Brady is questionable with a calf injury

AP

Like teammate Rob Gronkowski, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has said he’ll be ready to play on Sunday.  And as with Gronk, the official word on Brady’s availability from the team is “maybe.”

The Patriots have listed both Gronkowski (knee) and Brady (calf) as questionable for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Dolphins.

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

Officially, it’s a coin-flip, 50/50 possibility that Brady will play.  Which means, for all non-mathematicians out there, that the chances of Brady playing match the chances he won’t.

It will be a shock if he doesn’t.  It remains a mystery as to how he became injured.  And it will remain a mystery as to when he’s healthy, with the Patriots providing only the bare minimum via the injury report.

86 responses to “Brady is questionable with a calf injury

  1. “It remains a mystery as to how he became injured.”

    dancing with the stars audition

  2. Does anyone actually believe there is anything other than a 100% chance of Brady starting on Sunday?

  3. And my wife hates how much time I spend watching football on Sundays.

    But rest assured that Brady will play Sunday and I will spend the better half of the day watching football.

  4. .
    If Garopollo started and did exceedingly well, it would create a circus atmosphere in New England.
    .

  5. Playing with the opponents’ and medias’ minds is not inappropriate, it’s game strategy, been done ever since there was competition for a woman in caveman times.

  6. injury reports? oh you mean those things that the nfl uses to increase fantasy football and gambling?

  7. When isn’t Brady listed as questionable on the Patriots injury report…Hoody I don’t think anybody believes you anymore…

  8. Short of a catastrophic event before the game (freak injury at practice, car crash, meteor landing on his foot) Brady will be playing on Sunday. If you think otherwise, you just have not been paying attention. When was the last time Brady wasn’t listed on the injury report?

  9. Belichek lies because Belichek can get away with it. It isn’t like the Ravens. They comply with the bare minimum of rules and get fined.

    Different rules for Patriots.

    Signed, T-Sizzle

  10. Who cares if he has a calf injury to Brady. The only calf injury that matters are to his slot receiver and tight ends that run across the middle picking the CBs. The other receivers calves don’t matter either as Brady can’t throw outside or deep.

  11. Eh, we all know he’s playing since he said so himself, but if the Patriots didn’t list him then people would whine about them cheating that way too. I remember folks who complained when it came out he’d played nearly an entire season with broken ribs (but of course he’s still soft, too).

  12. @swagger

    you’re delusional. Brady has a cannon still. you will see as he goes for 400 yards and 3 TDs this weekend. normal stats for him, career day for 27 other qbs

  13. @doublezero

    What do I know. I just see what our defense takes away in the middle of the field to make him a 64 rating QB.

    But yeah…he has a cannon..Sure he does. That was obvious in the playoffs last year. Please take off your Brady-love Goggles.

  14. swagger52 says:
    Sep 5, 2014 5:13 PM
    Who cares if he has a calf injury to Brady. The only calf injury that matters are to his slot receiver and tight ends that run across the middle picking the CBs. The other receivers calves don’t matter either as Brady can’t throw outside or deep.


    Didn’t we already see this lame comment today?

    So when Brady threw that 18 yard out on 3rd and 15 for a first down we just all imagined that?

    But wait that was a pre season game so I guess it didn’t happen.

  15. swagger52 says:
    Sep 5, 2014 5:24 PM
    The AFC North welcomes Tom Brady when he gets Mankins’d. I would play him any day versus Rothlesberger.


    Please Brady is 24-7 vs the so called big bad AFC North.

  16. There are many things questionable about Tom Brady, none of which are related to his playing status for Sunday.

  17. This is not a confirmed report, it’s just that nobody could understand what bilichick was mumbling at the press conference.

    Mmbmmbbbmbradymmbmbbmbmcalfmbmmbmplay. The media just makes their own story after that.

  18. swagger52 says:
    Sep 5, 2014 5:27 PM
    @doublezero

    What do I know. I just see what our defense takes away in the middle of the field to make him a 64 rating QB.

    But yeah…he has a cannon..Sure he does. That was obvious in the playoffs last year. Please take off your Brady-love Goggles.


    So does that say more about his arm strength or lack of weapons on the outside that year.

    7-3 all time vs your sorry ravens

  19. If Garopollo started and did exceedingly well, it would create a circus atmosphere in New England.
    .
    ————
    Yes it would….

  20. dancing with the stars audition
    —-

    Did he do the I-scored-55-on-the-Steelers-without-even-trying-cha-cha?

  21. What do I know. I just see what our defense takes away in the middle of the field to make him a 64 rating QB.
    ————–
    41-7 to end the reigning SB champions season in their house…ouch

  22. @swagger
    I get it that you don’t like TB. that’s understandable as he’s the winningest QB in league history and he’s probably crushed your team in the past. but too disrespect an all time great player like you do discredits you as a sane person.

