08 September 2008

Brady Out!

Arthur will be so sad :( He is off on an man/dog adventure fly fishing in Northern NH. He, of course, watched the Patriots opener yesterday and saw Brady get hurt. They did come out on top with the backup qb. I got a pretty good chuckle when he tried to run with the ball and all the players on the sideline were yelling at him to drop to the ground! Too funny...
Not funny about Tom Brady though. Lots of NE fans very blue today...

FOXBORO, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is out for the season.
The Patriots released a statement Monday afternoon that Brady's left knee will require surgery. He will be placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season.
Brady left Sunday's season opener against Kansas City midway through the first quarter with a knee injury. The two-time Super Bowl MVP, who has started 128 consecutive games for the Patriots was helped off the field after being hit by the Chiefs' Bernard Pollard.
"We feel badly for Tom about the injury," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said during a news conference Monday. "You hate to see anyone go down. No one has worked harder or done more for this team than Tom has."
Belichick denied reports that the team was already "working out" other veteran quarterbacks who could add depth at the position.
Brady has been a key part of the Patriots success over the past seven years. He led the team to its first Super Bowl title in the 2001-2002 season after he came in for an injured Drew Bledsoe.
Matt Cassell replaced Brady in Sunday's game after an uninspiring preseason. He helped the team to a win after driving 98 yards on their first possession with him behind the line, highlighted by a 51-yard strike to star receiver Randy Moss.
Patriots fan Brian Houle said he hopes Cassell can take a similar path to success, leading the team to victory after an injury to a star.
"Well, let's hope this is the next superstar coming out," Houle said. "After a few years, Brady's kind of become our boy."
Brady was coming off his best year as a pro, being named the 2007 Most Valuable Player and setting the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a regular season in which the Patriots went undefeated. The season ended on a disappointing note, though, with a loss to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.
Many fans said they were upset to hear the news about Brady, they said he's not the only star of the team, and they're still hopeful the Patriots can go all the way.
"Well, I'm pretty disappointed," said fan Adam Grau. "It was a shot to see him go down, and I hope the Patriots can recover from it."
Fan Ryan Williams said the Patriots have strong players throughout the team.
"They're still solid," he said. "Brady's obviously a superstar and probably one of the faces of the league."
Although there are other playmakers on the team, Brady was the one who got them the ball. Now, Cassell will get his chance.
"I'm a little worried about him," fan Matt Smith said. "I'm not sure if he has the experience because he was a backup in college, too. So, we'll have to see."
From WMUR http://www.wmur.com/sports/17421525/detail.html


Farm Chick Paula said...

Ugh, this is so terrible. I saw the replay of him lying on the field, and you could tell by the look on his face that HE knew it wasn't good.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE football! (Especially college)
It's my favorite time of year- fall and football...*sigh*..

Shannon said...

It is the pits, for sure! Football is growing on me- or maybe it's the pizza and wings we get to eat during the game- LOL! :)