The New England Patriots have their tails in a crack along with Roger Goodel. If you don’t believe the Patriots are one of his favorite franchises, well, you’re not paying attention. This is going to be interesting and the punishment handed down could affect NFL ticket sales for years to come. The integrity of the game must be protected. Check out Troy Aikman’s thoughts here. “It’s obvious that Tom Brady had something to do with this,” Aikman said in an interview. “I know going back to when I played, they’ve loosened up the rules in terms of what each team is able to do with the footballs coming into the game. Used to, the home team provided all the balls. And now, each team brings their footballs the way they like them and break ’em in. Used to you couldn’t break them in. So for the balls to be deflated, that doesn’t happen unless the quarterback wants that to happen, I can assure you of that. Now the question becomes did Bill Belichick know about it.”
Aikman also believes the punishment should be severe, more severe than that handed down to the New Orleans Saints with little evidence in Bountygate. Will Belichick be suspended for a season? Will the Patriots be penalized draft choices? If not, some fans will believe there’s something fishy about the whole deal and that Patriots owner Kraft is too close to the commissioner.
Cowboys Get a Deal in Collins
About the 6th round of the NFL draft I started to believe my team should just gamble a draft pick and take La’ el Collins. There wasn’t much to lose. Though Collins went undrafted he didn’t waste time, reportedly signing with the Dallas Cowboys for a guaranteed contract. I believe this was one heck of a deal for the Cowboys and that Collins will eventually be a boon to Dallas. There’s some risk but at the moment it doesn’t seem to be a big one.
LeSean McCoy Just Let It Go
Bills running back LeSean McCoy is one bitter dude. After being sent to Buffalo, McCoy has lashed out at Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, claiming that Kelly is getting rid of good black players. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the NFL, winning is everything and there isn’t one coach, white or black, that wouldn’t keep a good player of high character regardless of color. The talent competition is just too intense. The numbers don’t lie either. While I understand the feeling of being sent to Buffalo may not be a good one, the facts simply don’t support the accusation.