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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
Brady- possibly done for year? (sports.yahoo.com)

The dreaded words "ACL tear" come up in that article, it's not sounding good.

Maybe Culpepper retired too soon? Could it be Jared Lorenzen's chance to shine and wrestle the starting job away from Matt Cassel? Will Belichick finally have to admit that a player is definitely out? This all makes the AFC East a whole lot more interesting, if it's true.



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I fear the worst. I had such a bad feeling going in about the lack of backups, now I get to realize those fears. This sucks. Get well, get well soon ...

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.88
I like Brady and don't wish harm on him, but it would be kind of funny if Matt Cassel came in and "Drew Bledsoe'd" the starting job.



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Or maybe a certain receantly retired QB hooks up with his old buddy Moss one more time.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
I seriously thought the Patriots would be the ones to break the trend of Super Bowl runner-ups fading into futility the next season. Then this happens. The trend continues.

Meanwhile, Brett Favre's lighting it up in New York. I really, REALLY don't like where this is going.




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Ok, It's clear that the Madden Curse* has now become sentient. Brady was poised to have another 50+ touchdown season, and would've been on the cover of MADDEN ONE-OH. The curse, complete with its own little digital Chris Mortensen to determine exactly Tom Brady was at his most vulnerable, has now traveled back in time Terminator-style to voodoo Brady at the worst possible time ever.

...of course by taking out Brady, the curse didn't realize that he'd be creating a paradox. For if you come to curse the thing that you've come to curse, then there would have never been a cover and thus no reason or ability to go back in time in the first place.

World's existence, you've been Madden cursed.

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    Originally posted by It's False
    Meanwhile, Brett Favre's lighting it up in New York. I really, REALLY don't like where this is going.
Wait, did you watch that game? Miami almost WON that thing because Nugent somehow managed to bruise his own thigh. (Poor Chad!)

I mean, I (think I) still love Brett and all, but even his first "big pass" was hung way up there such that Cotchery had to wait for it - good thing he was so way open...almost so open that MANY QBs could have had that one.

Now granted, that *second* TD on 4th and no kicker was LUCKY - aka "typical Favre." ;-)



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    Originally posted by It's False
    I seriously thought the Patriots would be the ones to break the trend of Super Bowl runner-ups fading into futility the next season. Then this happens. The trend continues.

You know, they did sort of win the game anyway, and Cassel didn't look half bad. So I'm not sure if any trend has continued just yet.

Of course, this was against the Chiefs, so...

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    Originally posted by It's False
    I seriously thought the Patriots would be the ones to break the trend of Super Bowl runner-ups fading into futility the next season. Then this happens. The trend continues.


I'd have thought the same thing when Bledsoe got hurt and they brought the guy who never played in. You know how THAT turned out.

Still, what a shitty football weekend.



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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by It's False
      Meanwhile, Brett Favre's lighting it up in New York. I really, REALLY don't like where this is going.
    Wait, did you watch that game? Miami almost WON that thing because Nugent somehow managed to bruise his own thigh. (Poor Chad!)

    I mean, I (think I) still love Brett and all, but even his first "big pass" was hung way up there such that Cotchery had to wait for it - good thing he was so way open...almost so open that MANY QBs could have had that one.

    Now granted, that *second* TD on 4th and no kicker was LUCKY - aka "typical Favre." ;-)


Seconded. Favre wasn't even the best QB in his timezone, McNabb was. 160+ yards and 2 TD passes was even considered 'pedestrian' by CBS (although I know I couldn't do that). Still nice to see the Jets win, though I'm really uncertain it was even a strong win considering the name Miami has made for itself in recent years, and the Jets defense flat out palls in comparison to the cross-town ballclub (cross-the-hall?). Although, beating Miami was too sweet, and I'll bet on Favre's luck in liew of Pennington's arm ten times out of ten.

As far as Brady getting hurt, well, it's a shame the Jets didn't get the bragging rights. Not that I think athletes getting hurt is a good notion, best wishes to the man, but the Patriots getting a big time blow dealt to them is priceless.

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There's a story... of a man named Brady... who has shot my fantasy team all to hell now. Cassell may be a good QB, but I'm sure other teams smell blood now. They're going to force him to be a big-time playmaker like Brady by stuffing the run game, which I think is a bit overrated. The Patriots are still the team to beat in the AFC East, but they are definitely not the juggernaut of last year anymore.

