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Patriots Equipment Manager Didn’t Deflate On His Own

Denver Broncos v New England PatriotsAccording to the Wells report, there’s no smoking gun or clear evidence that Tom Brady had his equipment manager deflate the footballs before the game.  The report does say that it’s more probable than not that Brady knew what was going on.

In my opinion, there’s no doubt that Brady knew.  There’ no way in the world that equipment assistant John Jastremski and Jim McNally, a game-day employee who serves as the officials locker room attendant, would decide to deflate the footballs on their own. Do you think these guys would put their jobs on the line by doing something they weren’t asked to do?

Check out this emails between Brady and the equipment assistant Jastremski.

9:51 a.m.: Brady texts Jastremski checking up on him. Jastremski says he’s “still nervous:”

Brady (9:51 a.m.): You good Jonny boy?

Jastremski (9:53 a.m.): Still nervous; so far so good though. I’ll be alright

Brady (9:54 a.m.): You didn’t do anything wrong bud.

Jastremski (9:55 a.m.): I know; I’ll be all good

Here are more texts later in the morning.

Jastremski (10:54 a.m.): FYI…Dave will be picking your brain later about it. He’s not accusing me, or anyone…trying to get to bottom of it. He knows it’s unrealistic you did it yourself…

Jastremski (10:55 a.m.): Just a heads up

Brady (10:59 a.m.): No worries bud. We are all good

There were more text messages and phone calls between the two.

In my time in the NFL, there were three guys on the team who always cared about the condition of the footballs.  One of those guys was the kicker.  Another of those guys was the punter.  And the number one guy, who was always obsessed with the footballs was the quarterback.  If an NFL equipment manager wants to keep his job, he knows he must keep the star quarterback happy.

I think they should suspend Brady for a couple of games and give him a stiff fine.  That’s the honorable thing to do. on Facebook

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57 Comments for “Patriots Equipment Manager Didn’t Deflate On His Own”

  1. Caught with his hand in the cookie jar. I like Brady and have much respect for what he has accomplished as a QB, but damn, this one doesn’t look good for the golden boy

  2. Damn La’el Collins meet with Jerry Jones at his private residence. If he signs with the Cowgirls they will officially have the best line in football. Doesn’t matter who is in the backfield, they will dominate again..

  3. It’s official, Dallas signs Collins to go with Gregory n their first round pick, that’s three first round picks they walk away with from this draft, unbelievable!

  4. It’s Official – A 3 Year $1.65 Million (All Guaranteed) for La’el Collins who has signed with the Cowboys and likely will be their opening Day Starting RT
    to go along with Pro-Bowl’s Guard Zak Martin, Center Trevor Frederick and LT Tyron Smith who are all under 25 Years Old …. Yikes..

  5. Who do you let go first…..Zack Martin or Trevor Frederick?

    That line wont be able to stay together for long.

    • Cowboys could Trade LT Tyrone Smith in 2 Years Time when Frederick and Martin are due big Bucks as they finish up their Rookie Deals and get High Draft Picks in Return for Tyrone Smith, then Shift La’el Collins from RT to LT
      They are stacked and a good problem to have
      Current RT Doug Free has a good size Contract and will probably be traded by the Cowboys for a Defensive Player here by Camp Time..
      I could see Cowboys Trading RT Free to the Dolphins for OLB Dion Jordan as an example or to the Colts or some other Team in need of OL…
      Cowboys Jerry Jones is going all in as their Window with Romo is not very long..

  6. Wow, so the cowboys who already have a stout o line, just bettered it, while the Eagles whose o line is in desperate need of talent and an injection of youth just twiddle their thumbs. I hate the cowboys, but I admire their go get it attitude as it relates to acquiring talent.
    Disappointed to say the least!!!

    • Had nothing to do with twiddling their thumbs. They sat in Jerrys mansion…if financial security is your main object….no other team really had a shot in this.

