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Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:17 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 4:48 pm
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Brady missed Pats practice Wednesday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

We already told you about one superstar quarterback missing practice Wednesday, and maybe Eli Manning and Tom Brady are more alike than even Eli knew, as Brady missed Wednesday's practice in advance of the AFC Championship Game as well.

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Brady's reason for missing was entirely different than Eli's (stomach bug) however. Brady missed, according to our Patriots Rapid Reporter Greg Bedard, because of what's "likely for scheduled rest."

Earlier this week, Brady called the Ravens "the best team we've faced all year."

"They’re physical, they’re tough, they can cover and they’ve got some of the best players in the history of the NFL at their positions in (Terrell) Suggs and Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata," Brady said, per Bedard. You’ve got phenomenal players there. So, we’ve really got our work cut out for us."

So it's not like Brady's skipping because he considers this game a bye. (Duh.) Instead, it's really more about making sure his shoulder, which bothered him late in the season, is totally rested and healthy heading into Sunday's game.

Besides, the Ravens/Patriots game might ultimately not be about the physical matchup so much as it is mental. Andy Benoit made that point in his Film Room preview of the game and Brady reinforced it.

"It’s a film study game with him,” Brady said via Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. “He wants to ID everything. We want to disguise what we’re doing."

And while Brady's sitting at home for the physical part of practice, there's no doubt he's working on the mental angle.

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Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:07 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Well whatever the Ravens don't  take from you the 49ers are for sure to finish off so take a day off why not ? Kinda like T. Towens it's all about you..


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Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:59 am
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Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:49 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Listen I am a Steelers fan but why are you crying what about the Steelers. Are you trying to say that the Steelers were tougher this year than the ravens because if you are then you are stupid when we lost twice to them this year and we couldnt beat SF who they beat. Had we won that game we would have been the #1 seed and could not get it done. So shut your hole because we have NOTHING to brag about from this year and we wont next year either if we dont fix the O-line.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:35 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

Ravens the toughest team the Pats have faced this year?  Really?  What about the Steelers game
It's called respect, doofus.
The Steelers are sitting at home while the Ravens are next up for New England. What do you think Tom is going to say? He's not going to give Baltimore ANY fodder.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:49 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

However, I won't be shocked if the Ravens win a close one. ;)

Teeter-Totter.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:48 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

The Ravens are the best team the Patriots will play this season, win or lose.
I have the Ravens as the best team left in the p/o's. Hell, they beat the Niners and the Niners already beat the Giants.

Steelers? Who's talking about them? Didn't they get beat by the Broncos?
Oh you Steelers fans, there's always one out there that's gotta bash Brady.

This game is 50-50 on who's gonna win, I throw out what happened last weekend, it doesn't matter.
Also pretty much everyone thinks this game comes down to the Pats O against the Ravens D. I disagree.
I think both units will play their best ball this weekend. In my opinion this game will be about if the Pats D can come up with some crucial stops against the Ravens O and maybe force Flacco to commit a turnover or two.
The Brady led offense will score & the Reed/Lewis/Suggs D will smack Brady here & there...........it's really gonna be more about how the poor(all season long) defense of the Pats plays on Sunday. If they do enough, the Pats should win a close game.

27-24 Patriots




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:15 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

It sounds to me like the Pats want Brady at full strenght come game time against the Ravens. But I don't agree with the choice of resting him. It's the AFC Championship game against possibley the best Ravens team we have seen in a long time. To me it's not a good decision to rest Brady.

30-14 Ravens 



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:14 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

It sounds to me like the Pats want Brady at full strenght come game time against the Ravens. But I don't agree with the choice of resting him. It's the AFC Championship game against possibley the best Ravens team we have seen in a long time. To me it's not a good decision to rest Brady.

30-14 Ravens 



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:13 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

It sounds to me like the Pats want Brady at full strenght come game time against the Ravens. But I don't agree with the choice of resting him. It's the AFC Championship game against possibley the best Ravens team we have seen in a long time. To me it's not a good decision to rest Brady.

30-14 Ravens 



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:13 am
 

Tom Brady misses practice, likely just resting

It sounds to me like the Pats want Brady at full strenght come game time against the Ravens. But I don't agree with the choice of resting him. It's the AFC Championship game against possibley the best Ravens team we have seen in a long time. To me it's not a good decision to rest Brady.

30-14 Ravens 


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