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    Re: Man, Is BB Milking This!

    ummm milking? I really hope so.

    Something tells me that BB is not the type of coach that would trade practice time before a Superbowl for whatever slight psychological advantage he might gain from this (which I really don't see what that would be).
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    "It's not broke, it's just swole."
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    Re: Man, Is BB Milking This!

    Part 2 of the madness coming up....
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    Re: Man, Is BB Milking This!

    The Pats are ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick held his Thursday press conference (10:50 a.m.) at Gillette Stadium. It didn't take long before he was asked about QB Tom Brady and his health.

    "I don't have any comment on it," Belichick said.

    Asked if Brady would have a full workload in practice, Belichick said: "We'll go out there and I don't know. The injury report will be out next Wednesday, and we're excited to give that to you. I can't wait to give that to everybody."

    That drew some laughter by those in the media workroom.
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    "Players were asked quite a few questions on Brady. One response that stood out came from Seymour, who was asked his thoughts when he saw pictures of Brady walking in New York with a protective brace over his right foot.

    "Every channel I turned to, there it was, magnifying in on the boot," Seymour said. "To me, the good part was the flowers. I wasn't in on the boot."

    Seymour joked that he came home with flowers for his wife after seeing photos of Brady."
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    Are you under the impression that the media portion of the practice is anywhere near the entire practice time? Please tell me you don't get worried every week when you see Brady's name on the "Probable - shoulder" list.

    Not being sarcastic, just wondering.
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    Something tells if either the players or BB was actually concerned about TB's foot, they would not be joking like this.
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    I CAN'T WAIT to see the NY papers tomorrow - - how much do you think they will leap headfirst into BB's joke?
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    "Mike Reiss reports that practice has begun at the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse and Tom Brady is not present for the start of the practice. More to come. "

    I live in DC so I don't get the local media coverage of this stuff, so yeah that I thought that statement meant they had begun actual practice.

    To me those Seymour and BB quotes seem like they're actively trying to downplay the injury by hinting that it's not that big of a deal, which I believe that it isn't. If it was all a ploy and they were "milking it" I would expect them to say that they're unsure and that they just have to deal with it as it goes or something like that.
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    From my understanding, I believe they allow the media in for the first 5-15 minutes of stretching, and then they are escorted out.
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    True, so Brady could be standing behind door number 1 just waiting for them to leave. I don't really find this funny though. Although I agree that the Pats are probably just tweaking everyone a little bit, there is that little tiny piece of me that is worried by this. Why bring on this endless storm of questions if you don't have to?
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    And that's why Brady's not there: either way, it'd probably give away the game.

    Remember: Belichick is a master of manipulation. There's a reason he almost never downgrades someone to "out" prematurely (I was shocked that Mel Mitchell was listed as out, rather than doubtful, last Friday).

    And, as many others have pointed out, Brady is not a moron. Somehow, I can't see him hitting the clubs if he wasn't at darn near 100%.
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    Dude has a sprained ankle and is likely getting treatment for it. Why practice him this week instead of letting him get as close to 100% as possible? I'm sure his arm could use a rest as well. Unless they are putting in a completely new offensive gameplan which needs more than the 3+ practice days next week to learn, Brady doesn't need practice.

    I mean, we're talking about practice. Practice. Not a game. Practice.
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    I doubt they're milking it.

    They're probably just giving it time to heal. They've got two weeks. And Brady is the best QB in the NFL.. you think he needs every practice to be ready for a Superbowl?
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    I wonder if this is pay back for the Phil Rivers alleged injury leading up to last weak.
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    Or.... its possible since he only tweaked a few days ago, that he has been given a few days to rest it, so as not to reagrivate it. Many of us have had minor high angle spains. You generally get increasingly better as time goes on, but you don't just jump into full pads a few days out.

    He'll be fine. Why reagrivate it.
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    BB and the Pats would prefer it not exist at all. But it does, and it's going to go after something. So why not have it go over something you understand better than them, rather than have it go in directions (e.g., towards Moss) where it might cause problems?
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    Anyone else think this foot injury fiasco is just a ploy to take some of the negative spotlight and hype off of Randy Moss?
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    Thank you! It's a huge stretch to see any evidence of "milking" and "game-playing" here, IMO. We know Brady's not 100%, it's a long way until the game, who would expect him to be practicing full tilt?

    "Aha, the most likely and expected thing is happening! Oh, what devious tricks!!" :confused: :confused:
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    I don't think this is a huge deal but I don't think that it' a lie or that they're milking it, he just probably would benefit from therapy more than practice at this point seeing as though he is the best. But yes, of course he needs to practice. Football isn't like Basketball. You can't just be a superstar like AI and show up and just play. It's about repetition, getting new plays right and getting anyone on the same page and it's just as important for Brady to prepare that way as it is for Eli Manning. I don't think that BB, as much of a gamesman he is, would sacrifice this preparation time for some kind of prank.

    And I don't see what advantage that would give them. Does anyone think that Coughlin is going to prepare his team any differently and assume Brady either isn'tgoing to play or is going to be ineffective? I don't.
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    True - if they have to give more of a report, I bet we see one of those "team decision" designations.

    Still, I wish that freakin boot thing never happened and that Tommy Boy was out there slinging away. Ah well, life never works that way.
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    Either Brady's injury is just a tad more serious than our hopes have allowed us to believe, or BB is trying to get inside the Giants' heads, or Brady was delayed getting onto the practice field.

    The problem with the "inside the heads" theory is that it would be be hard to keep it up for another ten days, so what would be the use of it?

    The problem with the "delayed" theory is that I don't think BB would tolerate that, even in his frnachise QB.

    That leaves us with Curtain A. The injury is a little worse than most of us think.
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    alleged? He had surgery and played without cartilage.
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    This isn't the Thursday before the game. It's the Thursday before the Thursday before the game. Somehow I suspect that practice this week isn't as important as the practices they'll have next week.

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    Tell that to Plaxico Burress.

    Out of all the QBs in the NFL I think Brady could miss a practice or two out of a bye week and still show up and play pretty well.

    Just a feeling I have. ;)
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    I tend to think this week's practices will be a lot more important. They'll be hitting in one practice and simulating the game. The gameplan is installed before they leave for Sunday. After media days and walkthrough on Friday, that leaves one real practice in Arizona at best before the Super Bowl.
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    You mean next week?
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    There is little to no injury. He has been listed as "probable-shoulder" for 5+ years now. This is BB tweaking the NY media. Brady is reported to be in Foxboro. I'm sure he's with the team.......once the media leaves after the first 10 minutes.

    Brady was wearing the boot Monday morning, but was club hopping with Gisele that evening without it. If there was ANY real need to wear a boot in the first place, he would NOT have been in NYC, and he would not have been club hopping without it hours later.

    I'm enjoying watching him and BB play the NY tabloids for the hyperventilating buffoons they are.

    Anyone remember Rich Cimini before the first game of the season regarding BB's "phantom" comments on Kerry Rhodes?

    What about the Post putting Stallworth's picture in its story about Moss' restraining order - - right next to graphics of the restraining order?

    Sit back and enjoy, folks. BB is giving the world a tableau of New York media.
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    Or behind Curtain O (for Obvious), the injury is exactly what it appears to be and he is getting treatment for it. Maybe he practices today. Maybe he doesn't. I'm sure he will digest the gameplan just fine without putting undue stress on his ankle.
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