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Tom Brady: Amazing how Patriots handle adversity

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots plays catch with head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines before a game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) Getty Images

Tom Brady has been involved in plenty of games over the years that have seen him and the Patriots rally to win games despite missing players from the lineup that many would have called crucial to their chances of coming out on top.

Being in the middle of wins under those conditions is different than being one of those conditions, something Brady is getting to experience this year while he serves his four-game suspension. He’s watched the Patriots for two weeks and seen them win twice without their quarterback, tight end Rob Gronkowski and other pieces, something that’s left an impression familiar to those who have watched the team over the Bill Belichick years.

“I was hoping to gain a little different perspective, and I think I have,” Brady said on Westwood One Radio, via ESPN.com. “It’s amazing the way our team responds to adversity and the way our coaches prepare us for all these different situations that we face. I’m just proud of the guys for how hard they’re working. You can see it on TV, and obviously it’s really paying off. It’s great to be a fan of the Patriots and it’s really great to be a player on the Patriots. I definitely have gained that perspective, and hopefully we get to 3-0 on Thursday night.”

It looks like they’ll be trying to get to 3-0 with Jacoby Brissett making his first NFL start in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo. That’s the sort of thing that looks like a death knell for most teams, but the Patriots’ history says chances are that it will be hard to find too many writing them off on Thursday night against the Texans even if Julian Edelman winds up as the quarterback.

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  1. 6ball says: Sep 20, 2016 6:37 AM

    .
    After a while there’s simply going to be no more rabbits left Houdini’s (Belichick’s) hat. We’re only two games into the season and the Patriots are down to their third QB. In addition they’ve also been without Dion Lewis, Gronk, Sebastian Vollmer and Rob Ninkovich, all of whom are starters.
    .

  2. grogansheroes says: Sep 20, 2016 6:37 AM

    To all the trolls, haters and losers, that cry cheaters. Don’t you think if it was true, someone, somehow would spill the beans? A disgruntled former player or coach that was cut or sent out of town. But nope, not one time.

    Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled crying.

  3. afourthlombardiforthehaters says: Sep 20, 2016 6:40 AM

    Here come the haters in 3 2 1 blast off

  4. marima07 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:40 AM

    There was no need for him to ‘be one of those conditions’ either. A phony hog-tying of the team, set up by the commissioner to level the playing field on behalf of the owners – who might have had a chance if it weren’t for those winning Patriots.

  5. mullman76 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:54 AM

    Yes, the patsies handle adversity to the tune of 4 rings.

    Yes, the majority of the fanbase are braying donkeys.

    Looking at you, flash.

    Carry on.

  6. matiberio says: Sep 20, 2016 6:57 AM

    “It’s great to be a fan of the Patriots”

  7. anpsteel says: Sep 20, 2016 7:00 AM

    Team Tool photo. Check.

  8. footballgodtb12 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:06 AM

    The worst the Pats can be is 2-2 and 1 game behind the Jets…THE WORST….Now add a Gronk and a Brady to the line up…you had your chance AFC East and wasted it

  9. hakunamangata says: Sep 20, 2016 7:20 AM

    I guess responsibility for your actions is adversity now.

  10. marcuswelby1 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:26 AM

    How many other teams could deal with this?

  11. jr4real says: Sep 20, 2016 7:32 AM

    With Cameras and air needles?

  12. theringisthething says: Sep 20, 2016 7:40 AM

    In Robert we trust, in Bill we trust, in Tom we trust. Nothing better than being a Patriots fan.

  13. rootpain says: Sep 20, 2016 7:42 AM

    Well said Tom. It’s a travesty that you and your team have been put in this situation. But it’s something beautiful to behold how well you are all handling it. Best wishes going forward.

  14. Judge Smails says: Sep 20, 2016 7:48 AM

    Handle adversity with the usual stacked deck……🙂

  15. goattoday says: Sep 20, 2016 7:57 AM

    Like it or not, it’s a well run team. Anyone who thought they’d go 0-4 was dreaming. As a Texans fan I’m kind of hoping they go 3-1. :o)

  16. bigwinintx says: Sep 20, 2016 8:01 AM

    I guess video makes you invincible.

    Does anybody REALLY believe that Bill and The Boys aren’t out there spying again?

  17. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 20, 2016 8:01 AM

    great photo guys.

    At this point as a Pats follower since before they drafted Plunkett I’m actually thanking Goodell for giving TB a rest. I’d pay cash money to see the shade of red Roger’s face must be now that he realizes the folly of Framegate.

