SBLII: The Brady Watch

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Curran has a different story.

"So as of Friday afternoon, I don’t know precisely what the situation is. Best I can do is ask you to settle for “chatter.”

This isn’t a “reporting” or a “breaking”. It’s just a “what I’m hearing”. And if you’re not gonna live with that caveat, stop reading.

Brady’s right thumb bent back badly when he was smashed into by a running back. Somehow, the ball got jammed back into the webbing between his thumb and index finger and it caused a cut. Might have been the laces. There may be stitches. He’s not taking snaps under center. He can take them in shotgun. He’s trying not to aggravate the thumb between now and kickoff so the reps are at a minimum. He can throw. I have no idea how hard, how far or how accurately.

He may take a shot of Toradol prior to the game since the area still hurts from the trauma (hence the X-ray on Wednesday to rule out any structural issues).

That’s what we got."

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/what-were-hearing-new-england-patriots-tom-brady-has-painful-thumb-injury
 

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Felger also said his source didn't (or couldn't) specify which knuckle on Tom's thumb :) it was, or if it was on the outside of one of the knuckles or the inside. Felger speculated that it it was on the inside, or palm side of the knuckle closest to the hand, it might be rough holding the football. It would be harder to bandage, and he could get grating, aggravating effect over and over, etc.

FWIW, Felger said he was looking for a second source that had the info before he'd mention it. After 30 minutes or so, apparently he couldn't find a second source, so he divulged.

He called Jax a tomato can over and over and predicted a Patriots win whether with Brady, even at 50%, or with Hoyer. Don't know if I agree with that.
 

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Curran has a different story.

"So as of Friday afternoon, I don’t know precisely what the situation is. Best I can do is ask you to settle for “chatter.”

This isn’t a “reporting” or a “breaking”. It’s just a “what I’m hearing”. And if you’re not gonna live with that caveat, stop reading.

Brady’s right thumb bent back badly when he was smashed into by a running back. Somehow, the ball got jammed back into the webbing between his thumb and index finger and it caused a cut. Might have been the laces. There may be stitches. He’s not taking snaps under center. He can take them in shotgun. He’s trying not to aggravate the thumb between now and kickoff so the reps are at a minimum. He can throw. I have no idea how hard, how far or how accurately.

He may take a shot of Toradol prior to the game since the area still hurts from the trauma (hence the X-ray on Wednesday to rule out any structural issues).

That’s what we got."

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/what-were-hearing-new-england-patriots-tom-brady-has-painful-thumb-injury
Just when you think it's all good!

Screw it, we'll know when we know.

(Edit: Sorry for the profanity, I treated this like a game thread. I'll just take your comments off the air.)
 

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Oh so it's not a UCL tear? Ok cool just checking.
PE? Check out the Curran entry.

Understand as well that DRS has an OPS of 1.115, and that Felger has dark reasons of his own to downplay the injury.
 

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Why are you so focused on seeing DRS' speculation proven right? It's all noise until Sunday, let it play out.
For the record, and I’ve said it before, I’d love nothing more than to be wrong. A cut would be ideal, and that would be completely healed by the super bowl
 

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Curran has a different story.

"So as of Friday afternoon, I don’t know precisely what the situation is. Best I can do is ask you to settle for “chatter.”

This isn’t a “reporting” or a “breaking”. It’s just a “what I’m hearing”. And if you’re not gonna live with that caveat, stop reading.

Brady’s right thumb bent back badly when he was smashed into by a running back. Somehow, the ball got jammed back into the webbing between his thumb and index finger and it caused a cut. Might have been the laces. There may be stitches. He’s not taking snaps under center. He can take them in shotgun. He’s trying not to aggravate the thumb between now and kickoff so the reps are at a minimum. He can throw. I have no idea how hard, how far or how accurately.

He may take a shot of Toradol prior to the game since the area still hurts from the trauma (hence the X-ray on Wednesday to rule out any structural issues).

That’s what we got."

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/what-were-hearing-new-england-patriots-tom-brady-has-painful-thumb-injury
Interestingly, as I noted upthread (post 967), when I tore my hand, it was due to a soccer ball being kicked just as I reached for it. The ball was jammed between my pinky finger and ring finger, causing the webbing between to split. Hence the 4 stitches (actually, 5 now that I think about it).
I'm not a doctor, but I wonder if they will pull the stitches out on Sunday, maybe use some Super-Glue instead. My recollection is that the most painful part of the recovery was the irritation anytime something brushed against the stitches.
 

