Tom Brady | QB | New England Patriots
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:43am et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) said after the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins that his hand is fine, although a close-up look on television showed noticeable swelling of his throwing hand. He completed 13 of his 22 pass attempts for just 116 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the victory. 'My hand is perfect,' Brady said Sunday, Oct. 26. 'I didn't know that anyone knows what the back of my hand looks like. It looks fine to me. It feels good, so I'll be out there next week, you don't have to worry about that.'
Huddle Up: Brady didn't play well for much of the game, but that is nothing new this season. The malaise has gone on for much of the season. It will be interesting to see if Brady can turn his fantasy season around, but the evidence is mounting he won't.
Posted: 10/24/2013 6:25pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was listed as limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24, with a right shoulder issue. He appeared to have problems with his right hand during the team's Week 7 game but downplayed the issue after the contest. 'I'm like everybody; there's just bumps and bruises that happen over the course of the football season. We'll just get treatment like always, be out there, and try to go out and execute as well as I can next week. It's just part of football,' he said. Brady has been on the injury report with a shoulder ailment plenty of times before, but he's started 71 straight regular season games going back to 2009.
Huddle Up: It's the Pats so no one on the outside -- and even many on the inside -- don't know for sure, but it wouldn't appear to be anything that would tangibly affect Brady on Sunday. Still, definitely continue to monitor all reports coming out of Foxborough over the next few days.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:25am et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had his streak of 52 straight games with at least one touchdown pass snapped in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals. "I'm bummed that we lost. That's all that really matters," Brady said after.
Huddle Up: You know who else is bummed? Fox, which will broadcast the Saints-Patriots matchup this week. Had Brady extended his streak, that game would pit him against Drew Brees in an attempt to tie Brees' record of 54 straight games. Brady will feel a whole lot less bummed when Rob Gronkowski returns and Danny Amendola can play a full game.
Posted: 9/13/2013 12:23am et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 19-of-39 passes for 185 yards and a TD Thursday, Sept. 12 in a 13-10 win over the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Aside from Julian Edelman, who hauled in 13 of Brady's 19 completions in the game, the absences and inexperience in the Pats' receiving corps was painfully glaring in a national-TV contest Thursday as drops, timing issues and failed third- down conversions (4-of-18) were the rule of the night. It was Brady's first game of fewer than 200 passing yards and 1 TD or less since Week 7 of the 2010 season and his first sub-50 percent completion game in the regular season since Week 15 of the 2009 season. Bottom line: It's going to be tough to expect any improvement or have any fantasy trust in Brady until the likes of Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola return or his young wideouts take some strides.
Posted: 9/10/2013 12:17pm et
A source said New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is 'almost certain' to miss the Week 2 game. The Patriots offense is in disarray with Shane Vereen also out and Zach Sudfeld hurting. Stevan Ridley, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are going to have a lot of pressure on them to produce. Tom Brady's value takes a big hit this week.
Huddle Up: It's as if the football gods are seeing just how far they can push Tom Brady. Edelman and Thompkins would be the biggest beneficiaries, and Ridley gets a reprieve after being benched following last week's fumble issues. As for Amendola... well, you knew it was just a matter of time; you just didn't know it would be Week 2.
Posted: 8/29/2013 7:00pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is among many key starters that won't play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: Brady, entering his 14th season in the league, already has weathered an injury scare this preseason and there's no sense in pulling a Rex Ryan and tempting fate in the exhibition finale.
Posted: 8/16/2013 11:24pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee) suffered a knee ailment in practice this week, but he was able to play, and play well, in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady completed all but one of his 12 pass attempts for 107 yards and a touchdown, and he added a successful two-point conversion throw, too.
Huddle Up: Brady looked great but if the Bucs aren't going to cover receiver this year the quarterbacks in the NFC South must be licking their chops. Brady's knee is fine, so fantasy owners don't have to worry.
Posted: 8/16/2013 12:22pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has been cleared medically to play in the team's second preseason game and will start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 16. All three Patriots quarterbacks are expected to play.
Huddle Up: Don't expect Brady to play very long, but any playing time at all is welcome news considering that just a couple days ago the fantasy football world was in full-on panic mode when Brady left the practice field early after banging his knee.
Posted: 8/15/2013 11:21am et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady expects to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16. He suffered a bruised left knee Wednesday, Aug. 14, when Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn bullrushed Patriots OT Nate Solder, who fell into Brady's knee.
Huddle Up: The fantasy community would love to see Brady on the field, even for a series, to quell fears about his knee--especially since prying injury information from Bill Belichick and the Patriots is like squeezing raspberry lemonade from a block of concrete.
Posted: 8/14/2013 7:10pm et
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (knee) previous left knee reconstruction of his anterior cruciate ligament wasn't compromised at all when he injured his left knee in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14. He isn't dealing with any structural damage.
Huddle Up: Brady will likely just miss some practice time and a preseason game or two. He's in no danger of missing any regular season games based on the reports coming out about his injury. Draft him with confidence.
Posted: 8/14/2013 6:33pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (knee) MRI exam came back negative Wednesday, Aug. 14, and he is listed as day-to-day.
Huddle Up: The Patriots and fantasy owners who already drafted Brady can now take a deep breath. Brady avoided a disastrous injury and every indication is he will be fine moving forward. The "What does this injury mean for Tim Tebow?" media circus will have to wait.
Posted: 8/9/2013 6:55pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will play a series or two in the team's first preseason game on Friday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: This preseason is more important than most in recent memory for Brady as he tries to get in game sync with all of his new TEs and WRs.
