New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady changed up his practice schedule on Wednesday.
Since late November, Brady has taken off every Wednesday practice due to an achilles injury. However, during Week 15, he decided to participate on Wednesday.
A logical assumption would be that he practiced because he is upset with the Patriots’ performance during a loss against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. He did not throw for a single yard in the first quarter, and tallied 2 interceptions during the game.
However, Brady has a different reason for deciding against a Wednesday off.
“Just feeling better,” Brady said during his Thursday press conference. “Just thought it’s a short week so try to get out there and practice. Like I said I take it week-to-week, and I feel really good this week. So I’m very happy about that.”
It’s good to see Brady taking on a day of practice that isn’t necessary, in preparation for one of the biggest games of the season. The winner between the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday will likely determine the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.
As long as Brady isn’t at risk of doing any further damage to that achilles, it could serve as spark of energy for the Patriots after a tough loss even if that’s not his intention.