In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss writes on Tom Brady's practice being cut short on Wednesday.
"New England Patriots followers need no reminders of how fragile things can be when it comes to NFL franchise quarterbacks. The 2008 season, when Tom Brady sustained a season-ending injury on the 15th offensive play of the opening game, will not soon be forgotten around these parts.
"Hopes can be high and then … poof! … the picture changes in an instant. For a brief moment Wednesday, the possibility of a 2008-type repeat was there for a capacity crowd at training camp to digest.
"It had been a beautiful day, the energy level from spectators high and the competition on the field between the Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers high as well, and then everything changed when Brady didn't get up after firing an incomplete pass toward the right sideline."
Reiss also digs up this quote from Brady, from 2010: "You count your blessings when you come off the field. I think you have a new appreciation when you do come off the field, win or lose. You're trying to win every time out, obviously, but I think you also pinch yourself every time you walk off the field healthy. … That's a different approach that I've taken over the years because you really never know when your last day may be."
To read the piece, CLICK HERE.