    In 2014 I believe the Pats were 2-2 after 4 games. How’d that season end?

  18. celticsforever says: Sep 20, 2016 8:09 AM

    Goodell is likely at this moment writing up a rule that the Pats cannot use a WR as a backup qb, because it “seems silly & it is an affront to the integrity of the game”. There’s that Article 46 again!!

  19. camdenyard says: Sep 20, 2016 8:14 AM

    I have to agree. They know what buttons to push.

  20. denverdave3 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:14 AM

    This team needs a dose of humility. A three-game losing streak beginning this week, would be a good start.

    Then when it looks like they still have an outside chance of winning their division they meet the Broncos and our cheaters stomp their cheaters.

  21. plum54 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:18 AM

    If only the NFL understood 7th grade science, Tom would be playing instead of being a spectator. TB 12 is right , it is GREAT to be a Fan of the Pat’s. We in New England have been blessed to have 9 championships the past 15 years, 4 from the Pat’s, 1 each from the Bruins & Celtics and 3 from the Red Sox, (who are in first place right now).
    It’s great to be a New England sports fan.

  22. jetsclaps says: Sep 20, 2016 8:26 AM

    Cheater

  23. palewook says: Sep 20, 2016 8:29 AM

    When you cheat, adversity tends to be less of an issue..

  24. elyasm says: Sep 20, 2016 8:32 AM

    I love me some Tom Brady super hardcore, but those lips…

    Do you guys deliberately look for the least flattering picture you can find?

  25. polegojim says: Sep 20, 2016 8:32 AM

    Say what you want…

    Patriots coaching staff is the real deal. That’s what top quality Coaching does.

    No way to argue the facts.

  26. rideforjesus says: Sep 20, 2016 8:34 AM

    Patriots… the team others hate due to envy.

    I can live with that.

  27. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Sep 20, 2016 8:49 AM

    This cheater just can’t keep his mouth shut.

  28. ariani1985 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:51 AM

    Dirty cheater!

    Baaaaaaammmmm baby!

  29. streetyson says: Sep 20, 2016 8:54 AM

    For any ignoramus, this is the first trial’s key admission:

    Judge Berman: “What evidence…on January 18?”
    NFL lawyer Nash: “No, not for that specific game.”
    Judge Berman: “The Wells report relates to only one game. There is no finding in this case that there was anything done by Mr. Brady.”

    And all the 2nd trial did was confirm that Goodell had the right to suspend Brady, it did nothing to prove Brady’s guilt.

    And in addition to the 56 proven lies told by Park Ave (eg, the 11 of 12, the k-ball switching, taking texts out of context whilst ignoring texts clearly stating Brady’s preference for 12.5psi, that the NFL actually required the ball boys to be suspended, the fakery in Wells report’s photos of the gauges to falsely make them look similar, etc, etc, – there’s now a 57th lie (or rather, one of the first 56 reintroduced):

    Talking to Matt Lauer just over a week ago, Goodell once again claimed the Wells Report was “independent”, despite this previous lie being uncovered when it was revealed that the NFL’s Pash had secretly co-authored the report (btw, in Brady’s appeal, Goodell refused to let Brady’s counsel cross-examine this hidden involvement).

  30. alcondragonblog says: Sep 20, 2016 8:55 AM

    People will always hate winners no matter who or what they are, being either a single person, a group or an organization.
    Anyone remember the Cowboys and their run? The Yankees, Redsox, the Charlestown Chiefs? Instead of hating, why not just sit back and enjoy how the winners continue to flow and always do the right thing…..You can’t bring back Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, Liberace, Tiny Tim, but yo can bring back and will bring back Tommy Brady!……………………….and when he does come back and starts to clean the clock off your team, sit back, relax and enjoy it. Just have a nice big box of tissue for all your tears! Bwahahahahahahahahahahah! Brady, Brady, Brady!!! Wooohoooooo!

  31. justafanofnfl says: Sep 20, 2016 9:01 AM

    If NE can beat Houston with a third string QB in his first year it will serve notice that they are as deep and strong as ever.

    My guess is Houston wins this one but NE has been impressive.

  32. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 20, 2016 9:05 AM

    GOAT.

    With all due respect to Bret the Hitman Hart, Brady is without a doubt, the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

    All hail the king. I ORDER all Patriot Hater to bow to their master.
    🙂

  33. savethebs says: Sep 20, 2016 9:06 AM

    I’m no fan of Brady or the Patriots. But please just shut the FFF up about the cheating & crap already. He’s being punished. It’s over. He & they are still great.

