Ever since the AFC Championship game, the Patriots have been looked at and questioned. Is their championship season tainted? What happens next? After New England’s 38 point beat down of the Colts, reports surfaced that the Patriots used under inflated footballs. There were approximately 11 under inflated footballs in the Patriots possession. At the end of the day whether the balls were inflated properly or not, that doesn’t change the results of the AFC Championship game. The Wells Report was released last Wednesday and the Patriots did indeed use under inflated footballs in that game and Tom Brady knew about what was going on. The NFL finally did what many of us were expecting: Brady has been suspended four games.
I’ve spoken about this on the radio and answered many questions. I have a lot of respect for Tom Brady. He means so much to our game and has been one of the faces of the league. The man has accomplished everything on the field. The only quarterback to start six Super Bowls, he’s won four Super Bowls, he’s flirted with perfection, he’s won two league MVP’s and he’s a lead-pipe lock for Canton when it’s all said and done. If you ask any young quarterback who they grew up watching, they’ll mention Peyton, Rodgers, Brees and Tom Brady. All those accomplishments are great but that doesn’t take away the fact he did something wrong. He touches the football more than anyone else and he clearly knew what was going on. I understand the will and desire to win in this sport but bending the rules will never help you.
I do agree with Tom being suspended. Although, I felt the suspension should have been a little bit longer. I had originally stated eight games. That’s half of the season. Also with the suspension, the Patriots were stripped of draft picks in 2016 and 2017. The NFL finally handled the situation. Now let’s all move forward from it.