before rushing Brady. This is the only fair way to handle this unfortunate situation.

  24. God… Brady is boring. He should have had fun with this. Make a comment about the hand falling off but duck taping it back together. Show up with one of those pirate hooks. Wear oven mitts.

  25. I feel a little better after the press conference. I think Brady will be fine. He was smiling ear to ear and having fun keeping the media and jags in the dark. I just love it when the whole team works together to keep everyone in the dark. They do exactly what is required on injuries and nothing more. Smart!!! Go Pats!!!!!

  26. upyoursnfu says:
    January 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Always some sort of shananigans going on in Foxborough.

    When a team is that good, the media never goes far or for long so yeah, each trip to the boys room is earth shattering news. If no one has to go they make up something and we can call it Defecategate. That is what most of these stories are anyway.

  27. Felger on Brady injury: “No fracture. No ligament. Just a cut from hitting the buckle on someone’s helmet. Four stitches around the knuckle, should not affect him.

  28. Mike Felger from 98.5 reports confidently from 2 sources that Brady’s injury is a cut on his throwing hand requiring 4 stitches around his knuckle. If that’s the case he’ll be at 100% and the Jags are toast.

  29. a few stitches and some glue and he’ll be fine. Brady is going to shred Jacksonville. Patriots are going to win comfortably…

    Patriots 27
    Jaguars 16

  30. upyoursnfu says:
    January 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Always some sort of shananigans going on in Foxborough.
    —–
    Why is it shenanigans? Brady got hurt, they reported it like they were supposed to. They do everything that is required by the NFL, nothing more. It’s not shenanigans, it’s called SMART. Why should the Patriots give any freebies to the jags? Keep lying to yourself if it gets you through the day. GO PATS!!!

  31. More cheating.

    Create fake injury story.

    Either mask your eventual defeat with an invented excuse or intentionally fabricate a story to psyche out your adversary.

    Just more cheating from the team who can’t win without it.

  32. “So he was handing off into someone’s helmet? Yeah, that makes sense.”

    Ever see how short some of the Pats RBs are? If one happened to duck his head a little and Brady was handing off from a high snap its entirely possible.

  33. harrisonhits2 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    “So he was handing off into someone’s helmet? Yeah, that makes sense.”

    Ever see how short some of the Pats RBs are? If one happened to duck his head a little and Brady was handing off from a high snap its entirely possible.

    You’re asking a lot expecting measurement skills.

  34. harrisonhits2 says Given the toughness Brady has displayed over the years if this is the case he should play without issue or hindrance.

    What toughness are you referring to? Oh you mean when they made all these “you can only hit the QB in certain areas” rules they made as a result of his whining?

  35. If I were Belichick I’d have Hoyer come out to run the first offensive series….just to give the Jags hope, then next series watch them dry heave as the GOAT jogs out to the huddle.

  36. rob471773 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Brady has a cut near a knuckle requiring 4 stitches = he’s going to be completely fine. They’ll throw some glue on that and let him rip

    /////////////////

    You’re either the doctor or nurse or making this up.

  37. The “cheating” crew changed their shtick. Normally, NE is cheating because they hide injuries, now NE is cheating because they announced an injury. Jealousy is a terrible thing.

  38. then there’s the gamblers
    Bell – Multiple private sources telling me …
    Tom Brady’s hand injury is WORSE than the mainstream thinks.

  39. flviking says:
    January 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    You’re either the doctor or nurse or making this up.

    It’s all over the internet

  40. it’s all just a ruse so he has an excuse to NOT play in the stupid pro bowl once the Patriots loose this week.

  41. grant35 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    harrisonhits2 says Given the toughness Brady has displayed over the years if this is the case he should play without issue or hindrance.

    What toughness are you referring to? Oh you mean when they made all these “you can only hit the QB in certain areas” rules they made as a result of his whining?

    Try Carson Palmer, if you care about getting it right. Or Polian.

