Mike Adams was too excited to notice anything wrong with Patriots footballs

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With Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson admitting last week that he alerted the NFL to the team’s concerns about the inflation (or lack thereof) of Patriots football before the AFC title game, it’s reasonable to conclude that the Colts became concerned in whole or in part by the inflation (or lack thereof) of the two Patriots footballs safety Mike Adams brought to the sideline after interception Tom Brady passes on November 16 in Indianapolis.

Appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Adams explained that he didn’t notice anything unusual about the footballs, because he was too excited and full of adrenaline after making the interceptions to pay attention.

Due to become a free agent, Adams said plenty of other things about his 11th NFL season, which culminated in his first Pro Bowl berth.  Regarding the divisional-round playoff game between the Colts and his most recent former team, the Broncos, Adams acknowledged that it seemed the Broncos were taking the Colts lightly.  (Last month, Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. separately made that observation on PFT Live.)

We know we’ve already pasted the code for the full video into the Rumor Mill, but I’m going to do it again because:  (1) Adams was a really good interview; and (2) it doesn’t require much effort for me to do it.  It requires even less effort for you to listen to it.

29 responses to “Mike Adams was too excited to notice anything wrong with Patriots footballs

  1. colts are going to look bad once the patriots are found to have done nothing wrong. I’d say the colts first round pick sounds good for trying to sabotage the pats

  2. This is one of the guys we should try to keep. But not overpay. Give him a 1-2 year deal in the 1-1.5 million dollar range.

    Give him an incentive to stay, but make it easy to pull him for a better option if his play starts to decline.

  3. So Grigson “alerted the NFL to the team’s concerns about the inflation (or lack thereof) of Patriots footballs before the AFC title game” and then let the Patriots score 17 points before forcing the issue – in a playoff game?? NO WAY that makes any sense whatsoever….

    It seems to me the smart thing would have been would be to force the issue after ONE offensive play by the Patriots – as that would catch them red-handed before they scored 17 points.

    I smell a rat.

  4. There was nothing wrong with the footballs- Grigson and Kensil were hatching their devious plan to frame Belichick, Brady and the Patriots because of the never ending beatings the Colts and Jets had been absorbing for years.

  5. OK, so “Mike Adams was too excited to notice anything wrong with Patriots footballs”, but has anyone else from the Colts gone on record saying that there was anything wrong with those footballs?

    With Grigson saying that they (the Colts) had ‘concerns’ about the degree of inflation of the Pats’ footballs, it would be nice to know whether he was just making this stuff up to explain his ‘concern’ during the AFCCG. If no one will go on record with specifics about why they were ‘concerned’, its hard to believe that those ‘concerns’ actually existed.

  6. Seems like a really good guy and is clearly trying to “say the right things.”

    But his defensive coaching was atrocious, and while the Colts may have beaten the Broncos, it’s never a good sign when other teams don’t take you seriously.

    The Broncos watched the Colts’ game films, saw that they’re not good, and then failed to prepare.

    Hardly a reason for the Colts to celebrate. They are a deeply flawed organization run by deeply flawed individuals.

    #ludicrous

  7. Funny thing no one seemed to notice anything except the Colts ball boy. Sounds fishy to me. They need to pull some sideline video of the Colts sideline. The Colts are up to no good.

  8. Interesting, another Colts player noticed nothing wrong with the footballs….

    Looks like an apology is in order.

  9. With Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson admitting last week that he alerted the NFL to the team’s concerns about the inflation (or lack thereof) of Patriots football before the AFC title game, it’s reasonable to conclude that the Colts became concerned in whole or in part by the inflation (or lack thereof) of the two Patriots footballs safety Mike Adams brought to the sideline after interception Tom Brady passes on November 16 in Indianapolis.

    It’s to early to read something like this…..the “interception” part just doesn’t sound right…..

  10. Hmm…. maybe those balls weren’t overly deflated after all?

    I mean, remember all those former players who came out of the woodwork and insisted those footballs would have been noticed immediately?

  11. Am I the only one that thinks this whole Wells investigation is all about the NFL figuring out how to come out not looking bad? They have rogue employees in management, game employees stealing, Colts lying and recanting. The only one innocent are the Patriots. So the league has to figure out how to punish the Patriots, but not too much to make people think they did something egregious, but enough to make the Colts and NFL employees not look too bad.

  12. A ball deflated by 1 psi has 3.5% less air in it. Or the same thing would be achieved by having the internal air temp drop by 20 degrees.

    3.5% less air? Yeah that’s worth cheating over.

  13. As a Patriots fan there is a clear difference between Colts players and Colts management.

    Players accept the fact they got beat and the Trent Richardson lovin’ trade a first rounder for him then leave him home GM cannot accept the fact.

    Neither can Harbaugh or Pagano.

  14. Neither Harbaugh nor Pagano let the air out of the Patriots footballs!!
    The Patriots cheated – the NFL is in on allowing it to happen – #PROFOOTBALLISAJOKE now.

  15. ok to all you patriot haters we are champs you are chumps you hate us cause you aint us about deflate gate if you know anything about football there are 2 refs touching every ball spotted to play don’t you think they would have noticed the difference by touching then ok enuff said colts are sore loosers and again we beat Baltimore the week before if balls were deflated think they don’t like us much they would have said something so keep crying about patriots cause its your team that sucks go patriots nation

  16. I’d like to know who sent Kravitz the “Call me. Very important!” text message 25 minutes after the AFC Championship game was finished.

    Doesn’t seem that it would be anyone with a Patriots slant, and why on earth would it be someone with a Colts’ slant so shortly after their season ended.

    It was someone with other priorities. If it was Grigson, it would be disappointing to me if I was a Colts fan.

  17. cobo123 says: Feb 25, 2015 11:51 PM

    It seems to me the smart thing would have been would be to force the issue after ONE offensive play by the Patriots – as that would catch them red-handed before they scored 17 points.

    I smell a rat.

    XLIX-()-XLIX-()-XLIX-()-XLIX-()-XLIX-()-XLIX

    i guess he didn’t want the MIGHTY PATS to score 28 points in the first half as well

  18. Facts matter.

    Neither the refs nor the players in possession of the ball reported by the Colts to be “deflated” noticed any issue prior to the ball being in the Colts’ possession.

    The Colts did not bring their concern to the ref who was in control of the games balls but rather directly to Kensil who broke NFL protocols.

    The clear intent of the Colts and Kensil was to damage the Patriots, not “level the field” for the AFCCG, which they ensured by leaking a story to individuals in the media that would run with their version of events.

    In doing so, they intentionally smeared Brady, Belichick and Kraft after being bounced by the Patriots from the playoffs for the second straight year in a blowout.

  19. Is Irsay in Witness Protection. There have been more sightings of Bigfoot since the AFCCG.

    Hey Grigson, nice job; instead of fans talking about Luck they are talking about you.

  20. I like the argument that air was added during halftime and the footballs remained at the same PSI. Well yeah, duh, they put 50* air in them.

  21. “cobo123 says:
    Feb 25, 2015 11:51 PM
    So Grigson “alerted the NFL to the team’s concerns about the inflation (or lack thereof) of Patriots footballs before the AFC title game” and then let the Patriots score 17 points before forcing the issue – in a playoff game?? NO WAY that makes any sense whatsoever….

    It seems to me the smart thing would have been would be to force the issue after ONE offensive play by the Patriots – as that would catch them red-handed before they scored 17 points.

    I smell a rat.”

    You’re talking about the Colts, I believe that smell is horse doo doo.

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