There’s a good article on the subject by Tony Massarotti…. in the Boston Globe. Check it out:
Though the reports haven’t yet confirmed the initial diagnosis, it appears that the Pats will have to do without the services of Tom Brady this season. I was watching NBC news and I agree with the sportscaster who said that it is bad news not just for the Patriots but for all of football. Brady was a fierce competitor and he will be missed. However, I don’t think you can write off the Patriots just yet. The Patriots’ success is based on Belichick’s system and , while Brady was a large part of the system, he was still only one part. The Patriots are loaded with talent at every position and , while I don’t like Belichick, he is the best coach in the NFL ( even without the videos of the other team’s practices!). Besides, he has been through all this before. In 1990, Phil Sims went down with an injury and long time back-up Jeff Hostetler stepped up and took the Giants to a Super Bowl victory. Also, let’s not forget 2001 when Tom Brady came out of nowhere and , along with Belichick, led the Pats to victory in the SuperBowl. In 2008, Matt Cassel might yet do the same for the Pats. I agree with the 55% of Globe readers who felt that this was not the end of the Patriots 2008 season. I think the Pats will make the playoffs but it is far too early to predict how far they will go. Don’t count them out.