Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tom Brady Out For the Year?

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a torn ACL in today's game against the Kansas City Chiefs and is likely gone for the remainder of the season. Brady was injured when safety Bernard Pollard inadvertently rolled over Brady's leg following a throw to Randy Moss. This is devastating news for the Patriots and their fans. With backup Matt Cassel in, New England struggled against a lowly Chiefs team and had to put up a last-minute goal-line stand to squeeze out a 17-10 victory.
Assuming against a miraculous return from injury by Brady, the Pats are in serious trouble in their quest to return to the Super Bowl. New England is probably not even the best team in the NFC East right now, given Buffalo's resounding victory this morning over Seattle.
From a fantasy standpoint, Brady's injury diminishes the values of receivers Moss and Wes Welker. However, running back Laurence Maroney should see an increase in carries, and in turn improved statistics.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

ahh this is gunna hurt sooo bad for the pats. (i'm from NE).