After first I was going to leave this off and not write about it, but the more I thought about it the more it became clear that I needed to write about it.
For anyone who missed it, according to the NFL website, among other reports, Tom Brady had some boasting to do during Wes Welker‘s wedding. What was the boast about? Per the report, Tom Brady bragged that they “may or may not” have been in possession of Jets’ defensive playbooks.
Sounds like one of those statements where you say yes or no, but you are really implying yes, if you know what I mean.
We should take the report, however, with a grain of salt. Several grains of salt, actually, when you take into account the source. Who was it?
None other than the Manish Mehta anonymous source, former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Furthermore, Pettine was not in attendance for the comment. The comment, if it was made, went from Tom Brady, to former linebackers’ coach Mike Smith, to Mike Pettine. So, a guy who ran his mouth against the team policies, gives out a quote that he never actually heard.
Sorry I am not so sure.
Hey, at least Pettine put his name on it this time. Why did he wait until Cleveland to speak on the record?