I'm sick. Mentally and physically sick. Minutes into the first quarter, Brady drops back and then steps up to launch a pass to Moss that was a little short. Moss moves back a bit, grabs the pass and then fumbles. But that's not the worst of it. As Brady stepped up, Morris was on top of Pollard after completing a block and Pollard went to tackle Brady and fell into his knee. You can clearly see the knee flex in a way a knee shouldn't flex. In a story from Yahoo Sports, Michael Silver reports Brady has a torn ACL and is most likely out for the season (props to BigBlueShoe for this fanpost).
First, let me say THANK YOU to all the fans, both Patriot and rival, who have dropped by to offer words of encouragement. It means a great deal to us New England fans. I don't want to sound egotistical, but the NFL is not the same without Brady. I believe he has that big of an impact on this sport.
Second, I'm sure Brady's sick over this. He's a super competitive guy and wants the ball in his hands ALL...THE...TIME. I'm sure the heartbreaking loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII left a bad taste in his mouth and he wanted to come back in 2008 and prove 2007 wasn't a fluke. But, it looks like that's not going to happen. It only takes a few seconds and BANG. Season over.
I'm waiting for official reports from the Patriots to put my stake in the ground, but things aren't looking good. If he's truly out, let's send our good thoughts his way as well as to Matt Cassel. This will be his chance to step up and show he's ready.
Have faith, my friends.