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.
7mDarrelle Revis was back at Patriots practice on Wednesday after missing the start of Tuesday's session.
7mTom Brady spoke at length about his willingness to move out of the pocket on Wednesday morning.
7mEx-Patriot Ryan Mallet, dealt to the Texans just before the start of the season, may get his shot with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick struggling.
7mIt's happening again. One year after losing three defensive starters to injury before the mid-point of the season, the injury bug has stricken the Patriots locker room again.
7mChris Jones was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday after one big play at the end of Thursday's game.
7mWill Akeem Ayers add enough to the Patriots defense to help, in part, make up the losses of Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones?
7mYes, the Patriots will miss Chandler Jones for the next month. But no, says Tom E. Curran, it's not reason to wave the white flag.