Run yesterday was a big play and obviously fine, but yeah, step out of bounds and/or slide once past themarket.Reggie's Racquet said:I don't want Tom running. It shouldn't be necessary and it's dangerous. It was a valiant thing to do but if you must do it ...please slide.
He wanted to score and thought he could. I'm not blaming him one bit for that. Normally he slides.Stitch01 said:Run yesterday was a big play and obviously fine, but yeah, step out of bounds and/or slide once past themarket.
How does the "TB12 Sports Therapy Center" work for you?bakahump said:Is there any doubt that he will take his millions and create/invest in some kind of "Experimental Sports Medicine training Clinic" based on his experience. He is constantly talking about "how traditional things have their place but there are new and better ways (which he follows) that can help any athlete dedicated enough to follow the regime.
I half think thats part of his "I want to play till 45" talk. What better advertisement for a multi-million dollar investment then to be the walking Billboard of excellence into the twilight years of your career.
Plus he could actually blow ALL the money he ever made playing and not notice a blip in his lifestyle. He is in unique position to try something like "The Brady Center for Athletics Excellence".
"If I can win a Superbowl at 43 imagine what you can do!" [Cue Music]
That's exactly what bakahump was referring to when he said he was in a unique position where he can blow all the money he ever made and not notice a blip in his lifestyle.Ralphwiggum said:He can blow all of the money he ever made playing football on whatever he wants and it won't matter one bit, so long as it doesn't piss off Giselle to the point where she divorces him. She has been the highest paid model in the world for over a decade now, and makes considerably more money doing that then Brady does playing football.
Cool.....did not know.Super Nomario said:
E5 Yaz said:
One of the great moments in Patriots history
... unless you owned a box filled with unopened Drew Bledsoe action figures
http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12046903/is-denver-broncos-wes-welker-putting-future-dangerWhen Welker visited New England's football facility for the first time, he found Brady in the weight room. Brady said he was looking forward to having Welker on the team, and Welker, stone-faced, told the quarterback it wasn't a done deal just yet. There was a snag in his contract.
"It says you have to agree to set me up with some of Gisele's friends," Welker said.
"Most of Gisele's friends are guys," Brady shot back. "But I'm sure we can set you up with some of them."
A brotherhood was born. Welker figured he'd spend the rest of his career with the Patriots. He and Brady and their wives took vacations together. And Welker took a lot of big hits over the middle along the way. "He's one of my best friends," Brady says. "I hate to see him go out of the game. He's meant so much to our team and so much to me as a person that I always root for the best for him. I hope he's doing OK."
That is a good article. To tie this to the thread, Brady is right to be concerned about him, hopefully he retires at the end of the year.TheoShmeo said:
Back in late September, after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 41-14 in a Monday night game, the Patriots found themselves 2-2. The media jackals, sensing weakness, wondered aloud if their ridiculous run was coming to an end. There were even whispers that friction had developed between Belichick and Brady.
Bill O'Brien, head coach of the Houston Texans, remembers laughing out loud at the time. He spent five years in those offensive meeting rooms in Foxborough, Massachusetts, neatly spanning the team's last two Super Bowl appearances, and he understands the crackling dynamic as well as anyone. That accrued knowledge was an important factor in the Texans' 9-7 record this year, an improvement of seven victories from the previous season - three more than any other team.
"I was kind of immersed in things here, but I heard some of that," O'Brien said recently, laughing again. "Don't believe all that stuff you read. These are two competitive guys who work really well together. There is no ego there. Bill actually coaches Tom two, three times a week. He appreciates Tom's intelligence and toughness. And vice versa."
"All of a sudden he's a foot away from you, head-butting you three times," LaFell said. "I'm like, hey, man, calm down."
I thought the most interesting point from the article was this:dynomite said:Wasn't sure where to put this, but ESPN Boston just published another Brady/Belichick love letter.
Not much new info, sadly. Mostly just awed quotes from former Patriots (Milloy, Brown, Harrison, etc.) and others (Billick, Polian).
It was Kraft who was impressed when Belichick served as the Patriots' defensive backs coach under Bill Parcells in 1996. It was Kraft who parted with a first-round draft choice as compensation for Belichick's services when he abruptly stepped down as the New York Jets' head coach -- after one day with the title -- following the 1999 season. And while Kraft does not take credit for drafting Brady, he has managed to keep him happy and in uniform.
"Look, there have been situations over the past 15, 16 years where the coach and the quarterback could have gone another way," Kraft said. "I worked hard to keep them together. I've learned in my other business that continuity is critical to success. That's the underlying factor in what we've achieved."
brandonchristensen said:Was this his best game, numbers-wise, in some time?
Or was the Colts last year and Texans the year before that better?
He threw 5 or so slants that were just as good- receiver had inside position and little or no separation and Brady put the ball right in stride at shin level so the receiver laid out and got 8-10 yards. When the QB is that accurate those plays must be incredibly frustrating for the DB as there's almost nothing you can do.Ralphwiggum said:The throw to LaFell for the game winning TD was spectacular.
Gronk's TD falls into that category -- good coverage, better ball placement.crystalline said:He threw 5 or so slants that were just as good- receiver had inside position and little or no separation and Brady put the ball right in stride at shin level so the receiver laid out and got 8-10 yards. When the QB is that accurate those plays must be incredibly frustrating for the DB as there's almost nothing you can do.
Agreed on the accuracy, which made the first two throws of the game so strange. Total misses. Not sure if he was just too amped or what.Saints Rest said:Gronk's TD falls into that category -- good coverage, better ball placement.
Right, he has had better games, stats-wise, but I can't remember Brady looking so good under heavy pressure against a good playoff defense. He sidestepped a number of pass rushers that could have brought him down, then stepped up and delivered a perfect throw. I would have to bet that in the 8 games ahead of this one, he was hit and hurried much less than last night.DrewDawg said:By passer rating, I think it was his 9th best postseason game.
brandonchristensen said:If it was his 9th, when were his best 8? I'm just curious. I'm shit with googling football stats.