One way to do that would be to put pressure on Brady like the Panthers, and every other team this season, did.
The AC joint sprain Brady suffered October 1 and aggravated October 5 is being as mild. "I'm not anxious about it".
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered an AC joint sprain in his left, non-throwing shoulder, an MRI confirmed on Tuesday. In his history, he has gone 23-7 against his AFC East foe, looking to extend that record on Sunday as New England battles the 3-2 Jets for first place in the division. "Don't worry about me, I'll be there". He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time. But he says it's just the typical bumps and bruises all players pick up this time of year.
"I'll be there Sunday", Brady said.
What might be of more concern is the pace at which he is enduring sacks.
Brady has taken 16 sacks this year - already one more than he took all of last season.
"I'm good. Not anxious about it". That came in 2008 when he tore his ACL in the season opener.
"I love that group up front", he continued. "But it's something that we're going to have to keep challenging ourselves. That's where it's at".
Brady was suspended four games to start the 2016 season, and his legacy will now forever be subject to hate from his critics.
"You've got to play the game on your terms", he said. They can't sack you if you're handing the ball off.
Needless to say, there's no real reason to be concerned over this latest injury. "We all want to do a better job, we all want to play better".
Should Brady not play on Sunday, New England has backup Jimmy Garoppolo at the ready. Limited participants were CB Juston Burris (foot), DE Kony Ealy (shoulder), RB Matt Forte (knee, toe), CB Darryl Roberts (hamstring).