Bucs QB Coach “Thought Everyone Knew” About Tom Brady’s Torn MCL

July 31st, 2021

So when did Bucs officials know that Tom Brady’s knee was all messed up and would require surgery?

Joe can’t answer that question exactly. Brady said he was dealing with the bad knee since “April, May” of 2020. But Brady has said publicly that 90 percent of what he says to football media is less than honest.

Perhaps QB Coach Clyde Christensen shed light on the truth during his visit to CBS Sports Radio this week.

Christensen was asked about the report of Brady playing all last season with a blown MCL.

“It kind of surprised me; I thought everyone knew [about Brady’s torn MCL],” Christensen said. “When I first met him, he said, ‘Hey, my knee’s not 100 percent but with the tape job and stuff I’ll make it through the season and after the season we’ll get’er fixed up.’ … He really does have a unique understanding of his body and competing and what it takes, etc., and can manage it.

“He kind of managed it. We tried to be smart. … We really didn’t modify much. We rested him like we would any veteran player at certain opportunities during the season.”

Brady’s knee is not 100 percent yet, Christensen added, “but I think he’s headed toward it.”

So when did Christensen first meet Brady and learn of the bad knee? Was he talking virtually or in person?

None of this matters now, but Joe is starting to wonder if the Patriots knew of Brady’s injury.

As for the drive within Brady, Christensen said his passion for the game is unmatched. “He tells me 20 times a week. ‘I love what I do,’ Christensen said, adding that Brady loves practice, meetings and everything football.

14 Responses to “Bucs QB Coach “Thought Everyone Knew” About Tom Brady’s Torn MCL”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    I think Arians is about 99 percent bullspit when asked about player status and anything that would leak any info about his game plan.

  2. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    To me it look like a leprechaun? Is that ok? Go Bucs!

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Joe, what is the purpose of reporting injuries publically?

    I have no idea about all the legalities concerning this subject.
    Why does it matter? Just asking.
    Obviously the betting community wants to know these things.
    But that has nothing to with a player playing in the NFL- aside from shady things.
    But for a casual fan, what is the purpose of me knowing about different injuries.
    Yes I would like to know if a player is playing, generic knowledge but concerning detailed knowledge I just do not really need to know.

    In Hockey they are always cryptic..”upper body injury” or said other ways to not specify more than they have to.

    In Hockey Tom had a “Lower Body Injury”

    We know injury reports have been used, and are most likely being used currently by some to know where they want to inflict pain on a player, or to injure more if not debilitate a player. We know of the bounties the Saints were exposed for. And really the Saints are just one of so many teams that have done these things over the years, in many different sports, let alone the NFL.

    So again what is the actual purpose of injury reports?


  4. ClodHopper Says:

    This headline made me LOL. He knows we know he’s not exactly being 100% with us and he doesn’t care and I am 100% ok with that.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Hahaha… sounds like a excuse I used in high school with my parents 😇😇😇

  6. PassingThru Says:

    The less the coaching staff talks about Brady’s MCL, the better.

  7. ManzielMadness Says:

    I know a lot of people were upset that we never reported Brady’s injury throughout the year but I’m happy BA kept it quiet. It only takes one cheap shot from a backup lineman and our SB chances are over. If I were the glazers, I’d happily pay the fine.

  8. steve gaudreau Says:

    Belichick lies about injures all. He used to put Brady and a few other players on the injury list as probable every week. It was a shoulder, knee, ankle, hand ribs or whatever he thought Brady had. It was a strategy. If you were the opposing coach you would have to plan for it and that would be a mistake because these guys would come out of gate flying. Teams were either over aggressive or lacked aggression on the “injured” player and would get burned. It’s things like that the Bill would do mentally to gain an advantage. It’s just too bad he didn’t put his faith in his QB. Our loss is obviously the Bucs gain and it shows with that gorgeous ring the team has!

  9. BillyBucoff Says:

    I really respect Patriots fans like you.
    And thanks for letting us experience greatness.

    He really is the 9th wonder of the world.

  10. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    BillyBucoff Says:
    “He really is the 9th wonder of the world.”

    What was the eighth? I must’ve missed it!

  11. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    You Know! I Know! That I’m not telling the Truth!

  12. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Brady has reportedly said the injury happened in April or May. Which was around the time he started those offsite practices.
    He also refused an exit medical exam with the Patriots. So it’s possible he had a partial tear with the Patriots. He may have hid the injury while he was courting other teams. Or he did injure it in April/May at an offsite practice. Someone isn’t telling the truth. Either the team knew or Brady hid it from them. For someone with the team to now say that everybody knew after Arian’s reportedly said the surgery it’s just to clean some stuff up. Is pretty much means everyone is full of it.

  13. sgrd0q Says:

    The kinetic chain of the throwing motion starts with the legs, but for a right handed player the right leg is behind and drives most of the force. Brady has transition to a somewhat open stance where the right leg is not that far back but even then the right leg drives. Still amazing he played well with a full tear.

  14. Crickett Baker Says:

    Great point, August, and that is extremely interesting about Belichick, Steve.