      • Izzell, you know what, if the Eagles were aggressive they may have had a shot, hence, twiddling their thumbs. They could have offered the man the same thing. They did not even show interest. Dallas…multiple bowls, Eagles = 0, that is the bottom line. They need to do everything they can to infuse youth and talent on the o line…nothing for 2 years. Twiddling their thumbs. We sit around and talk about culture, while our division foe gets that much stronger.

        • Our o line is not even set as Evan Mathis is telling the head coach..DEEZ… and our old rb accuses the man of racism, shit is a joke.

        • La’el went straight to the biggest cash cow in the NFL. This had nothing to do with the Eagles. This was just a guy looking for the best financial investment possible.

          If the Redskins hadnt ended up signing Scherff he would be the Redskins starting RT next year. I pretty much guarantee it.

          • I would have too, but he did not know what he was going to get from the boys til he got there. Once again, the Eagles showed no effort to acquire his services…and they have a greater need. I am not blaming Colins at all….the Eagles need to be aggressive and show initiative.

            • DeMarco Murray just said damn!!! But at least I got paid. You can’t knock the Eagles for not getting into a bidding war but you can question why not take a flier in the 6th or 7th round, but instead we draft the 56th DB on the roster and a 6’9 stiff. I would have rolled the dice on Collins and if it went left dropped his ass like a hot rock. That 7th round stiff would’ve been there as a UDFA.

              • Hac said we couldnt because the nfl set some regulations against drafting him

              • Biglion — if a NFL prospect is drafted he can choose not to sign with that team and reenter the draft the next year. If he is not drafted he cannot re-enter the draft and becomes an non drafted rookie free agent forever. La’el Collins threatened any team that drafts him after the 3rd round he will re-enter the draft in 2016. So any team that drafted Collins after the 3rd was giving him an out to at least double his money the next draft. ( he knew he did nothing wrong and would be drafted in the first round next season)

              • Z, that’s collusion against the law. and E0S the NFL said he couldn’t re enter the draft next year, his agent is/was an idiot.

              • Ok thats a great reason

              • Anytime I hear the over the top doom and gloom of Chip did this Chip did that….



  7. Eagles just sign their first round pick, that’s four down n two to go, expect the rest to sign before rookies report tomorrow

  8. Just another reason to smile when we blank the cowgirls this season.

  9. Just once think outside the box in a good way but nah we get stuck with oline coaches made into a DC and a WR with a big cap number because he can block. The life of an Eagles fan is never easy.

  10. Redskins fans are going nuts here too saying….”If we took Williams we could have had Collins too!!!!”


  11. I can’t believe this shit. What a joke this is. I almost feel this just isn’t fair

  12. Smart move financially by the kid and his reps…..
    Gets to keep a lot more money in his pockets by choosing Texas over PA.

    • It was the only move financially outside of Florida. And nothing in Florida really made sense. Miami is not a contender. Neither is TB.

      • Miami is a contender as much as Philly is and in fact, Collins would start
        at LT or RT from Day 1 for the Dolphins, where would he even play for the Eagles.. He and his Agent Group had zippo interest in Philly with a ridiculous City Wage Tax… on a minimum deal.. No Way..
        Florida has no State Income Tax I believe either

        • It was money.

          No state income tax PLUS a top 5 media market with an already stout OL.

          It was smart all the way around.

          He’s half as good as everyone thinks he is he will be signing a HUGE contract in 2 years time – 3 if they make him wait his entire contract (which I doubt).

          His agent deserves a cookie.

          • Why would La’el Collins even be interested in Philly??
            Makes no Sense, He would have to learn a new Position (Guard) which he doesn’t want to do, be far away from home which he doesn’t want to do, and get killed financially with the High Taxes of PA .. Eagles were not even in the ballpark or running at all for La’el Collins at all, as I stated all week long..
            The Eagles should have Drafted an OL in the 4th Round instead of Trading it to Detroit for a 3rd Rd Pick in 2016 Draft..

  13. Dallas is going to have one monster O Line

  14. Dodged a bullet with not signing Lael. The Eagles WILL win the division in 2015. They barely lost it last year, with scrub Sanchez at QB. Dallas is full of thugs and will suffer.

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