    At the same time, Patriots fans need to shut the FFF up with the constant victim complex. You guys have gotten plenty of breaks throughout this 15 year run so let it go already.

    Everyone else is tired of hearing about it.

  34. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 9:08 AM

    NE can afford to lose this game as long as they beat Buffalo. 3-1 with two division wins when Brady returns and all is right with the world.

  35. 315judman says: Sep 20, 2016 9:16 AM

    Their “amazingness” has cost them draft picks and millions of dollars… and now a qb suspension.

    yeah, man… amazing!

  36. immafubared says: Sep 20, 2016 9:18 AM

    It would be cool to see them take another SB and shove it up the commish arse

  37. 12coltsfan12 says: Sep 20, 2016 9:18 AM

    Here’s a question:

    would Luck suck w/the Pats the way he does with my colts???😥

  38. daddeeo says: Sep 20, 2016 9:30 AM

    With TB out the mark was set at taking 2 of 4. That is already accomplished. A win Thurs and or the next week is icing.

    ONTO Houston!

  39. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 20, 2016 9:40 AM

    “Like the Patriots I was able to handle adversity as well”

    -Lance Armstrong

  40. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 9:48 AM

    12coltsfan12 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 9:18 AM
    Here’s a question:

    would Luck suck w/the Pats the way he does with my colts???😥

    —————-

    MA, Luck would excel with the Pats….good coaching…..supporting cast. The real question is why would Luck even consider resigning with the Colts? He should have played out this last season and headed to Denver. Elway would have snapped him up (another Stanford guy) in a heartbeat…..

  41. trailerparkking says: Sep 20, 2016 9:52 AM

    Don’t you think if it was true, someone, somehow would spill the beans?

    Nandini and Matt Walsh say hello.

  42. trailerparkking says: Sep 20, 2016 9:53 AM

    Don’t you think if it was true, someone, somehow would spill the beans?

    Matt Walsh and Eric Mangini say Hi.

  43. xenova1 says: Sep 20, 2016 10:10 AM

    I am not a fan or hater of the Pats but I admit that Belichick is a great coach. The minor cheating charges don’t take much away from how he prepares for the week and how he coaches on game day. The cheating only gives ammo to his haters reasons to hate him more. I don’t see people hating Pete Carrol for cheating but if the Belichick got caught doing what Carrol did, haters would be calling for his head. The Pats can’t help it for being in a lame division but I bet there are conspiracies about that.

  44. julyeast says: Sep 20, 2016 10:29 AM

    so then why does the Coach cheat? and why does the QB text with ball boys and then destroy his phone. He got 4 games from trying to cheat – same thing as PED users. The sad thing is they are good enough to win without resorting to this garbage. Hopefully the Football media treats them like Mac Bonds & Sosa when it comes to HOF voting. If they don’t they are hypocrites – starting with Peter King.

  45. rideforjesus says: Sep 20, 2016 10:38 AM

    315judman says:
    Sep 20, 2016 9:16 AM

    Their “amazingness” has cost them draft picks and millions of dollars… and now a qb suspension.

    yeah, man… amazing
    —————————————————-
    In spite of trumped up wells reports… we mange to carry on.
    In spite of video taping from the wrong location we were wrong….but still carried on

  46. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 10:41 AM

    It’s a shame that Goodell Lied and Opened Up this UGLY Can of Worms……….smh………

  47. tommynatorii says: Sep 20, 2016 10:43 AM

    The Dolphins aren’t adversity, they’re creampuffs. Especially with Mr. creampuff at qb for Miami.

  48. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 20, 2016 10:47 AM

    julyeast says:
    Sep 20, 2016 10:29 AM
    so then why does the Coach cheat? and why does the QB text with ball boys and then destroy his phone. He got 4 games from trying to cheat – same thing as PED users. The sad thing is they are good enough to win without resorting to this garbage. Hopefully the Football media treats them like Mac Bonds & Sosa when it comes to HOF voting. If they don’t they are hypocrites – starting with Peter King.
    ——————
    A Straight A student will do whatever it takes to maintain the straight A’s. Some get caught cheating and some don’t. It’s a mental issue. Like most NE residents.

