Kraft on Brady injury: Thankfully it wasn’t as severe
Tom Brady will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game after slicing his throwing hand earlier in the week.
Speaking on NFL Network ahead of the game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft sounded confident Brady will be Brady.
Well whatever I can do, you know. In life, you know, the hardest thing is to surround yourself with quality people, even in a marriage if it’s your partner, and then having continuity, Kraft said when asked about keeping continuity. Life is difficult, especially if you’re doing things at a high level. Having continuity, keeping things going … You know that fact that Tommy and Bill Belichick and my family have been together for 18 years.
There’s a lot of strong-minded people, but when you have something good going, everybody’s got to get their egos checked in and try to hold it together.
Immediately (and understandably), thousands of index fingers extended in the direction of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. On Thursday, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn deflected blame from Sarkisian while also confirming the coordinator will return for a second season in 2018.
Placing blame on one person would be wrong in this instance, Quinn said, per the team. If this was about one person, that decision would’ve already been made.
Sarkisian returns to an offense that fell 14 places in points scored per game from 2016’s historic season to 2017, the first under the coordinator. That offense also inlcudes two talented running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, and superstar receiver Julio Jones. Oh, and we can’t forget quarterback Matt Ryan. It’s a good situation in which to work, but should be expected to be better than it was in 2017. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll be back here discussing this topic again a year from now.