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Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:17 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 4:48 pm
 
Brady missed Pats practice Wednesday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

We already told you about one superstar quarterback missing practice Wednesday, and maybe Eli Manning and Tom Brady are more alike than even Eli knew, as Brady missed Wednesday's practice in advance of the AFC Championship Game as well.

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Brady's reason for missing was entirely different than Eli's (stomach bug) however. Brady missed, according to our Patriots Rapid Reporter Greg Bedard, because of what's "likely for scheduled rest."

Earlier this week, Brady called the Ravens "the best team we've faced all year."

"They’re physical, they’re tough, they can cover and they’ve got some of the best players in the history of the NFL at their positions in (Terrell) Suggs and Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata," Brady said, per Bedard. You’ve got phenomenal players there. So, we’ve really got our work cut out for us."

So it's not like Brady's skipping because he considers this game a bye. (Duh.) Instead, it's really more about making sure his shoulder, which bothered him late in the season, is totally rested and healthy heading into Sunday's game.

Besides, the Ravens/Patriots game might ultimately not be about the physical matchup so much as it is mental. Andy Benoit made that point in his Film Room preview of the game and Brady reinforced it.

"It’s a film study game with him,” Brady said via Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. “He wants to ID everything. We want to disguise what we’re doing."

And while Brady's sitting at home for the physical part of practice, there's no doubt he's working on the mental angle.

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Comments

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 5:47 pm
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

according to Rob Lowe's twitter account, Brady is retiring too



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 4:58 pm
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

His little shoulder must be hurting. had to take a day off.

Flacco's shoulder might be sore also if he threw for more than 200yds in the previous game. Oh, and threw for 4 more TD's.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 4:45 pm
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Sounds like a Ravens loser here....we will see how his liitle shoulder is after the Ravens sore necks are after watching Brady smoke the little Ravens defense.



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Yes but he'll be there Sunday, playing in the AFC Championship Game, but your JESTS wont. If he were playing the JESTS he night have taken the whole week off.



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

His little shoulder must be hurting. had to take a day off.


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