Deflategate. Remember that? If you don’t, I’ll refresh your memory. Deflategate began after last year’s AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. It was a one-sided affair as the Patriots would go onto win the game 45-7 and represent the AFC in Super Bowl 49 where they would go on to win the big game for the first time in ten seasons with a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Prior to the Super Bowl last year, reports came out that the Patriots were using underinflated footballs against the Colts and when I first heard of this accusation, I laughed because the Patriots could’ve defeated the Colts with beach balls in that game and they still would’ve won the game and the only thing that was deflated in that game was the Colts confidence. The Wells report was done during the offseason last year and on May 11th, Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games for knowing about it. A few months later before the season started, Brady won his appeal and the four-game suspension was upheld and he was able to play. Today, the original four-game suspension was reinstated for the future hall of famer.
I’m very confused as to why this is coming up again. We don’t have the proof that this actually happened and how do we know he was behind this? He cooperated with everybody and worked hard to win that appeal so that he could get back on the field and do what he loves to do and that’s play football. How can they do this unless they have information available to them that they didn’t have before? The league and its priorities aren’t on the same page because they’ve made it such a big deal to make sure that they sack Tom Brady for knowing about the amount of air in the football but Greg Hardy is on television smiling and claiming he didn’t hit a woman or put his hands on one the incorrect way, doesn’t seem fair right?
I think the Patriots will be fine for the first four games without number 12. They face Arizona to open the season and then they have three straight home games against Miami, Houston and Buffalo then he would return. Jimmy Garrapolo will hold the fort down. When Brady does come back, the league better watch out. An angry Tom Brady is not a pleasant sight and he will be looking to tear up anything that’s in his path.