|Posted by Radatz on January 19, 2018 at 2:15 PM|
The last few days have oddsmakers scrambling. Tom Brady's name has appeared (again) in Drudge headlines, and that's the most-read news source on Earth. I alway wondered what it felt like to be a Yankees fan in the '50s. Now I know. Mantle hurt his what?
JAX@NE: I am curious yellow. I just heard Brady's media stint live. It was short. When asked about his status Sunday, these were his words: "We'll see." Asked if this injury were more mobility or pain management, he said "They're all different." He wore gloves. Obviously this has become the headline-grabber. Is it the NFL making what projected as its least-interesting game (note the scheduling) must-see TV? Is it NE baiting Jacksonville? No and no. Why? Because they never do that. Nor do they tell you anything, which is what Brady did. He was seen to make a fist in early practice today, which would indicate his thumb isn't immobilized. Zolak, local radio analyst who backed up Bledsoe, suggests he's got stitches and you're told not to move the stitched hand for 4 days. So what happens in this game? We'll see. No Garoppolo. Hey, Hoyer went 10-6 in Cleveland. Do I really have to pick under these circumstances? Of course I do. New England.
MIN@PHI: Everyone seems to like the Vikes. I'm not so sure. Case has been good, but every time I see him play he seems to thrive on lobs. My guess is that Schwartz' boys will make his day more difficult than the vaunted Minnesota defense will make Foles'. I keep waiting for some shoe or other to drop. I think it may happen this weekend. Nobody's going to swing and miss at Diggs this week. On the other side, Ajayi doesn't look like Jim Brown. It's on Foles. And Schwartz. And Frank Reich. Case has played almost all year and is what he is. Foles still has potential upside (note last week's RPO tactics) Home team. Yup.
Second-hand update, FWIW: Brady has been listed as 'questionable'. A couple of sources, local and national, have reported he was at practice ('limited') and was seen throwing the ball 'well'. The main concern now at least appears focused on a helmet-induced laceration requiring stitches as supposed details trickle out. The owner of said helmet is the best-kept secret since Rudolf Hess.
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