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Just a little razzing. You got everyone frothed up on some pretty shakey evidence, thought I'd at least rib you a bit for it. All in good fun.
Not that the good doctor needs my $10, but if his blog were a geocities Page, his disclaimer would have been flashing and underlined and had fireworks coming out of it where he said “this is just conjecture “
Or as my grandpappy would say- “what you inferred is not what I implied.”
 

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Felger speculated that it it was on the inside, or palm side of the knuckle closest to the hand, it might be rough holding the football. It would be harder to bandage, and he could get grating, aggravating effect over and over, etc.
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Bummer, I wonder if maybe they have ever considered softening the balls for the AFCCG. Might help Tommy with the aggravation.
 

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Not that the good doctor needs my $10, but if his blog were a geocities Page, his disclaimer would have been flashing and underlined and had fireworks coming out of it where he said “this is just conjecture “
Several of the reports are actually consistent with DRS’s piece—the difference seems to be about severity of the thumb injury.

Plus the icky cut too.
 

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Brady will start on Sunday.

As a neutral, I would like it if he didn't play, it would make the game much more unpredictable. And it would mean that the starting QBs in for the conference championship games would be Keenum, Hoyer, Bortles, and Foles.

Keenum, Hoyer, Bortles, and Foles!
Greatest of all, achieving all goals!
Keenum, Hoyer, Bortles, and Foles!
Destined to win the Super Bowls!

Hoyer, Bortles, Foles, and Keenum!
Legends of football to all that have seen 'em!
Bortles, Foles, Keenum, and Hoyer!
The greatest of passers, the football destroyers!
Hoyer, Keenum, Foles, and Bortles!
Achieving victories with bravado and chortles!
Foyer, Kortles, Heenum, and Boles!
Their greatness is legend as onward they roll!
Heenum, Boyer, Koles, and Fortles!
Incredible passers, they'll never be thwartled!
 

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Any dictionary dorks here that can identify if 'zinging' can be construed in a negative way?

Maybe zinging is an anagram?
 

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As far as I’m concerned, this is an all-hands on-deck situation. We can’t afford to just hand the Jags a one dimensional offense. If I’m Josh, I’d like to get a grip on exactly what Brady’s limitations are, and just how ham handed his play action might be. Fortunately, I think the offense has a strong grasp on the whole offense which should help keeps the paws of the Jax D-line at Bay. This is where, hopefully, the depth at running back will come in handy.
 

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As far as I’m concerned, this is an all-hands on-deck situation. We can’t afford to just hand the Jags a one dimensional offense. If I’m Josh, I’d like to get a grip on exactly what Brady’s limitations are, and just how ham handed his play action might be. Fortunately, I think the offense has a strong grasp on the whole offense which should help keeps the paws of the Jax D-line at Bay. This is where, hopefully, the depth at running back will come in handy.
I watched Wes Welker. I saw Wes Welker play. Wes Welker was a favorite player, probably, of someone I might have stood in line after at a Dunkin' Donuts. You, sire, are no Wes Welker
 

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As far as I’m concerned, this is an all-hands on-deck situation. We can’t afford to just hand the Jags a one dimensional offense. If I’m Josh, I’d like to get a grip on exactly what Brady’s limitations are, and just how ham handed his play action might be. Fortunately, I think the offense has a strong grasp on the whole offense which should help keeps the paws of the Jax D-line at Bay. This is where, hopefully, the depth at running back will come in handy.
I think you're banned from posting for the Pat's first offensive series.
 

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As far as I’m concerned, this is an all-hands on-deck situation. We can’t afford to just hand the Jags a one dimensional offense. If I’m Josh, I’d like to get a grip on exactly what Brady’s limitations are, and just how ham handed his play action might be. Fortunately, I think the offense has a strong grasp on the whole offense which should help keeps the paws of the Jax D-line at Bay. This is where, hopefully, the depth at running back will come in handy.
I can't subscribe to this approach, but by all means, suture self.