Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 11/23/11
After the way the Patriots started on Sunday, the focus shifted to why the team has continued to start slowly. No doubt, as we head down to Gillette Stadium, that will be an item to discuss today. In this morning’s Boston Herald, perhaps we found as good an explanation as any. Colleague Karen Guregian talked with QB Tom Brady’s mechanical guru Tom Martinez, who discussed that Brady is throwing through some pain in his throwing arm now. Yes, the same one we mentioned weeks ago. And yes, this could be why he starts tentatively. “I think it does take him a while to get warmed up,” Martinez said. “He’s kind of holding back a little bit on some of the throws,” Martinez said. “It’s like sticking your hand in hot water. You know you’ve got to do it. You don’t want to do it. You stay away from it as long as you can, but you know you need to. Sooner or later, you’ve got to stick it in there. You know it’s going to hurt. You know it’s too hot. And yet you’ve got to do it if you want to win
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