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The contrast in the New England Patriots' preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles was striking.
Quarterback Tom Brady played the first 16 offensive snaps and the offense looked pretty similar to what we've seen in recent years. There might have been new faces in various spots but it was the same explosive results.
When No. 2 signal-caller Ryan Mallett came on for the next 25 offensive snaps the majority of plays looked the same. At 6-foot-6 and listed at 245 pounds Mallett has a cannon of a right arm and is more of a pure pocket passer.
Then there was Tim Tebow. After running a few conventional plays in the two-minute offense with little success the Patriots reshaped their attack for Tebow. All of a sudden there was a full-house backfield on one snap. Some plays with option-based concepts were run. At one point a receiver motioned into the backfield.
It was the type of stuff that one would never see with Brady or even Mallett in the game. Now we know why.
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Don't mind Tom Brady, he's just creeping on a Patriots' sideline girl in this video.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left today's practice early with an unknown knee injury, according to Greg A. Bedard of The Monday Morning Quarterback.
Brady leaving practice after conferring with Belichick and McDaniels. Wise move
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) August 14, 2013
Earlier in today's session, Brady grabbed his left knee, the one that ended his...
Tom Brady left Wednesday's practice with what appeared to be a knee injury. In this video you can see Adrian Clayborn shove Nate Solder into Brady, causing him to go down.
The following information is info that we've gathered from sources.
Adrian Clayborn was bull rushing Nate Solder on a play. Solder lost his balance and fell into Tom Brady's knee. Tom Brady went down and grabbed his knee before getting up under his own power. He limped off the field and sat out a play before returning to the field and finishing the drill. After throwing...
After Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left the field during today’s practice with the Buccaneers after injuring his left knee, we found out that Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn bull rushed New England offensive tackle nate Solder and knocked him into Brady.
It was clearly an accident, but Clayborn was interrogated by the media after practice.
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