Patriots quarterback Tom Brady injured right (throwing) hand could affect him slightly in Sunday’s AFC championship, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source, but the hand should be OK a second unidentified source said.
The defending champion Patriots face the Jaguars at 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday (CBS) in the AFC championship, with New England going for its third Super Bowl victory in four seasons.
Veteran Brian Hoyer is the only other quarterback on the Patriots roster, so suffice it to say that anything related to Brady and his health is a topic of conversation, particularly in Boston.
Cousins went to the White House Thursday to film a commercial with noted Donald Trump impersonator John Di Domenico. Their humorous ad for Virginia-based Cyprus Air, a gas fireplace company, will run between the third and fourth quarters of Super Bowl 52.
Di Domenico, whose impersonation of the president have kept him busy the past couple of years, said the quarterback’s humble behavior surprised him.
He just walked right up, Di Domenico told the Washington Post. I’m like, ‘This guy is a multimillionaire and there’s nobody with him.’ He was really great and he really wanted to get everything right and make sure he was hitting each beat properly.
Koetter, who served as the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator prior to the team’s firing of Lovie Smith after the 2015 season, was promoted, in part, to help in the development of quarterback Jameis Winston. After back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons, Winston struggled with his game and injuries this year as the Bucs slumped to the bottom of the NFC South. Winston’s passer rating (86.1 to 96.5) has improved year over year, but the former No. 1 overall pick leads all QBs in turnovers (39) since the start of last season.