DATELINE: Bledsoe to the Rescue
When the New England Patriots quarterback shows up at a press conference wearing a catcher’s mitt, you know Tom Brady has turned into Tom-tom Thumb.
Yup, Tom Brady wore garish red gloves to his press conference this week—and refused to talk about why he had to wear his golf gloves indoors.
Nor would he confirm whether x-rays revealed he was an X-man.
If you own the Patriots, you may want to call in the reserves, the cavalry, or anyone who can help.
With all the drama and Theater of the Absurd and Tom Brady standing up in front of the press indoors wearing red gloves like he was serving dinner at a picnic, people are in a panic.
So, it is only natural that owner Robert Kraft went to an extreme to find “player insurance” in the form of former Patriot quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Drew drew the short straw to return to Boston for the game against the Jags under the pretext of being an honorary captain.
Drew Bledsoe once was the mentor to Tom Brady until Tom replaced him at about 20 years ago.
Bledsoe admitted that he has a few plays left left “in the tank.” Living in Oregon in a winery he owns, Drew may have seen one too many grapes, sour and otherwise.
We can’t tell you how relieved we are to hear that 45-year-old Drew Bledsoe can still play. Brady told everyone he will play at that age too, just not this week.
Drew has reached the age Brady expects to toss footballs down the road.
Though good-looking Drew may allegedly be coming to Foxborough just a flip a coin for the pregame, Bledsoe could step in in a pinch if Tom’s catcher’s mitt just isn’t comfortable enough to toss for a couple touchdowns.