  23. Oh gosh, I better hurry up and hit the waiver wire. Jimmy G is about to be owned in every league! SMH

  24. It’s not funny anymore. Calf means achilles in patriot injury report lingo.

    ——-
    Or it could mean absolutely nothing. Hopefully.

  25. NE after BB and Brady are gone will be in the bottom 10 of the NFL where they use to be.
    —-

    Could very well be.

    Even if that is so, this two decade run has been amazing and as a Pats fan I’ll never forget it.

  26. No one manipulates this like the Pats.. Since the commissioner owns the team,Robert Kraft, nothing will ever change.

  27. I think I saw this “swagger52” troll week 15 last year. Dude seriously had a number 52 jersey on wit he nameplate embroidered f–k Brady.
    And I watched the 41-7 drubbing the ravens took from 2 rows behind him…..reminding the poor soul every time TB12 did exactly that!

  28. ufanforreal says:
    Sep 5, 2014 5:37 PM
    NE after BB and Brady are gone will be in the bottom 10 of the NFL where they use to be.


    You do realize you have to go back 21 years for that comment to be valid.

    The patriots have had the best record in the NFL since 1994

    Not 2001 like most of you uninformed haters think.

    That’s 20 years of greatness.

    It’s all about ownership.

    So basically you’re saying “hey the patriots sucked 20 years ago”

    Moron!

  29. flash1287 says: Sep 5, 2014 5:42 PM

    ufanforreal says:
    Sep 5, 2014 5:37 PM
    NE after BB and Brady are gone will be in the bottom 10 of the NFL where they use to be.


    You do realize you have to go back 21 years for that comment to be valid.

    The patriots have had the best record in the NFL since 1994

    Not 2001 like most of you uninformed haters think.

    That’s 20 years of greatness.

    It’s all about ownership.

    So basically you’re saying “hey the patriots sucked 20 years ago”

    Moron!
    LOL, hit a nerve. None the less it’s coming…..Genius

  30. When some strange thing like this happens, you have to ask yourself: who benefits? Cui bono?

    The answer is very clear:

    Garoppolo wacked Brady in the leg with a big stick.

    With Mallett gone, only Brady stands between him and the starting job.

    The Pats and Belichick will never say anything. They like to keep everything in-house and hush hush.

    And if they spill the beans will demand that Garoppolo get suspended.
    With Brady hurt and Garopollo suspended, who would start at QB then? Edelman? Wilfork?

    Pats got more than they bargained for when they spent that 2nd round pick on Garoppolo. Shrewd and conniving. But I can see right through him..

  31. Brady played with injuries before… Knowing his work ethics, I think they are downplaying his injury rather than the stupid speculations that this is just mind games. Sacrifice practice to play mind games?… Dolts.

  32. Miami Dolphins lead the Series 51-46 just sayin… The Patriots without Brady were the bottom of the barrel and will be going back. Say what ever you want about the last 11 years, but we grinded you guys for 35+ years. Enjoy it while you can because poor AFC East competition is the only reason for your recent records. Improving Fins, Jets and Bills with declining Brady and it won’t be so easy. Fact!

  33. Brady looks like he has aged 10 years over night. Now he is starting to act like it. Time to hang it up. Go run for office.

  34. “poor AFC East competition is the only reason for your recent record…”

    Check which NFL division has the best overall record in all games played since the current division lineup was established more than a decade ago.

    Hint: it is the AFC East

  35. Dan Marino proved that you do not need fully functioning legs to play QB and win in the nfl…

  36. Remembering last December’s blowout of the raven’s with pure joy. Congratulations on the brand new Ray Rice Rule swag. Like I’ve always said, raven’s are the first ones trashing another team’s thread.

  37. NE after BB and Brady are gone will be in the bottom 10 of the NFL where they use to be

    Had some tough years for sure, but don’t fail to recollect that the Patriots have been in a Super Bowl in 4 straight decades.

    How many other teams have done that?

    I don’t care enough to do the research, but I’ll bet not many.

  38. This is how they are fading out Brady. The ol’ injury excuse. Expect Garappolo the full time start by week 4. Tom will be traded for a 6th

  39. Sep 5, 2014 6:41 PM
    Miami Dolphins lead the Series 51-46 just sayin… The Patriots without Brady were the bottom of the barrel and will be going back. Say what ever you want about the last 11 years, but we grinded you guys for 35+ years. Enjoy it while you can because poor AFC East competition is the only reason for your recent records. Improving Fins, Jets and Bills with declining Brady and it won’t be so easy. Fact!

    Yet another uninformed hater.

    How do you explain the patriots have almost the exact same win % OUTSIDE the division over that same time?

  40. Ha ha, The only thing that is “Questionable” is the ethics of the head coach of “The New England Football Team Franchise.”

  41. As a longtime steelers fan, I’ve learned that a Brady sighting on the injury report means tough times ahead for the organization that was (and will be) nothing without tom terrific.

