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  1. MagicMarker

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    John Clayton has a local Saturday radio show on here in Seattle, and he had Felger on.

    Felger said that Brady not only missed the first fifteen minutes of Thursdays practice, but he missed the whole 90 minute practice. He couldn't say if he missed more of Friday's practice than the portion opened to the media. Has this been reported elsewhere? I had only heard he'd missed the media portion on Thursday. If so, who would have leaked this information?

    Also, his thoughts on who would win? He said the Patriots always win these games, and he couldn't see the Giants beating them.
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    Yes it has and Reiss said he missed all of Friday's too. Who cares. There's over a week until the game. We know he's a little banged up on the ankle, other than that it's irrelevant to me.
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    THIS IS A NON-STORY. A COMPLETE NON-STORY. Let's be the one place where people aren't buying into this nonsense, shall we?
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    Agreed but while I've seen other people reporting it, the general consensus is that he'll be fine or that its part of Belichick's "plan". :rolleyes:
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    How can the starting QB of a team in the Super Bowl missing practice FOR the super bowl be a non story? That doesn't mean we all think hes going to miss the game, but it is certainly still a story and warrants conversion.
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    Yes, people are too touchy. You need to fix your den aisle if you don't think this is important.
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    I don't think it warrants conversation. If it were an issue Brady would never have been seen in the boot.

    Of course, now that I see you said "conversion" not "conversation", maybe you are right :D
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    it certainly is worthy of conversion.
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    With all respect, when the starting QB (also league MVP) and franchise player of a Super Bowl team misses two full practices less than ten days before the game, it IS a story. It might not be a "Panic" Story, it might not be a "The Sky is Falling" Story, and, it might indeed just be a "Strategic Misdirection by Bill Belichick" Story, but it is a story.
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    Brady in a boot and/or missing practice doesn't warrant conversation, but talking about Brady in a boot and/or missing practice does? Wow...

    This is definitely something that people can talk about. There are so many possibilities. He could be hurt or sick and that is something to talk about -- not just that he is but how well he has handled this in the past (including the AFCCG).

    Then there's the head games BB plays. Is this one of those? If so, what does it mean? Is this to take attention away from Moss? Videogate?

    There's the Stallworth/Welker event. That was just funny and definitely worth talking about (I don't think Wes said 'You know' once during the presser, btw). How many other Patriots will step up?

    I'd much rather talk about this than how disrespected the Patriots are (they aren't).

    I think Brady was sick and had a sprain. I think he's probably tired from f'n slinging it all year. A week off will do him good. After that, I think the Pats are simply enjoying the media frenzy. Why not? We hate the mediots, right? Well, how do you think the players feel about the stupid questions and speculation.

    TB will be on the field next week. He will start and finish the SB in the manner we are accustomed to.
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    Those saying this is a non story, you are just being stupid. Think about it. You are in denial or something. Brady has just missed two practices.

    However, we simply have few facts so speculation is all we can do. Or, rather than call it speculation which simply feeds into the stupid "there is no story" attitude, we can only make educated guesses. People here are pretty educated about the Pats, so here is probably the best forum to get intelligent educated guesses.
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    imho Brady will play sunday, he will play well and i think he will be awesome
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    Jeez, I hope he remembers the plays.:D
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    This is the correct answer. Ciao, Pat!
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    It's not like Brady hasn't dealt with SB hype before. Let his ankle heal; I'm glad he's missing practices. He'll be mentally ready regardless, and physically better off for having rested it.
    End of story.
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    He has a high ankle sprain. We have all the information we need. They want him to rest it a while.
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    grazie ! Ciao Ray Clay !
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    I agree, our quarterback missing two practices is significant and it can't help. It also suggests his injury is serious. But I'm not going to worry about it from the standpoint of timing and game preparation unless/until it extends into next week.
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    agreed, but I could go from completely unconcerned to full panic mode pretty quickly. I don't believe for a second that missing two practices is part of some master scheme to throw off the Giants.
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    Yeah, what they said.

    Of COURSE this is a story. It's bizarre to me reading post after post insisting that Brady wearing a boot is proof that he's ok, or that the starting QB missing practices before a Superbowl means his coach is just having a bit of fun. Up is down, black is white. Guys, those are bad things, not good.

    Do I think Brady will play? Absolutely. But do I think he's injured? Absolutely. And to me, that's the #1 question mark in a game that otherwise looks like a mismatch. If that's not a story, what the heck is?

    The only argument for this being a "non-story" is that we have no solid information at all. But if solid inside info were required to talk about the Patriots, this would be one quiet board! :)
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    We're doomed.
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    Perhaps for the current game plan Brady's participation in practice isn't critical. I trust that Belichick is getting the most out of practice without Brady. Also, even though Brady isn't on the field, he's studying. I guarantee that.
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    Couldn't have said it better myself, in fact I know I couldn't have because I'm not assertive enough. Well said, patchick. :p
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    I think there is also the question of how severe the injury is, and if it will be a problem at the game.

    The only reason where Brady would have to be active (as opposed to listening from the sidelines) is if they were installing new plays. Anything else, I would assume they've done enough reps in practice that the cost-benefit analysis would tip in favor of letting him heal up rather than working out on the ankle too early.

    I don't think we're in "Bloody Sock" territory here, either. The fact that Welker and Stallworth were joking about it in their pressers suggests it's not serious enough to hamper him in ten days' time. (The fact that BB let them go that far suggests everything will be OK.)
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    Every football fan has thought about Brady's condition, whether that means he'll be healthy, injured, or the head game part in which BB may be playing. I'm sure that the Giants are preparing for Brady and Coughlin has told his teammates not to pay any attention to Brady's absence (if in fact he was absent, wink). But, just like any fan, there has to be some doubt in the back of the mind of NY players concerning Brady's health. Does this take away from the Giants focus? Probably not, but BB is probably enjoying himself.
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    Good point.
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    Exactly!!
    I saw Felger comment on this last night. He thinks Tom is somehow missing important practice time. I don't see how. That great Statue of Liberty play Tom pulled off against the Jags was installed into the offense a day or two before that game. They'll get down to serious game prep next week in Az and Tom Brady will be ready to roll. The physical rest will do Tom a lot of good and we know he's busy watching hours upon hours of Giants game film. Tom Brady is the last guy we need to worry about.
    Let the mediots do it!! :D
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    The problem with the BB is messing with the Giants preparation theory is it makes no sense. They are going to prepare for Brady whether he plays or not.
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    I think back to all those practices he and other veterans missed this season due to team decision, and look where that got us...oh, wait. Some days they work on a particular aspect of the game or situational stuff a guy isn't going to be in on...Not to mention occasionally they probably like to see a backup get some reps with starters. When better than during a bye.

    Great point on the joksters - no way these guys are taking that tack unless they know their boy is just fine. Too many people seem to think that they won't practice in AZ - not true. Once media hype day is over they will get down to brass tacks, and by Friday they will be in bunker mode. Probably skip the walk through like last time and have family day on the field instead.

    Felger just needs something to talk about to his (now thanks to the success of the team he loves to nitpick) peers as ESPN. This teams success is responsible for Felger's success in the booming Boston sports media business and in life. Absent that he likely would be toiling at a keyboard still in relative obscurity somewhere else by now.
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    If nothing else, at least Cassel is getting plenty of reps.
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