Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tom Brady Injured My Shoulder: Ed Reed

I always thought what Tom Brady did to Ed Reed in the AFC Championship game was cheap, but I didn't realize Reed had been hurt on the play as well. Reed today told a Houston sports station that the shoulder injury that has sidelined him for most of the off-season, and maybe even hastened his departure from Baltimore, was caused when he was kicked by Tom Brady. “The only play I could look at is when I got kicked by a certain quarterback,” said Reed.
Ed Reed and Tom Brady
“But even then, I played in the Super Bowl and you saw what happened there.”
Brady was running with the ball, but instead of take a hit, slide to stop the play and to stop any contact. While he was sliding, Brady clearly intentionally straightened his leg and flashed his spikes into Reed's leg and hip. In order to avoid Brady, Reed jumped over the sliding, kicking quarterback and crashed into the ground. Reed thinks he suffered a torn larbum on the play. The labrum is part of the shoulder. The refs didn't flag Brady on the play. (How much you wanna bet they would have flagged the defender if this would have happened the other way around)
Brady was fined $10,000 by the league, about the amount of money he made during the play. It's not Brady's fault that the media thinks he's a god, probably because they all want their son's to be just like him. But this play was completely unnecessary. Reed had no intention of hitting Brady. What it showed was the a-hole side of Brady, one we now can prove the media will ignore in order to keep people from seeing it.

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