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More Damaging Evidence Against Brady in Deflategate Case

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The cheater has come home to roost.

It’s probably best for the next 7 to 10 days if Tom Brady stayed off Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, My Space, and any other social media hot spot that the Patriots QB might like to hang out and chat at.

Now that it’s finally over and the evidence is in, Brady and the Patriots now have to face the facts – they are cheaters, pure and simple.

There’s been so much damaging evidence against Brady since the Wells Report was released, and the QB not turning over text messages that could have cleared his name basically tells you all you need to know about his character and his ego to think that he was going to escape this self-inflicted mess.

Another excellent article about Brady and the case was published today by longtime NFL writer and all around excellent spots writer Rich Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News.

His biggest gripe in the story – how long has Brady been cheating?

The story points out a rather amazing fact, about how in 2006 Brady and fellow QB Peyton Manning both lobbied and got the NFL to change rules that would allow home teams to now submit their own footballs for games – footballs that could have and likely were tampered with to the specific liking of Brady and even Manning.

Here’s the most interesting part of the article, pointing out numbers that simply can’t be denied by Brady or anyone else for that matter.

In his first five seasons as an NFL starter from 2001-05, Brady completed 61.9 percent of his passes with 123 touchdowns and 66 interceptions. He led the NFL with 28 touchdown passes in 2002 and with 4,110 passing yards in 2005. But his passer efficiency rating for those five years was only 87.4.

In the eight seasons since leading that successful lobbying effort in 2006, throwing footballs every week that were to his own personal specifications, Brady has completed 64.6 percent of his passes with 245 touchdowns and 65 interceptions. His passer efficiency rating rose dramatically to 101.5 for those eight seasons.

Brady won his first NFL MVP award in 2007 when he threw for 4,806 yards and 50 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. He also captured his first NFL passing title with a 117.2 efficiency rating. He won his second MVP award and second passing crown in 2010 when he threw for 3,900 yards with 36 touchdowns and only four interceptions. His efficiency rating was 111.0 that season. Brady then threw for a career best 5,235 yards in 2011.

How much have underinflated footballs enhanced his career? And how much has this suspension tarnished his legacy?

In other words – WOW.

Sure the Brady honks will say that the QB simply got better with time, and who is to say that’s not true. There’s a QB in Pittsburgh that is throwing the ball better than ever, and it took him a few years to go from a guy that was more known as a ‘game manager’ to a legit gunslinger that could take over games.

The issue as Gosselin brings up is the dramatic rise of positive numbers since the ball rule went into effect in 2006, and just how those deflated balls could easily be the reason behind it.

Here’s to hoping that Brady loses his appeal and has to sit for the original four games. It’s a joke that it wasn’t longer based now on everything we know, but at the same time, it’s about time that the league took a stand against a cheater who won’t play by the rules.

No matter what his name or legacy is.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. MzFranco32

    May 13, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Let’s not forget the about the Spygate debacle…I have wondered how long Belicheat was filming signals before he was caught…Those films, (which magically disappeared) certainly could have helped the Cheatriots win those first 3 SB’s…I just watched an interview of Hines Ward who mentioned that when Big Ben would call an audible, the Cheatriots knew all the calls and would move accordingly…I say that Belicheat should have been suspended for a year, just like Payton from Saints was, along with the fine…I think that both Belicheat & Shady Brady should be banned from the hall, ala Pete Rose….

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  3. Adam

    May 13, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I seem to also recall some stats regarding fumbles of players while with the Patriots. There are players who had fumble problems before they went to the Patriots, but those problems seemed to disappear when they joined the Patriots. Some of those players had suggested that it was coaching, that the coaches in New England really coached up no fumbling the ball. But that doesn’t explain why those players then seemed to forget all that coaching and then moved on to other teams and re-developed their fumbling problems again.

  4. raymond

    May 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Hey Jeff
    Last time I looked Black and Gold still have more SB’S and never had to cheat to win them.

    You probably weren’t even born when NFL had to make rule changes because Steelers were sooo good other teams just wanted to take their beating and get oughtta here. I saw it in their eyes.

    Cheatriots a disgrace to the game. Got of way to easy for more cheating. Not so funny they knew Steelers audibles in championship games.either.

    Play in a cream puff division. Guaranteed playoff home game every year anyway. Why even cheat anyway? Sad……

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