Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk:
If Matt Cassel knows The Deflator, he’s not saying.
“I’m really not going to get into that,” Cassel said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “Obviously that was a league decision and it’s something that the league came down with a ruling and we’re going to go out there and play against whoever’s going to be out there on the field.”
Asked about Brady’s role in preparing game balls, Cassel chose his words carefully.
“I think it’s the same everywhere,” he said. “I think we all have a say in what balls we want and all that stuff and that’s about the extent that I’ll go into that.”
Matt Cassel is now the third QB to come out in defense of Tom Brady. Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre vouched for Tom last week. The week prior, it was San Francisco 49ers' QB Colin Kaepernick. Tom Brady may or may not want any help from Kaepernick. Colin had made light of the devastating flooding situation in the Houston area.
Caroline Sikes, The Sporting News:
Storms ripped through Texas on Monday and caused major flooding in Houston, even trapping Rockets fans in the arena after Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs. On Tuesday, Colin Kaepernick posted a photo referencing the storms, but it was not in good taste.
The 49ers quarterback captioned a picture of Houston's flooded streets saying, "I warned you the #7tormscoming !!! #Houston."
Matt Cassel is taking a stance widely assumed by the rest of the league, which is to simply ignore the problem and allow it to die a slow death. Many are pleading the fifth amendment(No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation).
I hope the trial is on the NFL Network. There is nothing better than watching four hours of afternoon television on scientific formulas under specific wind conditions being explained by some guy who is paid handsomely to talk. About a subject nobody cares about.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. .
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