Deflategate has been quite a distraction from the real issue with the NFL. But the real story will catch up to Roger Goodell by Christmas.
Some short takes off the long weekend, including the one thing we've been waiting for: Tom Brady to come out and say something. Anything.
Tom E Curran explains why the delay reported by the AP is only the beginning. Tom Brady's appeal process could last until the fall.
9mTom E. Curran says there's no contest between Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Mallett - Jimmy G has just been better.
9mThe NFL suspended 49ers LB Aldon Smith without pay for the first nine games of the season for violating league policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.
9mFormer Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is released by the Bengals. Could a return to Foxboro be in his future?
9mNewly-acquired tight end Tim Wright was thrown into the mix just two days after being traded so that he could get a jump-start on his Patriots education.
9mMight Marcus Cannon be the next starter on the interior of the Patriots offensive line?
9mAaron Dobson looks good to go with three catches for 57 yards and a TD in his first game since last season, adding another option to the Patriots receiving corps.
9mIt could be a while before we see Jimmy Garoppolo in game action again, but Thursday's start was a good experience for the rookie.