According to Michael Silver at Yahoo! Sports, Tom Brady is out for the 2008 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The injury happened in the 1st quarter of the Patriots' season opener on Sunday. Bernanrd Pollard hit Brady's knee after being blocked to the ground. Pollard did not think it was a dirty play and immediately apologized shortly after the play, but said that Brady was unable hear Pollard because Brady was screaming too loud in pain. That explanation was not enough for Randy Moss though, who made these comments during his post-game interview.
"I don't really want to get into it, but me personally, I think it was dirty," he said.
"Like I said, I didn't really see anything; I was running down the field. When I came back in [and watched it], it looked dirty to me. I've never been a dirty player. I honestly don't even know how to play dirty. I just play the game. Any time you see something like that, that looks foul, it looks dirty, it opens your eyes. So, me personally, it looked dirty."
Where does this leave the Patriots? Does Matt Cassell drop the clipboard and pull a Tom Brady by taking over a Patriots team and lead them to a Super Bowl? Only time will tell, but according to Al Michaels during the Sunday Night Football game on NBC, the Patriots have scheduled to bring Chris Simms in for a physical on Monday. Let the quarterback controversy begin with the team that we least expected to have one heading into the season. What else is new with the NFL.