Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/17/13
Tom Brady's knee passed its first big test, his arm was as good as ever and his brain impressed his new top wide receiver. ''Tom's like a coach out there on the field,'' Danny Amendola said. ''He knows every intricacy of the offense.'' Brady completed his first 11 passes, six of them to Amendola, then missed on his last one in the New England Patriots' 25-21 exhibition win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. Just two days earlier, it seemed as if Brady might not play in the game - or in several of them - when he departed practice with a left knee injury. But an MRI was negative and it turned out to be just a sprain. ''We're so far past that,'' Patriots coach Bill Belichick said of the injury. ''We're way beyond that.'' Here are five things we learned from the Patriots' victory over the Buccaneers: 1. BRADY STILL HAS IT: The two-time league MVP completed 11 of 12 passes for 107 yards just 13 days after his 36th birthday. He connected on all eight of his passes in his...
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