POSTED 4:49 p.m. EST, January 27, 2008
BRADY TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE MEDIA ON SUNDAY NIGHT
The official NFL schedule of events for Super Bowl week promises that Pats coach Bill Belichick and six players will be made available to the media later today, after arriving in Arizona.
And one of the six players will be quarterback Tom Brady, whose ankle has been the subject of considerable discussion and debate over the past several days.
Joining Brady will be linebacker Mike Vrabel, linebacker Tedy Bruschi, defensive end Richard Seymour, center Dan Koppen, and linebacker Kevin Faulk.
But while the league requires the Super Bowl participants to periodically make themselves available to the media in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, nothing compels the teams to say anything about player injuries. The only obligation in this regard is the injury report, which will be published on Wednesday and updated on Thursday and Friday.
Our guess? Brady will be listed as participating in practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and as questionable with an ankle injury in Friday's final report.
Then, Brady either will play, or he won't. Undoubtedly, he'll play.