  42. pretty sure he is listed as “questionable” every week. pats just trying to keep the attention on them while they can.

  43. Now confirmed by Michael Felger, Rappaport and others. Just a cut, 4 stitches. He’s going to be fine. Supposedly it was bleeding like crazy when it happened but he’s fine and was throwing the ball really well all day today.

    Patriots 27
    Jags 17

  44. PatriotsSystemDynasty says:

    January 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    It’s not a big deal. Hoyer will take us to the promise land. We are winning the 6th Lombardi until we are not. The system will ensure our dominance.

    ========================

    That makes no sense. If the “system” was so infalliable, Brady would have been traded, not Jimmy G. Not disputable.

  45. rogergoodellmyhero says:

    January 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Deny deny deny the Patriot way.

    ================

    Its almost like you haven’t read anything on this at all. Patriots have denied nothing. Please read more before commenting.

  46. grant35 says:

    January 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    harrisonhits2 says Given the toughness Brady has displayed over the years if this is the case he should play without issue or hindrance.

    What toughness are you referring to? Oh you mean when they made all these “you can only hit the QB in certain areas” rules they made as a result of his whining?

    ===============

    Actually that was Peyton Manning, not Brady. And Brady hasn’t missed a game due to injury in over 10yrs, that is unequivocal toughness. Not disputable.

  47. “That makes no sense. If the “system” was so infalliable, Brady would have been traded, not Jimmy G. Not disputable.”

    By all accounts Belichick wanted to do that but Kraft overruled him. I’m a Brady fan but it’s all about that system at New England.

  48. Remember that time Belichick showed up with a shiner and basically dared people to ask about it? That made me laugh.

  49. Florioismyhero says:
    January 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    it’s all just a ruse so he has an excuse to NOT play in the stupid pro bowl once the Patriots loose this week.
    ——————–

    Like he needs a reason to skip that worthless game.

  50. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    By all accounts Belichick wanted to do that but Kraft overruled him. I’m a Brady fan but it’s all about that system at New England.
    ——————-

    That was one thoroughly debunked account.

  51. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    “That makes no sense. If the “system” was so infalliable, Brady would have been traded, not Jimmy G. Not disputable.”

    By all accounts Belichick wanted to do that but Kraft overruled him. I’m a Brady fan but it’s all about that system at New England

    How could you be a Brady fan when you’re not even a Patriots fan?

    The bottom line on 2 of your misguided missives:

    You can’t spend 40 million at the qb position in the NFL. Jimmy G wanted the opportunity to play. Brady’s the best the game has ever seen and is still playing at an MVP level. So, Jimmy G is gone. The timing was unfortunate.

    The magic “system” that you think is so infallible that any qb could run it would be copied by now. It’s been in plain view for a generation. That said (and understood by people without an agenda), Brady might have had just a little to do with some of this winning you’ve been witnessing, no?

    Use your head and not your clear Patriots disdain. And change that ridiculous fake moniker while you’re at it.

  52. Thank God he wore those gloves to the podium. Otherwise there’d be a close up of his pinky running on a continuous loop on ESPN for the next 48 hours.

  53. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    “That makes no sense. If the “system” was so infalliable, Brady would have been traded, not Jimmy G. Not disputable.”

    By all accounts Belichick wanted to do that but Kraft overruled him. I’m a Brady fan but it’s all about that system at New England.

    =========

    Actually ZERO named sources verified that story. So “ all accounts “ is completely inaccurate as Brady, Kraft and B.B. denied it. And Jimmy Gs success and Brady’s long tenure with the Pats unequivocally disproves the “ system” argument.

  54. Also Brady would have been traded for the cheaper Matt Cassel as well in 2008 if the “ system” would produce the same success. And Cassel actually had a better year with the Chiefs after he left further disproving the “system”.

  55. thebeeper says:
    January 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm
    Take a few pounds of air out of the ball so he can grip it better

    ====================

    It’s going to be in the 30s and 40 s tomorrow, the weather, as always, should take care of that

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