Brady's QB coach did not know about broken foot

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Tom Brady's long-time quarterback coach, Tom Martinez, told the Boston Herald that he couldn't tell the MVP had a broken foot.

Brady underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Martinez, who has worked with Brady since he was a teenager, said, "I didn't notice anything (mechanically), if that's what you're asking. I couldn't see anything, nothing that would tell you he had a broken foot."

The foot injury first appeared next to Brady on the injury report starting in early November through the end of the regular season, forcing Brady to miss Wednesday practices.

"I know stress fractures can be painful when they flare up. That makes what he did this year even more impressive," Martinez said.

The way we see it

The injury didn't affect Brady's season, in which he led the league in passing yards and touchdowns while setting the NFL record for most consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception. Martinez knows Brady's mechanics better than anyone, and if he couldn't notice the injury it says a lot more about Brady's MVP season.