You know it's been a long offseason when I'm writing about Tom Brady, but his injury status has me thinking a bit. I may be way off on this, but wouldn't it be irrelevant to compare Bradys recovering time + perfomance for the start of the '09 season to Palmer's recoving time + performance during the start of his '06 season? I could be wrong, but it seems like I've been hearing the comparisons of, "oh look how Palmer performed, it took him 8-10 weeks to start playing good the following year after he got injured so it will be the same with Brady". Ok not quite like that but you get my point. Even though Palmer injured his knee the last game of the season for his team, he started the first game the following year with a difference of a about 8 months in between. Palmer did not start playing like his usual self until say week 10 of that same year which is an additional 2 months for a total 10 months all together since his knee incident. Palmer threw for 10 tds with only 2 ints between weeks 10-13 and threw for an average of 306 yds per game during that same span in '06 the year after his serious injury. It would be well over 10 months for Brady when he makes his first start back ( about 1 year for all you geniuses) including training camp reps. Granted every player heals differently especially with this type of injury, it's not out of the question for Brady to produce at a very efficient level still. I'm really not looking for Brady to stuggle as much as say Peyton did last year to start the season. Even though Brady's injury was more serious, the timing for Manning's injury was worse when comparing the start of Manning's season last year to the start of Brady's season this year. With that said, to say Brady will compete for his '07 passing records like some "experts" have mentioned is crazy and shows how these "experts" have short memories. Manning wasn't even close to his 49 TD record the following year just because NFL teams adjust, plain and simple. I really have no conclusion so Go Colts!
Will Tom Brady be more game ready to start the season this year than Peyton Manning was in '08?
Yes (33 votes)
About the Same (20 votes)
No (22 votes)
75 total votes