  42. Seriously does anyone even believe this? Granted they probably don’t need Brady to beat the Dolphins, but Belichick’s “injury reporting” isn’t even cute anymore. He will play.

    Is Belichick really a great coach? Or has he benefited from a great organization willing to move people in and out like units of production? Sorry folks the NFL isn’t typically about caring (Bengals good on you for the practice squad signing so a guy can take care of his cancer stricken daughter). No shame in that. He wasn’t awesome with the Browns?

    That said, he knows people. And he knows how to make people make the most of their opportunities. It is a shame he tarnishes that legacy with Spygate (can we stop calling everything that is stupid a “gate?”) and these stupid injury reports. Where I come from confident people actually don’t resort to this kind of bull. They just roll.

  43. This is no more a mind game than freezing the kicker. Belichick overthinks the whole thing, like always, so he can pad the genius card, which I think is crap anyway. Good coach, but he isn’t a genius. Vince Lombardi was a genius.

  44. Pats will wilt in the second half. This has been the hottest summer in south florida the 20 odd years I’ve lived here and it continues. Brady we all know is a HOF player but his age and wear n tear are showing. The only game I watched New England play this pre-season they gave up 35. Very un New England. Miami really stinks but the heat will beat New England.

  45. @championshipcentral

    I laugh at your ring comparison. Most football fans – not Patriot fans – will take Manning over Brady in a second. He raises teams and players above the teams he plays on. He has played on some crappy teams. He may not get the rings, but his ability to dissect the field from an intellectual standpoint is beyond anyone I have seen.

    And btw? I am neither a Broncos/Colts/or Pats fan. I am a football fan. Plenty of great QBs don’t have those rings – Marino has none. Was he less than?

    Don’t forget. The Pats never won a SB by more than 3 points. I will give their defenses during those years more props. In the last decade, “he” was won none. And they also didn’t have a defense.

    Great QB but no, not better than Manning

    Oh…and beat twice by Eli who btw…isn’t a great QB

  46. The Patriots may suck after TB12 is gone, but you can be dam sure it wont take 20 years to find his replacement. How many QB’s has Miami gone through since Dan Marino? 17, 18? You gotta be a PHD in history just to remember him

  47. I laugh at your ring comparison. Most football fans – not Patriot fans – will take Manning over Brady in a second. He raises teams and players above the teams he plays on. He has played on some crappy teams. He may not get the rings, but his ability to dissect the field from an intellectual standpoint is beyond anyone I have seen.

    And btw? I am neither a Broncos/Colts/or Pats fan. I am a football fan. Plenty of great QBs don’t have those rings – Marino has none. Was he less than?

    Don’t forget. The Pats never won a SB by more than 3 points. I will give their defenses during those years more props. In the last decade, “he” was won none. And they also didn’t have a defense.

    —-

    If you want your QB to pile up crazy stats then Manning is your guy. The greatest regular season QB the league has ever seen or ever will see.

    But greatness is made in the playoffs. Nobody can objectively dismiss 8 one and dones, and a sub .500 record in the postseason as a starter. Even Tebow has a better pct than that. Even when Manning got his ring his 77 passer rating tells me he was along for the ride on that run.

    As for Mannings ability to dissect the field- how about we ask the Seahawks about that.

  48. Good coach, but he isn’t a genius. Vince Lombardi was a genius.

    —-

    There is a reason why Belichick’s championship winning game plan to stop the k-gun is in Canton.

    There’s also a reason why the era of the Greatest Show on Turf ended with the loss to the Patriots in 2001.

    Run of the mill coaches don’t get to put those things on their resume.

  49. Oh my gosh! Those dastardly Patriots and coach Whathisname are at it again. They did that thing that I totally wouldn’t notice if my team did it and how dare they do that thing! They really must be stopped – that totally overrated coach that wouldn’t be anything without his awesome quarterback and that overrated quarterback who’s totally a result of his coach’s system. In fact, this is actually the year my mediocre team who added some guy I totally just heard of is going to throw down those overrated fake division winners of the last decade who, other than having the best record in football and going to two superbowls, have done absolutely nothing since that coach got caught doing that thing my all-time favorite coach also did! This is the year!
    Signed,
    DolphinsJetsBillsfanforever!!!

  50. The comments here are hilarious. It’s clear the average fan doesn’t understand that the injury reporting rules that Belichick is “bending” only benefit Las Vegas and other gambling interests.

    Telling an opposing player where to hit an injured player puts players lives at risk – and most non-Patriots fans think it’s AWFUL that Belichick puts player safety ahead of mafia and other gambling interests.

    Goodell on the other hand, risks players lives to support the mafia.

    Fans don’t understand this but NFL players do – and they’re happy that Belichick has their back. Too bad other coaches don’t have the balls to stand up to Goodell.

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