Patriots coach Bill Belichick held his regular day-after-game conference call today (4 p.m.).
Here are the parts of the call specific to Tom Brady in Q&A form:
If this were a regular-season game and you needed to fill out an injury report, would Tom be listed as probable with a right shoulder injury?
ďWell, thatís hard to say. Weíll fill that report out when it comes. Thatís happened before.Ē
What is the update with Tom today?
ďI donít really have anything to add from last night.Ē
Did Tom require x-rays to get a closer look at his shoulder?
ďIím not comfortable getting into a public diagnosis of anything. Look, we played a physical game against a very physical team. Iím sure at the end of the game a lot of guys were sore and had bumps and bruises and all that. Everybody that played in the game would fall into that category. Thatís pretty normal after a game like that.Ē
With Tom, are you saying that his shoulder is just the normal bumps and bruises from a physical game and there is nothing more than that?
ďIím saying that we made the decision to play other quarterbacks in the second half of the Washington game because we wanted to see them play. That will be the same situation going forward into the Giants game. Tom had a desire to play, but we made a football decision to play other players because I think we need to see them at that position, and make an evaluation there. Thatís what Iím saying.Ē