Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Jan 4, 2009.
Just heard on NFL Today .
Yeah, I just heard it too. Looks like the "anonymous source" is probably wrong once again.
I think it's clear at this point that Brady is doing fine and he's only "behind" relative to if he'd never had the infection. I wouldn't be shocked, nor concerned, if he has a little arthroscopic cleanup but Curran is alone on his island of concern and I'm not joining him.
I wouldn't be surprised. Curran seemed very defensive about his report when he was on WEEI. But I still stand by what I said earlier on this topic, Until I SEE Tom Brady running / walking around on the football field in training camp, I don't believe anything I hear or read.
Casserly pointed out clearly each facet of the injury and how it was doing. Dont know who his source is but hope its the correct one.
Seeing is believing for me. I don't think ANY media person has the real 411; some like Curran go the "anon source" route for their 15 minutes of fame and some pretty much just report what's coming out of the Pats/Brady's camp anyway so until there's something real and concrete I'll believe Brady's doing ok; no major setbacks and no major quantum leaps either.
I hope Curran's wrong, too, and from what I've heard/read since, it appears he likely is, BUT - Tom Curran is in no way the sort of journalist you're referring to. He is upstanding, responsible and hardworking.
I didn't say he wasn't, but if someone's going to publish something like that I think they need to be ready to back up their fries. jmho
Not only was Curran very defensive about his report on Pats All Access...he also did not mention his anonymous source at all...he said that he arrived at his conclusion based on "mathematical" logic. i.e. Brady had to be behind b/c of the infection etcetera. But we already knew that. Of course Brady is behind relative to if he had never had an infection. But Curran made it sound like it was new information and another setback in his article. I dont think he ever had a source. He thought he was being more clever than everyone.
Exactly.Seeing is believeing for me (And I think my quote got mixed up with patsox' reply,hence the confusion).
I do wonder if someone fed curran misinformation to create a legit excuse to franchise cassel.
It's legit even if Brady is on schedule - Cassel would still be our starting QB at that time with Brady coming off major surgery and a setback.
Curran is a nice guy but IMO he's way over his head on the national scene. You only have to watch him on TV so see that he's a journeyman as a reporter. No, he's no Tomase and he's not agenda driven like Borges. But his opinions mean little to me other than just another guy - which is what he is.
this is true, but if you come out and say brady is healthy and will be ready for week 1 then teams know you want to get rid of him. in the end it probably has little difference either way
The more I watch the playoff QBs the more I realize how solid Cassel really is. Cassel's decision making is better than Rivers' IMO, both in terms of where to throw and when to run.
YUP... What he said .... :yeahthat:
All we really know is that Brady was at the Pats Wrap,walking around and chatting it up,hanging out with the kids and the reporter that was there said he looked great-walking etc just fine.
So,I'll say it again: I think our Tommy's doing ok-no major setbacks and no quantum leaps either. He's hopefully enjoying some R&R along with his rehab and unless there's some absolute definitive news I'm rolling with that NOBODY in the media has anything more or less than anyone else, and as frustrating as that can be for us fans, it's the way the Pats do things.
On WEEI this AM Felgie was commenting on Tomase's latest Herald snipet where the fat boy from Tufts reiterated Curran's points. Felgis stated that Curran's reports were based on his unique access to actual medical reports and facts while those saying Brady is on schedule (Silver, Casserly, etc.) are just parroting their inside the Patriots and therefore agenda biased sources.
Unique access to Brady's medical reports? Whoa. Hard to believe that's true given the HIPAA laws etc. Poor Tom is all I can say
I think the anonymous source is a VERY upset "team" Dr. that did not get a chance to punch his ticket by doing Tom's surgery.
It's does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that any Dr. that does high profile surgery's automatically becomes a public figure and HUGE $$'s start rolling in.
How about having Tom Brady's Knee surgery on your resume? How much is that worth? Crazy money.
Tomase's input is the KISS OF DEATH for any credibility that Curran had with me on this topic. He knows less than nothing about what's going on and Felger and his agenda driven crap knows even less. This type of crap is EXACTLY why I do not trust the media.
If Tom Brady was struggling as badly as they believe, I doubt highly that the Patriots would allow him to be traveling back and forth between the West Coast and East coast, attend charity events and walk all over Boston with his girlfriend. Bob Kraft has a lot invested in Brady, I don't think that he would allow Brady to put himself at risk if his knee was not making progress. You need your knees to walk too.
I think it depends the way you look at it. Brady is behind from when the original surgery took place but ahead of schedule after getting rid of the infection.
I take everything Casserly with a grain of salt because of his obvious disdain for BB. There is always an agenda behind what he reports.
He better hope that never is confirmed or Tom can sue to the point of bankruptcy EVERYONE involved in that little scandal - and be backed by the Federal Govt. in which they would revoke licenses.
Scary - Curran might want to shut up or stop talking to Felger.
Bear in mind "medical reports" in the way he uses that phrase may mean reports from those in the medical profession, not access to actual medical records (like he could read those things if he could look at them). For all we know, the "reports" may be from the guy mopping the floor at the medical facility who heard it from a guy who was in the elevator with a doctor who had talked to the guy who did the surgery on Brady.
I doubt any medical facility or medical professional would be dumb enough to spill a story to the media as the privacy laws make the list of possible culprits fairly small for subsequent litigation purposes.
I'll bet on Tom and his drive to return to the field, but I give none of these reports, good or bad, any credibility.
Exactly SC. I'm no expert on it but I know medical information is considered part of one's "personal information", right up there with your SS#.
And giving out personal information by anyone in the healthcare profession can get you prison time and fines.
True enough MP. Whatever. It just annoys me the way our media conducts their business lately. I guess it's ALL media really,not just ours.
I do think if Curran give his sources enough money, they probably will give up the medical report to him
Now this IS confusing. Who has an agenda, who is the mouthpiece for it, and what is the agenda?
Completely opposite answers to these questions can be sussed from this thread
Why would any responsible person defending someone(curren) announce on the radio that Curren had Brady's "medical reports" ? Maybe the Nfl needs to find out what "medical Reports" mean?
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