Things is, the issue isn’t just pain but structural weakness. It’s possible for a sprain in that ligament to be such that the thumb “gives way” under force/pressure disirregardless of the amount of pain the person might be able to withstand. In such circumstances, the throw may suffer.Bedard had a very reassuring article today on BSJ about Brady and Favre and toughing it out thru injuries. In Bedard's opinion, and he covered both extensively, it will take a lot more than a sprained thumb to get Brady off the field. He even referenced Favre playing thru an injured thumb:
In the opener against the Raiders, Favre again wrenched his thumb on a throw that caused him immense pain. He, of course, stayed in the game, and authored [a] game-winning drive in the final two minutes against the Raiders.
Favre was in so much pain on the drive, that he flipped the ball to the official left-handed. But he completed 6-of-7 passes and passed up a game-tying field goal for a 1-yard score to Jeff Thomason with less than 15 seconds remaining.
After the toss, Favre immediately went the bench, took off his pads and was in tears from the pain.
“It looked like someone ran over his thumb with a car,” safety Leroy Butler said after the game.
Bedard described another game:
In 2003, Favre broke his right thumb, and, after a bye, returned to beat Randy Moss and the Vikings in the Metrodome 30-27 as Favre threw three touchdown passes.
Yes - feels like the most underappreciated aspect in either game is the fact that the NE defense & special teams could outscore Jax by itself.I am worried about Brady but also expect quotes after the game from the Pats defense along the lines of:
"They said there were only 3 good defenses left playing, but we knew there were 4 and we showed them why"
The D and ST has scored one TD all season (KO return vs Denver). Even if you like the D, they are not a turnover-happy bunch.Yes - feels like the most underappreciated aspect in either game is the fact that the NE defense & special teams could outscore Jax by itself.
... so you're saying they are due?The D and ST has scored one TD all season (KO return vs Denver). Even if you like the D, they are not a turnover-happy bunch.
Nah. When Costanza goes in for the hand model shoot, the photographer (played by an actor I only remember as Mr. Ernst from "Hey Dude") goes on a long anecdote about a previous hand model who was a chronic masturbator, which ruined his career, wrapping it up with that caption, a reference to the "contest" episode.Aren’t you conflating two different Seinfeld episodes?
Oh! Cool! So....Drew Bledsoe will be the honorary captain for the Patriots on Sunday.
It is a horrible shame that Chris Evans has not been an honorary captain.Drew Bledsoe will be the honorary captain for the Patriots on Sunday.