Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns with one interception as his Patriots defeated the Redskins, 34-27, on Sunday. After throwing the interception, Brady joined in a profanity-filled shouting match with offensive coordinator Bill O' Brien (watch it here). Maybe the two were merely venting their frustrations with New England's awful defense because the passing game appears to be the least of their worries. Brady has thrown for 4,273 yards through 13 games and is on pace to break Dan Marino's 1984 single-season passing record of 5,084 yards if Drew Brees doesn't beat him to it. This Sunday, Brady will go head-to-head with quarterback media darling Tim "he just wins games" Tebow.

Honorable Mention: Mario Manningham caught a 47-yard touchdown pass in the Giants 37-34 win over the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, but the reception was due to a blown coverage, and he later dropped what would have been the game-winning touchdown pass. So Honorable Mention goes to Charles Woodson this week, who recorded six tackles, two pass defenses and an interception, which puts him in a tie with Eric Weddle and Kyle Arrington for most INTs this season (7). His Super Bowl defending Packers remain undefeated (13-0) after a 46-13 rout of Woodson's former team, the Oakland Raiders.

Miscellaneous: Jake Long left the Miami-Philadelphia game with a lower back injury in the first quarter. The Dolphins gave up a franchise-tying nine sacks in his absence, and Coach Tony Sparano was fired after the game. Long's status for next week against the Bills is uncertain, which may end his 60 game start streak.

Martell Webb signed with the Tampa Bay practice squad late last week.

1 comment:

  1. 7 interceptions!!!!!! Dude is 35 years old...