I don't really know what to think tonight about the injury to Tom Brady's left knee because football is a contact sport and contact can cause injuries. However, when a 3rd year blitzing saftety of the Kansas City Chiefs named Bernard Pollard dives at Patriot QB Tom Brady's left leg after he released a throw down field (after looking at it again, the ball was released as contact happened but it doesn't change where he was hit)- you have to ask yourself - didn't the league outlaw this type of thing a few years ago? The answer - yes.
It's called the "Kimo Rule". Kimo von Oelhoffen was a player for the Steelers who dove at the leg of Carson Palmer of the Bengals. Palmer's knee was shreaded and so were the hopes of the team for the Playoffs. The NFL stepped in and said a player on Defense must take "every opportunity' to avoid hitting the QB at or below the knees when the QB is in a defenseless position looking to throw with both feet on the ground." That didn't happen with Pollard today. He crawled and dove at Pats star QB's leg. In my opinion...I agree with Randy Moss - "I think it was a dirty play"
But is that the fan in me coming out? Probably. I'm pissed off cause one player took out the star of the league. The entire AFC just became wide out because of one guy's mind cramp. Would Pollard have liked it he was in Tom's position and Tom did that to him? I seriously doubt but it's part of the game...injuries that is. Stars get hurt and you have to go on without them.
Yahoosports.com is reporting that it's a serious knee injury for Tom Brady. Last year they were 16-0 and nearly made history by winning the Super Bowl but he was injured for that big game and now injured in game 1 of the year. I'm sick. I'm stunned. I'm pissed. But it is part of football...a nasty part of the game that shows that one guy's idiot move can wreck so much.
Let's hope the Patriots can rally around Matt Cassell and play well next week at the Jets.