Brady accepts award, acknowledges surgery

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Brady accepts award, acknowledges surgery

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com

DALLAS - For the second time in four seasons, Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady's been voted the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year by a 50-voter panel assembled by the Associated Press. Brady, who played the 2010 season with a fracture in his right navicular bone (a foot thingy), used crutches to make his way in front of NFL Network cameras and conduct a quick interview.
During the interview, he acknowledged he had surgery on his injured foot "about 10 days ago.""Over the course of the season, a lot of players throughout the league, a lot of players on our team deal with these type of injuries," Brady said. "Part of having a little bit of mental toughness is putting those things aside and still going out and trying to perform your best each week. I have a great training staff and my friend Alex Guerrero that works with me weekly. I'm in great hands and they were able to get me out on the field feeling good and I was able to go out there and help our team win the AFC East, which we're all very proud of."Brady received 21 of the 50 first-place votes. Michael Vick of the Eagles finished second with 11 votes. Brady threw 36 touchdowns and four interceptions and set an NFL record for most consecutive pass attempts without a pick. He also won the Offensive Player of the Year award in 2007 when he threw 50 touchdowns and only eight picks. Brady's the overwhelming favorite to win the MVP award as well. That will be announced Sunday. The Coach of the Year award will be handed out Wednesday. I cast my vote for Bill Belichick but the field is loaded with excellent candidates. Tom E. Curran canbe reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Jerod Mayo has some advice for Malcolm Butler - Get insurance!

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Jerod Mayo has some advice for Malcolm Butler - Get insurance!

Mike Giardi and Jerod Mayo talk about the potential of a Patriots reunion with Darrelle Revis. Mayo thinks if he is motivated, he can still play, but that's a big IF in Jerod's mind. Plus, is Revis a sure fire Hall of Famer?

Giardi and Mayo also discuss Cyrus Jones, who had a rough rookie year for the Patriots. Jerod thinks he could make a major leap in his second season and play a huge role.

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On Malcolm Butler, Mayo has one piece of advice - stop being so emotional! He talks about how Butler has no leverage as a restricted free-agent, and the Patriots are in the right. Mayo stresses to Butler that insurance can offset any fears for playing for what he believes his market value is.

 Giardi goes 1-on-1 with Saints reporter Nick Underhill about the latest rumors from the owner's meetings regarding Malcolm Butler, and how his acquisition could prevent Drew Brees from considering going to a title contender when his contract is up in 2018.

Are the Browns ready to trade the 12th pick for Jimmy Garoppolo?

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Are the Browns ready to trade the 12th pick for Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry alongside producer Adam Hart discuss the latest news around the Patriots including whether they think the Cleveland Browns are willing to part with the 12th pick for Jimmy Garoppolo. They also dive into the what the timeline will be for the Patriots to decide on Malcolm Butler's future.

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