What a difference six months makes. Back in February, cornerback Darrelle Revis won his first Super Bowl with quarterback Tom Brady at the helm. Now he’s basically telling Brady to sit down and shut up. CSNNE is reporting that Revis had this to say about the whole debacle that has been Deflategate:
"“I think it’s dragged a little bit too far. It’s a little bit too much. I feel that he got the suspension, the four games and you know, live with it. I don’t know all the information. I don’t know everything about the whole situation. Tom is a competitor. I know he wants to win and it’s unfortunate what is going on right now with the situation.”"
Talk about biting the hand that feeds. I think the most preposterous thing about his comments is the fact that Revis is spouting off quotes while acknowledging that he is not getting the full story. The way that people have made snap judgments about the whole issue of whether the footballs were or were not deflated, or the did he/did he not cooperate issues are how we got into all this mess to start with.
For example, those who work within the league, like NFL Senior V.P. Dave Gardi, have said that the footballs used in the AFC Championship Game were measured at 10.1 PSI, even though it’s now come to light that no one knows how Gardi reached that conclusion.
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Full disclosure, if we’re talking in Ted Wells terms, I honestly thought the Patriots originally had ‘more probably than not’ done something wrong on that rainy day at Gillette. The way that the league had spun the story, I immediately thought that this was going to be another non-competitive issue like Spygate. A crime that did not affect the outcome of games, but led fans of other teams to brand New England ‘cheaters.’
But the NFL has outdone itself with exonerating the Patriots of any wrongdoing. Goodell and his cohorts have time and time again over the course of this investigation proven that they are liars who are out to get New England to please owners like the Ravens’ Steve Biscotti and the Colts’ Jim Irsay, who want the Pats punished for something, anything. With the court hearing currently going on, the league is showing it is full of incompetent buffoons who are not worthy to run a multi-billion dollar industry.
Although, who knows. Maybe Revis is just sore that New England denied his mother entry into their Super Bowl party.