  49. footballfan58 says: Sep 20, 2016 10:50 AM

    315judman says:

    Their “amazingness” has cost them draft picks and millions of dollars… and now a qb suspension.

    yeah, man… amazing!
    ##########################

    Actually, you are right. They are pretty darn amazing! In spite of the lost draft picks, the millions of dollars and a QB suspension, they are still a yearly top contender for the Super Bowl.

    And look how popular they are. Most of the top ten articles on here are about the Pat’s – not your team. Reporters flock to the Pat’s to write about them, trolls live on the web to comment on them, New England has the most comments and clicks out of any other NFL team. Haven’t you figured it out yet that the more hate you spew about the Patriots, the more popular you make them?

    Yup! It is pretty amazing! This team is legendary!

  50. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 20, 2016 11:11 AM

    xenova1 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 10:10 AM

    . The Pats can’t help it for being in a lame division but I bet there are conspiracies about that.

    ——–

    where do you get your information as a basis for making that statement?

    For the three teams in each AFC division that were NOT the division winner in each year from 2002 to the present (since the league realignment), I’ve listed below the total number of in-conference wins that were non-division games. Since the Patriots have either won the division or have had the same record as the division winner but lost on tiebreaker, in the AFC East it basically amounts to the same record as what the Jets, Dolphins and Bills have done against non-division AFC opponents……in order to compare how ‘lame’ the EAST is as compared to the other 3 divisions.

    The three bottom teams in each division played a total of 252 games against the other 3 divisions in that 14 year span. Their total wins are:

    East – 118
    North – 113
    West – 110
    South – 104

    In addition, the number of times those lower three teams together in each division either won more games than lost against those same opponents, or tied wins and losses:

    East – winning record 5 times, tied record 2 times
    North – winning record 3 times, tied record 2 times
    West – winning record 4 times, tied record 2 times
    South – winning record 3 times, no tied record

    I not sure how that equates to being the weakest division, or ‘lame’ as you state it. In fact, in 2008 when the Bills were the only team in the division with a losing record at 7-9, they went 0-6 within the East but 7-3 over all other opponents, including 5-1 against non-division AFC opponents.

  51. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:25 AM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 20, 2016 9:40 AM

    “Like the Patriots I was able to handle adversity as well”

    -Lance Armstrong
    ……….

    That “joke” makes no sense. Lance denied something that happened. Patriots denied something happened and proved it didn’t happen. See the difference?

  52. truetrue85 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:26 AM

    The fact that AT WORST the Patriots will be 2-2 and 1 game behind the Jets when Brady comes back just makes me feel so sorry for fans of other teams (sans Denver). Denver and New England are the clear class of the AFC and will once again be in this thing down to the bitter end. You tried NFL, but you just can’t slow this train down. Lets go Jacoby! Get us #3!!!

  53. patsrule59 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:30 AM

    ” You guys have gotten plenty of breaks throughout this 15 year run so let it go already”

    —————————————————

    Such as?

  54. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 20, 2016 11:33 AM

    A high school QB can start with the Patriots and have success. The system is that great. Before the season started some people predicted a 0-4 start for the Patriots. It’s like they keep doubting Belichick. Well here we are sitting at 2-0 with Jimmy G. What do you have say now?

  55. daytontriangles says: Sep 20, 2016 11:36 AM

    The best part of being a Patriots fan, besides the four rings?

    The salty tears of the haters. They are like a fine wine to us, so tasty and nourishing!

  56. johnnycantread says: Sep 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    grogansheroes says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:37 AM

    To all the trolls, haters and losers, that cry cheaters. Don’t you think if it was true, someone, somehow would spill the beans? A disgruntled former player or coach that was cut or sent out of town. But nope, not one time.

    Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled crying.

    ________________________

    And yet, the Pats fans claim that the Colts did the “Suck for Luck”.
    When you think about that, you have to ask yourselves a question:

    Why would the players and coaches deliberately lay down in order to draft Luck?
    Those players and the coaches were fighting for their jobs.
    If ownership had promised to retain the coaching staff, then maybe there would have been incentive to roll over.
    But Indy cleaned house after that awful season, so that “Suck for Luck” business is just a lot of hot air blowing in off the Cape.

  57. truetrue85 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:40 AM

    johnnycantread says:
    Sep 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    grogansheroes says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:37 AM

    To all the trolls, haters and losers, that cry cheaters. Don’t you think if it was true, someone, somehow would spill the beans? A disgruntled former player or coach that was cut or sent out of town. But nope, not one time.

    Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled crying.

