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Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Posted on: December 29, 2011 7:05 pm
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By Josh Katzowitz

As we told you earlier today, it appears Tom Brady missed Wednesday’s practice for shoulder X-rays, though strangely, he was listed on the practice report as a “non-injury issue.”

Yes, getting shoulder X-rays possibly because Brady's shoulder got “dinged” in last Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins sounds an awful lot like an injury issue, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Thursday, "If there was an injury then it would be on the injury report."

Either way, Brady returned to practice Thursday, and on the injury report, he was listed as limited because of a, ahem, shoulder injury.

But you can judge for yourself how much Brady’s shoulder might affect him Sunday vs. the Bills, because the Boston Herald provided  practice video of Brady throwing for you. And yeah, it does appear (at least, to my amateur eyes) that Brady is favoring his left shoulder as he makes throws. Which probably isn't what the Patriots want as they prepare to head into the postseason.



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Comments

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Good Job all you people who said Brady was injured and tried to make something out of nothing.  Just like in my earlier comments I said he was fine and after going 23 for 35 with 338yds and 3 TD's, i'd say it's business as usual. Any one can tell you that after 17 weeks any QB in the league will have a sore arm.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

RAPELISBERGER???


i didn't realize he was into rapelling??   


  




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

RAPELISBERGER???


i didn't realize he was into rapelling??   


  




Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Geez Patz even ESPN, SI and every major sports networks have said the Pats have allways skirted the injry list rule.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

the patriots are not skirting any rules at all.... please grow up




Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

rapelisberger should be healthy enough for his offseason hobby of attacking women. brady will be healthy enough to keep gisele satisfied.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Rarely does Brady throw any pass over 10 yards, the reciever runs for the rest of the gain and it counts towards the average. Nearly every Brady pass is less than 10 yards in actual passing.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

Hey Mr. Steelfan....Check out the avg. yd. per completion between Brady/Roethlesbeger - Brady is higher...So much for 10 yd passes.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

The Patriots sure like to skirt the injury report rules, just like every rule in the book the Patriots just try thier best to skirt the rules. They should be fined for not listing Brady earlier on the injury report, the list of teams failing to put players on the injury report that have been fined is too long to post, yet the Pats somehow allways avoid this even though they fail to post injuries in a timely manner.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:58 am
 

Was Brady favoring his shoulder at practice?

I do agree with you in the fact that Brady has missed a few easy throws, but I believe that is due to more of a pass rush coming at him.  When you know that your offensive line is compromised you tend to rush your throws, especially when there is pressure coming up the middle.  The Dolphins game is a prime example.  In the 1st half the throws were off as a direct effect of the pressure Tom was receiving, while in the 2nd half the protection was changed and Tom was much more comfortable and able to complete more passes.  I'm sure after the season he has had, 576-att and 4897 yds, your arm might be a tad sore too.  I still believe the media tries to sensationalize stories to get people fired up, especially when it's a star player.

 




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