Let me tell ya, Karma certainly is a bitch isn’t it?? Poor Tom Brady. I do find Matt Cassel refreshing. He’s humble, honest, and not the least bit arrogant. He really did an outstanding job filling in for Brady.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady will miss the entire NFL season with a left knee injury that will require surgery, leaving the New England Patriots without one of the game’s great quarterbacks, their Super Bowl hopes severely damaged. The 2007 NFL Most Valuable Player will be placed on injured reserve, the Patriots said Monday, one day after his knee was injured in the first quarter of a 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
A statement issued before coach Bill Belichick’s news conference said Brady will have surgery, ending his 128-game starting streak, the third longest for a quarterback.Brady left Sunday’s game against Kansas City after he was hit by Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard. Brady was not available for comment, but reports circulated around the league that he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
“We feel badly for Tom about the injury,” Belichick said while not confirming the exact injury. “You hate to see anyone go down. No one has worked harder or done more for this team than Tom has.”
Matt Cassel, who guided New England to its 20th straight regular-season win after Brady was hurt, will start Sunday at the New York Jets.
“As a team we all just have to do our jobs,” Belichick said. “That really doesn’t change.”
But Brady’s injury surely changes the complexion of the AFC, where the Patriots, winners of three Super Bowls since 2001 with Brady as their quarterback, were a strong favorite. Cassel’s first true game experience came against the Chiefs.
“I’m not trying to be Tom Brady. I’m just trying to be Matt Cassel,” he said when subbing for Brady on his regular weekly radio show. “I don’t know where that’s going to take us.”