Making the Case: Why Tom Brady Won’t Be Tom Brady in 2009

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Published: March 21, 2009

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... from 2007. But then, the team took a unexpected blow. Tom Brady tears both his ACL and MCL in his left knee in the first game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Thanks Bernard Pollard.

To my point, no player has ever returned to their peak after getting the surgery to repair it. To make matters worse, the knee was infected due to the surgery. Tom Brady says he'll be 100 percent by training camp, but I beg to differ.

For those who are going to bring up Philip Rivers and his torn ACL, here's what I say to you. Did Philip tear both his MCL and ACL? I think not. Did Philip get tackled awkwardly like Pollard did to Brady? I think not.

Did Philip have a LT? Yes, he did. Did Brady have a LT? No, I think not.

Brady and Rivers are two completely different stories. Although I wonder, if Brady was in Rivers shoes, what Brady would have done and would I even need to make this argument?

Some players that have had this type of surgery and...

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