Not only did Tom Brady call the Jags “the biggest challenge we’ve faced all year,” but the all-world quarterback reportedly suffered an injury to his throwing hand so serious on Wednesday that he didn’t practice on Thursday.
Tom Brady jammed his throwing hand at practice after accidentally being run into, according to a source. X-rays showed no structural damage.
— Karen Guregian (@kguregian) January 17, 2018
Per league source, Tom Brady injured his right hand making a handoff at practice today. Suffered a cut but X-rays were negative. #Patriots
— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) January 18, 2018
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 18, 2018
At least, that’s what they’d want us, and the Jaguars, to believe.
We’re talking about the Patriots here. A team that placed extra thermometers in the visitors’ tunnel when the lowly New York Jets came to town in freezing temperatures this season.
Bill Belichick saw what happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who completely and publicly overlooked the Jags and got smacked in the mouth for it. Jacksonville has taken to the underdog role like an actual dog in an unmanned cheese factory.
The same isn’t happening to the Patriots, who’ve been nothing but complimentary in their comments about their upcoming opponents. Might Brady’s “injury” be a ruse designed to build up the Jaguars’ confidence and jettison their no-one-believes-in-us mentality?
We haven’t even gotten a good look at Brady’s hand. It was gloved on Thursday, when Brady took the time to pose for an “Oh man, my hand is totally hurt so I’m going to stare at it because that’s what people with hurt hands do” picture.
— Matt West (@westipix) January 18, 2018
Sorry, but until I see that baby swollen and all kinds of discolored, I’m not buying it.