“I knew I was going to be playing the whole time”, he said. While in concussion protocol, players are not allowed to participate in press conferences. I was just waiting for that day.
It is truly hard to pick against Tom Brady, unless he is playing in the Big Game against Eli Manning.
This Sunday sees the 52nd annual Super Bowl take place in the US. As boring as it is to have to root for the empire in New England, no self-respecting Cowboys fan wants to see Philadelphia earn their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
The Eagles might lack star power, but with quarterbacks often serving as the poster boys for a team, Nick Foles has to be considered Brady’s opposite.
“One team will have to lose and that will make me happy”, said Greg Ostrowski, a Giants fan from Brooklyn Heights. “They knew if you can get me going, I can get going”.
I’m humbled and honored to be recognized as this year’s recipient of the Associated Press MVP award. We got there, even if it just took a while.
“The plan was to obviously get cleared”, Gronkowski said.
The 66,655 capacity U.S. Bank Stadium – home to the Minnesota Vikings – is the venue for Super Bowl LII (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)Where is it being played? “But I’m really enjoying it, our team’s playing good”.
Like Brady, coach Bill Belichick left open some doubt about Gronkowski’s game-day status.
“Just gotta chill, find a way to relax, just hang out, chill with your teammates and just set your mind so you’re ready to roll on Sunday”, Gronkowski said. The Patriots quarterback is recovering from a lacerated right hand, which he injured last month. I’m having fun, the team is doing good.
“I think Tom Brady earned the right to have that be a decision he makes when he wants to make it”, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, the son of owner Robert Kraft, told NFL Network.
It was the first question put to the 40-year-old Brady at a media session, but certainly not the first time it had been asked this week.
With Gronkowski back, the Patriots are at full strength offensively.
“Definitely feel relieved just to get fully through the protocol, be fully back on the field to be back with the team”, Gronkowski said. New England posted a 35-14 win over Tennessee in the Divisional Round as Hogan had a 4-yard touchdown catch.
With the Patriots expected to have trouble running the ball against the Eagles defense, Brady will likely lean heavily on his receiving options in hopes of building an early lead and forcing Philadelphia into uncomfortable passing situations while in catch-up mode. “Eight deep. They play the run”. They strip-sack the quarterback. “They haven’t exhausted out all season”.
But there are some who believe the Eagles could surprise the Patriots, who have shown that they are not infallible despite winning five Super Bowls over the course of Brady’s career.