    ________________________

    And yet, the Pats fans claim that the Colts did the “Suck for Luck”.
    When you think about that, you have to ask yourselves a question:

    Why would the players and coaches deliberately lay down in order to draft Luck?
    Those players and the coaches were fighting for their jobs.
    If ownership had promised to retain the coaching staff, then maybe there would have been incentive to roll over.
    But Indy cleaned house after that awful season, so that “Suck for Luck” business is just a lot of hot air blowing in off the Cape.

    —————————————————-

    Nah fam, they sucked for Luck.

  58. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:41 AM

    julyeast says:
    Sep 20, 2016 10:29 AM

    so then why does the Coach cheat? and why does the QB text with ball boys and then destroy his phone. He got 4 games from trying to cheat – same thing as PED users. The sad thing is they are good enough to win without resorting to this garbage. Hopefully the Football media treats them like Mac Bonds & Sosa when it comes to HOF voting. If they don’t they are hypocrites – starting with Peter King.

    …..

    The NFL had every text between Brady and the equipment guys and Brady offered all cell data to the league at the appeal. The cell phone is not a real issue, Goodell just used it for PR. The real issue was the science, which decimated the NFL’s case and is further proven by their refusal to release Wells’ notes or the PSI results from last year. And exactly how many texts were revealed to discuss putting the balls under the legal limit? I have time, I can wait… That’s right! Zero.

  59. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:42 AM

    xenova1 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 10:10 AM

    . The Pats can’t help it for being in a lame division but I bet there are conspiracies about that.

    ….

    But the Pats have played a first place schedule for about 16 years.

  60. joecool16280 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:42 AM

    Just proves that Belichick is such a good coach that they can use any QB. Hurts me to say that cause I’m a Bill Walsh fan but I’m finally to the point where I admit that Belichick is just better do to longevity and flat out just being a step ahead of everyone else.

    Montana still better than Brady.

  61. MiamiDolphinsNation says: Sep 20, 2016 11:44 AM

    There were no Pats fans before 2001, just angry red sox fans dealing with decades of Yankee envy.😉

  62. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:45 AM

    johnnycantread says:
    Sep 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    grogansheroes says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:37 AM

    To all the trolls, haters and losers, that cry cheaters. Don’t you think if it was true, someone, somehow would spill the beans? A disgruntled former player or coach that was cut or sent out of town. But nope, not one time.

    Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled crying.

    ________________________

    And yet, the Pats fans claim that the Colts did the “Suck for Luck”.
    When you think about that, you have to ask yourselves a question:

    Why would the players and coaches deliberately lay down in order to draft Luck?
    Those players and the coaches were fighting for their jobs.
    If ownership had promised to retain the coaching staff, then maybe there would have been incentive to roll over.
    But Indy cleaned house after that awful season, so that “Suck for Luck” business is just a lot of hot air blowing in off the Cape.
    …….

    I think you think the Pats fans think about that a lot. They don’t.

  63. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:46 AM

    MiamiDolphinsNation says:
    Sep 20, 2016 11:44 AM

    There were no Pats fans before 2001, just angry red sox fans dealing with decades of Yankee envy.😉

    ……..

    Not accurate, you might be able to say before 1992, but not 2001. They were in the Super Bowl in 1996, that doesn’t make sense.

  64. veddermn8 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:49 AM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 20, 2016 10:47 AM

    A Straight A student will do whatever it takes to maintain the straight A’s. Some get caught cheating and some don’t. It’s a mental issue. Like most NE residents.
    ….

    So all straight A students are cheating? That’s your analysis? Well if they got an A in science, even if they cheated, they would have trashed the Wells report too.

  65. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:00 PM

    johnnycantread says:
    Sep 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    And yet, the Pats fans claim that the Colts did the “Suck for Luck”.
    ——————————–

    It’s not just Patriots fans. Everyone claims that, because it it true.

    Luck was the most highly regarded quarterback in years, so it makes sense.

  66. jetfanfolife says: Sep 20, 2016 12:03 PM

    Does Tom Brady always make a duck face when throwing?

    NEW ENGLAND DEFLATRIOTS!!!!

  67. firecracker87 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:09 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Sep 20, 2016 10:47 AM
    so then why does the Coach cheat? and why does the QB text with ball boys and then destroy his phone. He got 4 games from trying to cheat – same thing as PED users. The sad thing is they are good enough to win without resorting to this garbage. Hopefully the Football media treats them like Mac Bonds & Sosa when it comes to HOF voting. If they don’t they are hypocrites – starting with Peter King.

