Brady impressive in return

There was a detectable bounce in the step of New Englanders today. The reason? The Return of TB.

Tom Brady, making his first game appearance since the first quarter of the 2008 season opener, lit it up pretty good in the Patriots first two drives against the Eagles.

On New England’s first possession, he winged a bubble screen out to rookie Julian Edelman that went for 6 yards on second down then had his second throw intended for Joey Galloway fall incomplete.

After an Eagles three-and-out, Brady began New England’s second drive with a skinny post throw to Randy Moss that went for 14 yards.

He followed that up on second down with a bomb to Moss down the right sideline. It dropped in perfectly, necessitating a grab at Moss’ arm by Asante Samuel. The pass interference went for 46 yards.

Brady capped the drive with a play-action dart to tight end Chris Baker for a 4-yard score. After two drives, Brady had gone 4 for 5 for 28 yards and the touchdown.

Coming out for a third drive with the score 7-3, Brady made his first bad throw of the night – a moonball down the left sideline intended for Moss that was well short and picked off by Sheldon Brown at the Eagles 12.

Through the first quarter, Brady went 5 of 7 for 37 yards with a touchdown, a pick and the 46-yard PI drawn. Donovan McNabb, meanwhile, is playing into the second quarter and has gone 7 for 13 for 60 yards.

52 responses to “Brady impressive in return

  1. Why so much hate on Brady? Is his first game back, people hate on him since their QB’s arent that good? You guys must be Eagles fans. lol. Go Saints!

  2. We are talking about Belicheat here, he probably had Brady and the 1st offense playing against Philly’s 2nd stringers, just so they rack up the score. So I’m really not impressed to see those stats, this is preseason after all.

  3. Brady must look impressive from below, Curran. Get off of your knees and try looking at him without his junk smacking you in the face.
    There was no pash rush on him, and he still threw that ugly pick.

  4. Articles like this are exactly why I dropped nbcsports.com/nfl from the loooong list of football news sites that I churn through during the day when I should be working. This is pretty much the only article Curran knows how to write.

  5. So then my question to you kayC is, why are you even here? This is also part of NBCSports. You arent a hypocrite at all.

  6. Actually, he was impressive for the time away and the injury. He threw an INT, yes. He underthrew Moss a bit, but that is to be expected. His other long balls were very good. If Samuel hadn’t interfered that would have been a long catch by Moss. Brady, on the whole, has been hitting receivers in stride, very nice.
    Hate all you want, I think the Pats are gonna do well this year.

  7. Brady played the first half and ended up with a 97.2 Passer Rating for the game.
    But don’t you pathetic losers worry. I’m sure it was either a fluke or because its preseason. Because you must be right; he’s all washed up. He must be, since you all have combined your one brain cell to come to that irrefutable conclusion.

  8. The worst thing for Patriots haters isn’t the stats or what they saw tonight – it’s what they didn’t see
    They didn’t see a Quarterback who seemed the least bit psychologically scarred from a traumatic knee injury.
    That doesn’t bode well for the rest of the league.

  9. Brady looked good. No sign of the knee injury, and he didn’t look tentative at all.
    Sorry, haters.

  10. Wow tom was impressive. Is that the sound of lips i hear smacking on some tom brady flesh tube?

  11. hey gonzolo you little punk…f.y.i Brady played just as long as Mcnabb played… i watched the game… Pats fans were concerned on howd he drop back… how his arm looked… and how he handled the offense.. and all three phases he passed so…yes it was IMPRESSIVE.. now piss off

  12. “The worst thing for Patriots haters isn’t the stats or what they saw tonight – it’s what they didn’t see
    They didn’t see a Quarterback who seemed the least bit psychologically scarred from a traumatic knee injury.
    That doesn’t bode well for the rest of the league.”
    Lets seem him take that first hit to the lower body before we start getting all cocky shall we?

  13. gonzolo4 said:
    “We are talking about Belicheat here, he probably had Brady and the 1st offense playing against Philly’s 2nd stringers, just so they rack up the score. So I’m really not impressed to see those stats, this is preseason after all.”
    1.) You’re a jackass.
    2.) Brady started the game, genius. He was playing against Philadelphia’s first team.
    3.) You’re an idiot.
    4.) No one cares if you’re impressed.
    Make all the excuses you want, and let’s see if you’re still making them while the Patriots are dominating this season.
    My guess is that you will be. Face reality — Brady is back.

  14. Wow, what a bunch of hypocrites commenting here, not true football fans.
    Regardless of the team you root for, coming back from that type of injury should be commended, not fricken hate comments. People with no lives…

  15. Hoagz–
    I think the reaction is less about Brady being injured and more about the way the media is/will be treating it.
    “GODS GIFT TO FOOTBALL IS BACK. MODERN DAY HERCULES SHOWS SUPERNATURAL FOOTBALL ACUMEN”
    These storyline sicken people who aren’t fans of the team. He’s a good player, but the Tom Brady love-in is often way too much. Look no further than the coverage of Romo and the Cowboys (last year) for an example you might understand.

