Last night’s game featured a problem with New England’s back-up extra point holder. Ryan Allen (punter) got hurt on the safety and was unavailable in the 4thquarter. (NE went for 2 on their 3rdquarter TD). With Ryan Mallett, wide receivers, and other ‘hands’ type players on the bench, in steps Tom Brady to hold. This was the first time he held for an extra point since college.
This says a lot about the guy. Big game, certainly a must win, but a chance to get injured. All he needed was a knucklehead Colt with a chip on his shoulder, willing to risk a 15 yard penalty, to come crashing into Tom on a “PAT block” attempt. Tom came out for a second hold after the game was in hand. Leading by example or what!
P.S. – Ryan Mallett is rumored to be on the trading block.