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Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Posted on: December 29, 2011 7:05 pm
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By Josh Katzowitz

As we told you earlier today, it appears Tom Brady missed Wednesday’s practice for shoulder X-rays, though strangely, he was listed on the practice report as a “non-injury issue.”

Yes, getting shoulder X-rays possibly because Brady's shoulder got “dinged” in last Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins sounds an awful lot like an injury issue, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Thursday, "If there was an injury then it would be on the injury report."

Either way, Brady returned to practice Thursday, and on the injury report, he was listed as limited because of a, ahem, shoulder injury.

But you can judge for yourself how much Brady’s shoulder might affect him Sunday vs. the Bills, because the Boston Herald provided  practice video of Brady throwing for you. And yeah, it does appear (at least, to my amateur eyes) that Brady is favoring his left shoulder as he makes throws. Which probably isn't what the Patriots want as they prepare to head into the postseason.



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koomking
Since: Dec 30, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:29 am
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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:12 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

my friend,  your comments border on the ridiculous side.  on the decline?  he is having is best season ever. not to mention, I believe he was named NFL player of the week.  typical hater....
  i see your a Jet fan....so i assume you suffer from delirium, and red head step child syndrome...because Sexy-Rexy makes your Jets the laughing stock of the NFL.  Plus the Giants get more press and respect in the NFL world.  The only real "New York" team comes to visit and we'll see just how fine Brady is this sunday.  Maybe your Jets would be better off he predicted a victoy "this" week..instead of shooting his big lasagna eating mouth off about winning the superbowl over and over and over....lil boy who cried wolf.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:09 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

just a minute is this M |vick or tom frickin brady? i didnt know he threw with his left arm? what a crock! Brady is a gamer and belicheck lets no one sit unless they are dying ... so one arm or 2 brady will still light the bills up and keep home field throughout  and by the way i agree, the pats could win or lose home or on the road so i would be resting him just like Rapistberger if there was a serious concern.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:08 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Gee what is the difference between the #1 + #2 seed - How about playing either Baltimore or Pittsburgh is Foxboro or in Baltimore (undeafeated at home) or Pittsburgh. I would say there is a big difference between the  1 and 2 Cool



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:32 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Ha, write about something better please. Where on this tape shows him favoring his left shoulder??? When you're paying a guy this kind of money, if he wakes up saying he has a headache they give him a catscan. Looks fine.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:01 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Struggling with accuracy??  didnt see anything on this tape that looked like anything was wrong.  dont worry patriot nation, mr. brady will be just fine throwing his usual 5-10 yard passes.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:35 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Believe it or not,when the Patriots gave Bob Kraft a painting and game ball after the Miami game, you see Brady hugging Kraft and his left arm is just hanging there. It could fall off and the patriots would not comment on it.



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:48 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

I think theres definatley something wrong here. Is there a big enough diffrence between 1 and 2 seed to risk it??? He's not getting the ps yds. record... so why play??? The guy has been shaky at best the last month and obviously on the decline. It might be his last hurrah this year... don't be suprised if he hangs em' up after this season!



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:58 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

To my friend DaVinci, without even looking at the film, I think there is something to this story.  Tom Brady has been uncharacteristically off on a number of throws the past several weeks.  Even short ones, which he hits with precision have been off.  I don't think it is anything serious, but there is more to it than meets the eye, enough so he has struggled with accuracy at times, which is his forte when totally healthy.  Any QB after 15 games has to be hurting, if he stays in the pocket and takes the hits TB does.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:53 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Anyone who has watched the Pats the past few weeks have noticed he has been uncharacteristically off on a number of his throws, even short ones.  I do think there is something here, because he is always completely on the mark with his throws.  Although I don't think it is a major injury, it would explain why his throws have not been as accurate as usual.


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