  16. Reading the comments, I cant say that I’m surprised to see all of the stupid comments. For the last 2 weeks, I have read countless comments from all of you dip shits, talking about how Brady was going to struggle after the injury. You all pointed to Carson Palmer, who really has never been the same (the fact that he had an arm injury, and a no talent team around him doesnt affect that, right???). I saw people compare Brady to Manning, who had a knee injury coming into last season (not as serious as Brady’s injury, and Manning struggled). So there were countless reasons that “Brady was going to suck this year”. And then something happened. Then Brady took the field in Philly, and did look impressive. He moved in the pocket, he stepped up in the pocket, did all the things that the experts said he wasnt going to be able to do…. As far as the interception, he threw a jump ball to Moss. That has been something that Moss has done his hole career. Sometimes he goes up and gets it, sometimes he doesnt. This time he didnt, and the Philly DB made a great play. Throwing a pick on a jump ball isnt a big deal. Throwing a pick on a 10 yard out pattern, that gets returned for a TD, is a big deal. Brady looked good considering he hadnt played in a year, and he was coming off of an injury. If he hadnt suffered the knee injury, these would be average numbers, but you have to consider everything…. He played much better than expected, but still needs to improve before we give him the MVP…..

  17. It continues to amaze me how many of the Brady/Pats haters on this board are so intimately familiar with what it’s like to fellate someone. And, apparently, so interested in doing so, since it’s the only way the seem able to express themselves.

  18. FACT: Brady did NOTHING to answer any questions last night…1-TD/1-INT then padded his stats in the 2nd qtr. against the scrubs just as he & BeliCHEAT did in running up every score in ’07…as for the TD; only a Masshole would get excited about a TD that was set up by a PI that was only called because the ball was underthrown, just as the INT was! WHY? Because he has ZERO confidence in stepping into his throws with the pocket collapsing around him, expect more of the same PatsyFaggs…Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  19. Obnoxio says:
    “The Patriots are going to the Superbowl. Book it!”
    And all it took to convince you was one meaningless “exhibition” game, in which Andy Reid promised BeliCHEAT that he wouldn’t blitz TommyBoy? Or does the confidence come from all the success your team has enjoyed in the most recent Super Bowls???
    TYPICAL MASSHOLE!!!

  20. Brady looked excellent last night. He really stepped into his throws and looked very comfortable in the pocket.
    Once again, we saw his unshakable mental toughness last night. A normal player would have been tentative, not stepping into his throws and dumping it off quickly. Make no mistake, Brady is off to a great start.
    I would advise my Pats fan brethren to start thinking about booking your hotel rooms in Miami for early February.

  21. bednarik60 says:
    August 13, 2009 8:39 PM
    What’re you sucking New England’s cock, Curran? Brady was not impressive.
    Curran used to write for the Providence Journal and is based here in New England.
    He didn’t need to be impressive last night. He just needed the reps, and this is only the beginning. Poor NFL, 16-0 again for the Pats and a Super Bowl, I fear…

  22. gonzolo4 says:
    August 13, 2009 9:19 PM
    We are talking about Belicheat here, he probably had Brady and the 1st offense playing against Philly’s 2nd stringers, just so they rack up the score. So I’m really not impressed to see those stats, this is preseason after all.
    I’m glad we’re back to 2007 talking points all over again. If teams don’t like us running up the score, there’s a simple solution: STOP SUCKING.

  23. SixBurghDude says:
    August 14, 2009 10:59 AM
    FACT: Brady did NOTHING to answer any questions last night…1-TD/1-INT then padded his stats in the 2nd qtr. against the scrubs just as he & BeliCHEAT did in running up every score in ’07…as for the TD; only a Masshole would get excited about a TD that was set up by a PI that was only called because the ball was underthrown, just as the INT was! WHY? Because he has ZERO confidence in stepping into his throws with the pocket collapsing around him, expect more of the same PatsyFaggs…Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
    Again, stop sucking. I remember that game where your B team safety made that guarantee and then got burned THREE times during the game.
    YOU SHOULDN’T UPSET THE PATRIOTS!

  24. SixBurghDude says:
    August 14, 2009 11:24 AM
    Obnoxio says:
    “The Patriots are going to the Superbowl. Book it!”
    And all it took to convince you was one meaningless “exhibition” game, in which Andy Reid promised BeliCHEAT that he wouldn’t blitz TommyBoy? Or does the confidence come from all the success your team has enjoyed in the most recent Super Bowls???
    TYPICAL MASSHOLE!!!
    Any proof of that, or did God come to you in a dream last night and whisper it in your ear?
    I say Brady got good protection. Remember that three of the guys on the line are Pro-Bowlers.

  25. Sixburghdude, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  26. This board is FULL of people who love to imagine Tom Brady being fellated.
    For all the hate, I just don’t get it.
    I bet SixBurghChick would trade in last year’s SB to have a chance at Brady’s dong.