Posted: 5/20/2013 1:24pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady started working with former major league pitcher and quarterback tutor Tom House this offseason, and Brady feels his mechanics are better than ever. "The same way Tom Martinez was always there to watch and give me corrections, Tom House has told me why certain corrections need to be made," Brady said. "Look at a baseball swing and a golf swing. It's all mechanics. Look at how Barry Bonds swings. Look at how Floyd Mayweather punches. Mechanics. When you've got to fit it into the tightest windows, mechanics are crucial."
Huddle Up: Just what the rest of the NFL was hoping for, an improved Tom Brady.
Posted: 4/2/2013 11:16pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and WR Danny Amendola worked out together Tuesday, April 2, at USC.
Huddle Up: It's never too early to start building a connection considering how much Brady relies on the slot WR.
Posted: 2/25/2013 5:21pm et
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with QB Tom Brady on a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2017 season. Brady will receive a $3 million signing bonus and is scheduled to make $7 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. Brady was scheduled to count $43.6 million against the salary cap in 2013 and 2014 before the extension but now will count $28.6 million in 2013 and 2014.
Huddle Up: Nice cap work by the Patriots; maybe they're freeing up space to bring back Brady's favorite target, Wes Welker?
Posted: 2/7/2013 10:34pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, OG Logan Mankins and DT Vince Wilfork are scheduled to take up almost 35 percent of the team's salary cap next season. Brady is scheduled to count $21.8 million against the cap, Wilfork is scheduled to count $10.6 million against the cap, and Mankins is scheduled to count $10 million against the cap.
Huddle Up: This is why Wes Welker may be wearing another team's colors next fall.
Posted: 1/29/2013 12:59pm et
The New England Patriots may have to consider reducing QB Tom Brady's workload. He threw the ball 637 times this season, the most in his career, and his numbers took somewhat of a dip in 2012. Brady's completion percentage of 63 percent was his lowest percentage since 2006. The percentage of his passes that went for touchdowns dropped to 5.3, his lowest number since 2009. His average yards per pass was 7.6, his lowest since 2008. Brady also struggled in the final month of the season, completing 58.5 percent of his passes in December and averaging seven yards per pass. He had 10 touchdowns but also five interceptions.
Huddle Up: Here's more ammunition for this point: In the Pats' 3 Super Bowl-winning seasons, Brady attempted an average of 471.3 passes per year; in the past 3 seasons, he's attempted an average of 580 passes.
Posted: 1/25/2013 2:53pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has been fined $10,000 for making contact with Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed during a slide in the AFC Championship Game.
Huddle Up: Ultimately the league decided to slap Brady on the wrist for his spikes-up slide in the Patriots' loss to Baltimore. In Brady's defense, maybe he was just trying to avoid having his socks slide down his leg; after all, that transgression cost Frank Gore $500 more than what Brady's Ty Cobb impersonation cost him.
Posted: 1/24/2013 1:52am et
Updating a previous report, the NFL are reviewing New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's high slide in the AFC Championship Game but are not expected to fine him for the incident.
Huddle Up: Are you kidding? Brady won't be fined, even though it sure looked like he was trying to deliver a cleating to the crotchal region of Ed Reed. Now if someone with a reputation for dirty play--say James Harrison or Ndamukong Suh-- had done the same thing, no question there would be a fine. But quarterbacks get the benefit of the doubt, and no quarterback is more of a golden boy than Brady. In fact, don't be surprised if the league makes Reed apologize for being in the way.
Posted: 1/22/2013 10:05pm et
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will play in the 2013 Pro Bowl for the AFC squad, replacing New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (undisclosed), who won't participate due to an injury.
Huddle Up: Brady likely is suffering from wounded pride after the Ravens shockingly limited the powerful Pats' offense to 1 TD in Sunday's AFC title tilt.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:20pm et
The New England Patriots' offense is at its best when it pushes the tempo and can run the football effectively, balancing out its explosive passing game. The Patriots are 0-4 in games in which they failed to rush for 100 yards as a team, despite the fact that QB Tom Brady threw for more than 372 yards on average in those losses.
Huddle Up: The 0-4 stat speaks volumes, and Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead -- or even all 3 -- figure to have their say if the Pats are going to end their 8-year Lombardi Trophy drought.
Posted: 1/13/2013 10:27pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady picked up his 17th career playoff victory in the AFC Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Jan. 13. As such, he broke a tie with former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana for the NFL all-time mark for postseason victories.
Huddle Up: Ho hum: Another win and another record for Brady, who now is 2 wins away from a fourth Super Bowl crown, which would break another tie with Montana.
Posted: 12/20/2012 1:59pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: See, no worries here as the veteran QB was given a late-season break from practice Wednesday.
Posted: 12/19/2012 11:04pm et
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: We've heard nothing to believe that Brady's absence is anything more than a early-week practice break for a vet late in the season.
Posted: 12/13/2012 1:26pm et
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady credits the team's running game for their ability to be an explosive offense this season. With the threat of a solid run game, Brady has been able to exploit defenses through the air with playaction. 'I think for the most part when you play-action pass, you better be able to run the ball,' Brady said when asked about the variables that go into a successful play-fake. 'That's the most important thing. The threat of handing off the ball ... if we run the ball for 150 yards a game, it's hard for teams not to think about stopping our run game. That's what makes us an effective offense. If you hand it off and gain two yards, the playaction pass isn't going to be very good.'
Huddle Up: Brady worked the pay-action fakes to perfection this past Monday night, burning the Texans for 296 passing yards and 4 TDs overall. The Pats also ran for 136 yards in the game -- led by Stevan Ridley's 72 yards and a TD on 18 carries -- keeping the Houston D guessing all game.