By Aaron Laskowitz
Earlier this week during a joint practice with the Buccaneers, Tom Brady went down with an injury to the knee. Many fans, teammates, and coaches were worried about Brady’s setback and how his knee was feeling.
After the first drive of the game last night, everyone’s questions were answered. Tom Brady’s knee is perfectly fine, and is arm is even better.
The Patriots edged the Bucs 25-21 Friday night in a preseason game that relieved New England fans during a nearly perfect performance by Tom Brady in the first half then scared them again with Tebow’s disgusting performance.
Tom Brady started the game off going 11-11, something he’s never done before in all of his career. His first 8 came off of an 80 yard touchdown drive. Capped off with a two point conversion from Brady to Sudfeld.
While Brady looked in mid season form Tebow looked far from mediocre. Of the seven passes Tebow threw only was completed as he threw for a total of -1 yards. To add onto that, Tim also threw an INT to add to his big collection.
Before Tebow took to the field Ryan Mallett was out there were he preformed quite well. Mallett completed 12 of 20 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown to tight end Zac Sudfeld. Mallett is showing his promising potential for the day that Brady exits to retirement.
Although that is still 5+ years away, Mallett will have time to learn more from the future Hall of Famer and perfect the flaws in his game. If not that the Patriots can raise Mallett and sell him to another team for something decent in return. Either way, Mallett has been performing above quota in these first two weeks.
Tebow has seen better days (not many though) as his form and the way he plays in the pocket is horrendous. If it were up to me, I would cut Tebow. That man should not be allowed to be on the roster for the start of the season. I haven’t seen anything that he can bring forth to the team to help them win games yet this preseason. In order for him to make that roster he needs to truly show some playing ability in week three and week four of preseason.
Brady’s future still looks brighter than every as he and Amendola are clicking smoothly and the running game has a lot of depth and a lot of skill. The defense has come together and overall created a stronger unit taking down Freeman quite a few times last night. It’ll be interesting to see how far Commander Brady can take his squad this year. My call is that they will make it to the AFC Championship again, only to fall short once again. But hey, I should be faithful in my team!!