  27. Nothin’ rattles the Masshole’s cages like callin’ it like it is…here’s one for you all to expose yourselves as the TOOLS that you are:
    NFL BEST POST-SEASON RECORD & LEADER IN SUPER BOWL TITLES SINCE HE’S BEEN IN THE LEAGUE (THE PAST 5 YRS.):
    Ben Roethlisberger……8-2 Post-season record!
    Ben Roethlisberger……2 Super Bowl Championships!!!
    AVG. PASSER RATING IN BOTH QB’s. SUPER BOWL WINNING RUNS:
    Ben Roethlisberger………….95.4
    TommyBoy ShadyBrady…91.5
    LOOKS LIKE THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN PATSYFAGGS…bwhahahahahahaha!

  28. Brady: 3 rings, 4 Super Bowls played, led the league twice in TD passes and twice in passing yards.
    Ben Rothlisberguer: 2 rings, has never led the league in a passing category.
    SIxBurgh-now go kill yourself and do everyone a favor

  29. averaged out between all 5 years
    TOM BRADY (2001-2005 Stats)
    Comp % 62.0
    Passing Yards 18,029
    TD Passes 123
    QB Record 58-20 (reg. season)
    TD % 4.8
    INTs 66
    QB Rating 88.3
    YPG Average 227.5
    Yards Rushing 333
    Post Season 10-1 w/3 SB Titles
    BEN ROETHLISBERGER (2004-2008 Stats)
    Comp % 62.4
    Passing Yards 14,974
    TD Passes 101
    QB Record 51-20 (reg. season)
    TD % 5.3
    INTs 69
    QB Rating 89.4
    YPG Average 208.0
    Yards Rushing 616
    Post Season 8-2 w/2 SB Titles

  30. Burghturd:
    Get your facts straight you lying sack of Burgh Dung! Brady’s Super Bowl ratings are FAR better…
    Roethlisberger holds the ‘WORST’ QB performance in Super Bowl history with a 22.6 rating!!!
    (‘Little” Ben was 9 of 21, ZERO TDs, and TWO Interceptions in 2005)
    B. Roethlisberger
    2005 Super Bowl = 22.6
    2008 Super Bowl = 93.2 rating.
    *Combined Super Bowl rating = 57.9
    Tom Brady
    2001 Super Bowl = 86.2
    2003 Super Bowl = 100.5
    2004 Super Bowl = 110.2
    2007 Super Bowl = 82.5
    *Combined Ratings = 94.9

  31. Fantasy numbers are meaningless…the Only thing that Brady’s done (that truly matters) & Ben hasn’t, since Ben’s been in the league, is LOSE a Super Bowl……BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  32. # SixBurghDude says: August 14, 2009 12:40 PM
    Nothin’ rattles the Masshole’s cages like callin’ it like it is…here’s one for you all to expose yourselves as the TOOLS that you are:
    NFL BEST POST-SEASON RECORD & LEADER IN SUPER BOWL TITLES SINCE HE’S BEEN IN THE LEAGUE (THE PAST 5 YRS.):
    Ben Roethlisberger……8-2 Post-season record!
    Ben Roethlisberger……2 Super Bowl Championships!!!
    AVG. PASSER RATING IN BOTH QB’s. SUPER BOWL WINNING RUNS:
    Ben Roethlisberger………….95.4
    TommyBoy ShadyBrady…91.5
    LOOKS LIKE THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN PATSYFAGGS…bwhahahahahahaha!
    ———————————
    Sorry, but this is just lame.
    As a Raider fan I hate to take time to support the Pasties, and while Roethlisberger is definitely good, he’s not nearly in Brady’s class.
    Also, Brady did look like his old self last night. I was impressed. Velocity, accuracy, decision-making and poise were all in tact. Look for him and Moss to have another big year.
    ALSO,
    I find it very interesting that it’s nothing but crickets today from Florio on the Raiders’ lambasting of the Cowgirls last night.
    What’s the matter, Florio? How come when JaMarcus has an off-day in a May minicamp it’s HUGE news, but, when he looks good, McFadden looks very good, Schilens looks tremendous and the Raiders continue to look much improved (following two nice wins to close out 2008) in blowing out Dallas it’s not even worth a mention?
    And you wonder why you’re called a hater?

  33. Sixburgh- do not forget, Ben has also raped someone as well. You do not want to forget about that stat. P.S> dont to close to anyone, you would not want them to smell ben’s cum on your breath

  34. @ mtnsport-
    If you could read, you would be able to verify that my post regarding Passer Ratings was for ALL playoff games during each QB’s SUPER BOWL WINNING RUNS (includes Brady’s 9 games in his 3 TAINTED wins & Ben’s 7 games in his 2 WINS)…before you retort, do yourself a favor & have mommy or daddy not only read it to you, but explain it as well, that’s assuming they are literate!
    @ straightcash(ButNotSexualPreference)homey-
    Once again MASSHOLE, you got the facts distorted, Ben was not charged with raping anyone, which makes it erroneous & exposes your ignorance to state that he has…on the other hand, your MetroSexual magazine posing little man-crush of a QB has been PROVEN to dump the girl that spawns his BASTARD, while she’s still pregnant no less!!!

  35. Like “THE MAN” said last night “We are on a mission” You shitsturd stealers fans can only wish that rothshitsburger was half the qb that TB is. 2005 seahawks please most pop warner teams could’ve beaten them.Last year a little better but let’s face it, doesn’t matter who they played, same results.

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