    ———————————————————————

    Don’t comment on something of which you have only a tiny fraction of information about. Its best, if you’re a fool to keep the mouth shut lest open it and remove all doubt.

    ::sigh:: Let me address each of your questions.

    so then why does the Coach cheat?

    The NFL announced they exonerated the team, Kraft, and Belichick. The real question you should have asked is why then did the NFL still fine the TEAM and take away draft picks anyway?

    and why does the QB text with ball boys and then destroy his phone

    You have the timelines all mixed up. The texts that were in question happened around April/May prior to the AFCCG and were taken way out of context (i.e. had nothing to do with footballs). It was documented by Wells himself that they told Brady they didn’t need the phone; Brady provided all the relevant texts the NFL requested and only after being told they didn’t want the phone he destroyed it (i.e. got a new phone and destroy’s old ones – you know – being a celebrity and all, especially with a model wife – its probably a good idea to destroy those devices when done with them).

    He got 4 games from trying to cheat – same thing as PED users

    It’s funny you say that. According to the rule book an equipment violation (first offense) is $6,076 and that is all. PED’s first offense is a 4 game suspension without pay. Yes, the NFL did give Brady the equivalent of a PED offense but according to the rule book that was, well….against the rules. In addition, science, judges, and even the NFL (under oath) have concluded there was no evidence Brady did anything.

    Hopefully the Football media treats them like Mac Bonds & Sosa when it comes to HOF voting. If they don’t they are hypocrites – starting with Peter King.

    Actually – hopefully the media sees it for what it really is. An attempt by the NFL to save face because it didn’t understand 7th grade science and create more parity and instead of treating Brady like Bonds or Sosa they admit he’s truly the GOAT.

    -Long time Steelers fan (I have no dog in this race but it’s fun to watch an all time great play while I still can).

  68. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:13 PM

    superpatriotsfan is the most pathetic Jets fan ever, and that is accounting for Roger Goodell and Mike Kensil.

  69. limakey says: Sep 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    The NFL had pretty much an air tight case against the Pats and Tom Brady. The NFL did their due dillgence with the science, the came to the conclusion that the balls were tampered with with a host of experiments and tests. The Pats have based their case soley on Walt Anderson’s recollection and have not produced on shred of evidence that Anderson could not have been mistaken. The NFL did a much better job on this issue. However, they also stated that they could not and would not base their final conclusion based on science alone. They had strong circumstantial evidence against the ball boys and Tom Brady. There should have been zero texts of McNally calling himself the deflator or threatening to go to ESPN. There should have been zero texts about Brady’s deflating passing rating. There should have been zero lies told by McNally, JJ and Brady. And Brady and the Pats did not fully cooperate. They were punished fair and square which is something the Pats refuse to do, play fair and square. Goodell did right by ensuring Brady knows he is not bigger than the game.

  70. plum54 says: Sep 20, 2016 5:10 PM

    Funny how 21 scientists said” it is not tampering. It is science “.
    Funny how Wells said that Tom ” cooperated fully ”
    Funny that Limey doesn’t understand 7th grade science!!
    Science PROVES there was no tampering!!

  71. limakey says: Sep 20, 2016 6:05 PM

    Plum, Brady did notcooperate fully bcause he did not turn over the requested material. That was in the Wells Report. These scientists did not testify at Brady’s hearing and conducted no experiments or tests. Just based it on Walt’s recollection. I find it very funny that you don’t even know your case. You have no defense but a recollection. Unless you can prove that human recollection trumps science. Science proves that the balls were below the legal limits. Science also proved that there were many variables involved. The science is supported by the cirumstational evidence. Your defense of your case has nothing but lies and half truths from JJ, JM and the complete and total lies of Tom Brady. He lied and got punished, get over it.

  72. limakey says: Sep 21, 2016 11:44 AM

    Ved, When Brady destroyed his cell phone, he put the final nail in his credibility coffin. He destroyed and tainted his own reputation and accomplishments. Science descimated Brady’s case. Brady based his soley on recollection, not science. You can’t have it both ways. Brady, like every team and staff member are obligated to fully cooperate in any investigation. Brady failed to do so. And while weasel later claimed it was a union move, the union never got involved with his case until after the suspension was handed down. Brady refused all union involvement. This was not a Goodell PR issue. This was a Tom Brady credibility issue. He destroyed both.

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