Tom Brady is human after all. He stubs his toe on the dresser in the morning just like you and me. Well, in this case, he cut his hand with scissors before New England’s second preseason game, in which he was supposed to start at quarterback.
Fine, Brady’s injury didn’t occur during “normal” circumstances. The point is, Tom Brady makes silly mistakes and actually feels pain, believe it or not. And just like plenty of regular people, Brady used a loud expletive while expressing his mortality.
“I let out a pretty loud word I wouldn’t repeat in front of my kids,” Brady said when asked how he reacted to cutting his hand last week. “Couldn’t believe it, then I went and got it checked out.”
This mishap will be laughed about in the long run and probably forgotten once the season begins. But, New England’s second preseason contest was probably Brady’s final opportunity to get some playing time before serving his four-game suspension.
The Patriots will likely give Jimmy Garoppolo the bulk of the reps in the annual dress rehearsal, and there’s no chance Brady plays in the fourth and final preseason game. It might not matter though. Brady is 39 years old, he’s long mastered the offense and has chemistry with just about every weapon out there, other than maybe new tight end Martellus Bennett.
” I don’t think about that stuff too much,” Brady said. “I’m a pretty positive person. I just focus on, you know, I was trying to do everything I could to get ready to play and then finally, the QBs ran out for warmups and it was like, ‘all right I’m not playing.’ A bummer I couldn’t be out there with my teammates.”
The good news for the Patriots is, Brady will be proceeding with caution for the immediate future.
“I’m glad it wasn’t the regular season,” Brady said. “I learned from it and hopefully won’t be operating any more scissors for a while.”