As for Favre, it's a good start, but it's against the dolphins. I still don't the Jets are that improved enough to take advantage and win the division. The Bills, IMO, are the ones to watch. No one is talking much about it, but they look really good in dismantling a quality playoff team in the Seahawks 34-10.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.82
Bob Costas was acting like the president had been assassinated when talking about this injury.

AS a giants fan, all I can say is "how nice".
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What shitty news. Brady has managed the not altogether easy feat of being almost monotonously awesome whilst remaining pretty likeable (to me anyways).

And now we can expect the Jets to have at least an outside shot at the East so we'll get EVEN MORE coverage of Brett Favre.

I don't buy the end of the world (or at least any shot of the playoffs) prognosis for the Pats though. It's not like they suddenly don't the best receiver in the league. Or one of the best coaching staffs. Or a really really good O-line.

Their schedule this year also looks decidedly piss-easy. Rams, 9ers, Cardinals, Raiders and of course they get to play the Dolphins twice.

I'd have the Pats as slight favourites for the division followed by the Bills.

In happier news I feel an unhealthy amount of love for little Desean Jackson right now, although I suspect by the end of the year "it was only the Rams" may be one of the most oft-used phrases in football.
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Bob Costas was acting like the president had been assassinated when talking about this injury.







If that had been the case, you wouldn't have been able to hear Costas over Olbermann singing his rendition of Celebration.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.54
Brady, Vince Young, Jeff Garcia all go down Week 1. Did I miss anybody else?

Maybe a little ironic when you consider what Daunte Culpepper was talking about as he "retired":

    "Since the beginning of training camp, I was told my opportunity would come when a quarterback gets hurt. I cannot remember the last time so many quarterbacks have been injured during the preseason," Culpepper said. "I have been strongly encouraged from family, friends and league personnel to continue to be patient and wait for an inevitable injury to one of the starting quarterbacks in the league.

    "I would rather shut the door to such 'opportunity' than continue to wait for one of my fellow quarterbacks to suffer a serious injury."


Not that I necessarily think Culpepper is a good fit for any of those teams and/or that he's the best option available, but there's no rule that says you can't retire and then unretire a few days later...

- StingArmy

(edited by StingArmy on 8.9.08 1557)
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Well, Culpepper has no one to blame but himself for being 'denied' his opportunity. The facts are that he has never fully recovered from his knee injury plus his leadership and personality has been questioned over the years (the party boat incident, being his own agent, chewing out the fin fans for booing him, etc.). You know you're a crappy QB if you're getting dumped by the Dolphins AND Raiders, two teams that are desperate for anyone to be in that position for the past couple of years.



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I really hate the Patriots but I feel bad here. I wanted to see if the Jets could beat a healthy Pats team and now that is ruined. Hope he recovers well from the injury, I tore my ACL in 8th grade and it SUCKS.

Seriously, what other options do the Patriots have now? Cassel at least started the preseason, and looked okay in week 1, but that's the preseason and Kansas City which is like an extended preseason at this point.

I was definitely thinking Culpepper, but seriously, who else is out there? Jake Plummer?



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Between this and Indy's flat performance last night, it almost seems like the Indy-NE stalemate over the conference might be lifted. The Bills and the Jaguars certainly seem primed for this.

    Originally posted by dMr
    In happier news I feel an unhealthy amount of love for little Desean Jackson right now, although I suspect by the end of the year "it was only the Rams" may be one of the most oft-used phrases in football.


This game reminded me of the 2006 opener vs. the Texans. A strong win and the ascent of a wide receiver (Stallworth) only to lead to an ultimately wasted season.



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    Originally posted by dMr
    In happier news I feel an unhealthy amount of love for little Desean Jackson right now, although I suspect by the end of the year "it was only the Rams" may be one of the most oft-used phrases in football.


Producing the game at a Rams radio affiliate, I got to listen to their gem of a postgame, which started off with:

    Originally posted by Scott Warman, Postgame Host on Rams Radio, paraphrased
    This is the most embarrassing loss in the history of Saint Louis football, including the Cardinals.


and continued with...

    Originally posted by John Hadley, Rams analyst and all around waste of space, paraphrased
    If the Rams show this much passion next week against the Giants, Scott Linehan and all his coaches should be fired immediately after the game.


I've never heard such a negative postgame analysis. The first caller predicted that the Rams would make the playoffs this year and I feared for the man's life.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97

I just heard Mort refer to Brady as "a living legend."



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