The AFC Championship game was Tom Brady’s flu game, his Bloody Sock performance, with the Patriots quarterback stepping up to deliver an impressive, clutch performance with a busted hand. Brady would lead the Patriots back from a 10-point, fourth quarter deficit to beat the Jaguars and advance to his eighth (!) Super Bowl since taking over as Pats quarterback.
Naturally you would anticipate everyone got really impressed at what Brady did, elevating his game despite the mid-week injury, overcoming the odds, beating a tough defense, yada yada yada. Not Bill Belichick!
Andrew Shaw Authentic Jersey But this is Belichick in a nutshell. And Brady too: No. 12 didn’t talk about the injury all week because, as he told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz after the game, Belichick doesn’t like his team talking about injuries. Instead, Brady just covered up his hand all week, went out and did his job.
A guy battled through an injury in a football game. NEXT.
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Although no one seems to know how bad Tom Brady’s injury is, it’s serious enough that the Patriots have listed him as questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Jaguars.
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Of course, Brady’s so competitive that as long as he’s able to walk, you have to figure he’s going to play against Jacksonville. Brady’s health has been in question since Wednesday when he Anthony Barr Jersey injured his hand in practice.
Specifically, he asked that quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner, who he is close with, no longer stay in the coaching booth in the press box during games but instead join other offensive coaches down to the sidelines. Tomlin quickly obliged, and the Steelers have been operating in that fashion since last month, sources said.