Semi-healthy Brady, Belichick are enough


Brady wore gloves on both hands at today's practice and kept the gloves on while he spoke to the media about his status for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and their #1 ranked pass defense.

With the AFC Championship against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday rapidly approaching, the National Football League world is naturally curious about Brady's status with the Super Bowl on the line.

Asked numerous times about how his throwing hand feels after injuring it in practice on Wednesday, Brady said he wasn't there to talk about his hand. X-rays revealed no structural damage, the NFL Network reported. But he was officially listed on the practice report as limited after missing Thursday's session.

Bortles has been far too inconsistent throwing the ball to trust the Jaguars at Gillette Stadium against a seasoned team like the Patriots, even with QB Tom Brady nursing a sore throwing hand. Belichick was asked if Brady will be a gametime decision. We'll update it today, ' Belichick said at Friday's press conference.

Aside from a torn ACL injury that he suffered in the season opener of the 2008 season, Brady has proven to be quite a durable player. Hoyer does have the advantage of being a bit more mobile than Brady, and fans can expect the Jaguars to test Hoyer early if Brady is unable to play. He also answered why he was wearing gloves during the press conference, saying, "I've worn them before".

Stop if you've heard this before: Team wins divisional round game on miraculous finish, then has to go on the road to play at the No. 1 seed the following week.

All of this may have led to Brady donning gloves to hide the injury while allowing him to get used to playing with a glove on for Sunday's game. There were more Super Bowl bets on the Cleveland Browns than the Jaguars, and twice as many at some places. What are your thoughts on the quarterback situation now with Brian Hoyer?

"Tom always tends to show up in big games", Amendola said.

We'll soon find out how Brady performs, and if the Jaguars will be able to put a stop to the defending champions quest for a sixth Lombardi Trophy.

Belichick was also asked if he regretted trading former backup Jimmy Garoppolo, who went 5-0 after being traded to the San Francisco 49ers. "You know it matters, it matters".