In my opinion, it’s unfair that Tom Brady is suspended 4 GAMES for his role in DeflateGate! I mean, Roger Goodell does not know how to handle punishments in the NFL. I have several examples. My first one is about Ray Rice. Rice was caught beating his wife on video. Rice was only suspended for TWO GAMES!!!!!! What Rice did isn’t just against NFL rules, but it’s against the law. Hey, if you want to suspend Brady for FOUR GAMES, then suspend Rice indefinitely!!! However, they eventually did after more video was released, but Goodell does not know how to set good consequences for domestic violence in the NFL, and I have another example. Adrian Peterson beats his kid with a stick and he’s back with the Vikings this year like nothing ever happened!!!! Worst of all, Brady got suspended right up until the Pats play the Colts, the team that blamed the Patriots for underinflating the footballs.
Also, Goodell fines the Pats $1,000,000 for DeflateGate. The Saints only got fined 500 grand for BountyGate. And the Pats were only fined 250 grand for SpyGate back in 2007!!!! And Belichick was fined only half of what the team was fined. The Broncos were above the salary cap by far in two super bowl wins in a row and in neither of them did they get fined more than DeflateGate’s fine. Plus, they didn’t suspend a single player!!!! I understand the Pats losing their first round pick again in 2016, as a repeat of SpyGate, but they also lose a fourth round pick in 2017!!!!
As Mike of Attleboro, a frequent caller on 98.5 the Sports Hub, said in this new hashtag, No Brady, No Banner. #NoBradyNoBanner means that Pats fans don’t want the banner at the Opening Ceremonies since Brady, being suspended, was not allowed to come. They want the NFL to wait until the Colts game when Brady returns to honor the Patriots for their win in Super Bowl XLIX. I, along with 95.78% of Pats fans who voted on CBS Sports whether or not the supported #NoBradyNoBanner, said that yes, they supported it.
The Patriots need to start searching for a new quarterback for the first four games of the season before all the good free agents and trade options have gone away. If they don’t, they’ll have to start either Jimmy Garroppollo or Garrett Gilbert while Brady is suspended. Do you support #NoBradyNoBanner? To decide if you support #NoBradyNoBanner, click on the link below.