By Sportmentary (Editor in Chief)
An MRI on Tom Brady's knee was negative. Brady is day to day now an the Pats' avoided a disastrous situation!
Should we be gearing up for Tebow time in New England this season? We might be but that's a little farfetched. Tom Brady hurt his knee during a scrimmage with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The severity of the injury is not known.
My guess is that the injury will not keep Brady out of the regular season. If it does, the Pats are in heaps of trouble. With an already depleted receiving corps, the team would be forced to turn to inexperienced quarterback Ryan Mallett or Tim Tebow. Neither scenario is ideal. It's far from ideal.
Tebow might get the nod and if that's the case Patriots fans might be seeing footballs hitting the feet of receivers or worse, passes from Tebow might not even make it within 5 years of an open receiver.
I'm a Tebow fan and believe he's a winner but I think if Tebow fans are honest with themselves they would realized that Tebow does not have the mechanics to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. I do see him being valuable at other posoitions or as a QB that comes in for certain plays in the red zone.
What else can go wrong for the Patriots? They refused to sign Wes Welker in the offseason and he's now in Denver. The patriots were forced to dump receiver Aaron Hernandez who faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted of murder.
Then there's tight end Rob Gronkowski who is injured and will not be available to start the season. His return to the lineup is not known.
Even if Tebow or Mallett had a great corps of receivers they would still have a hard time getting the ball to them. With a depleted corps, the Patriots better hope that their running game and defense are top notch and productive this season if Brady misses any games.
As mentioned earlier, I believe Tom Brady will start week 1, preventing a comedy of errors at quarterback and a revolving quarterback scenario. If Brady doesn't return, Mark Sanchez's infamous butt fumble might pale in comparison.