Brady has the right to have them in the lower range so that what he told the equipment guys to get them. Pretty simple. The Wells report does not even come close to refuting that case and that is why we are still where we are.
#11 | Posted by fishpaw at 2015-09-01 11:35 AM | Reply | Flag:
You're making a defense that contradicts Brady's.
Brady claims that he knows absolutely nothing about this, which is absurd.
If he were smarter, he could have defused the whole thing right away. "I like the balls at the lower end of the allowable PSI. I told the equipment guys to make sure the balls are not over inflated and that this is important to me. Yes, I did offer to sign some stuff for them if they took care of the balls for me. I never told them to do antyhing illegal and I don't believe that they did. If I'm wrong, then to the extent that I wasn't clear about what I wanted from them, I apologize for the confusion."
That's all he had to say. Instead he tried to play it off as stupidly as possible "Waaa? Footballs? Huh? I don't know anything about that."
That simply isn't believable given that he's one of the two QBs who went to the league to have the rules changed to allow teams to prep their own footballs. And given the texts that have been made public.
That said, I think he's a liar and an fool but he shouldn't be penalized much more harshly than the Chargers were for spraying balls with a sticky substance.