Bill Belichick Holds News Conference
After a few days of silence from the Patriots organization (as usual), head coach Bill Belichick held a press conference today to address the DeflateGate scandal.
Belichick started out saying he was "shocked to hear about the situation with the footballs," outright denying any knowledge of deflating footballs throughout the conference.
He stated that he had no idea that there was even an issue after the game until Monday morning. According to him, the footballs used during practice are in as poor condition as possible to reenact the worst game scenarios.
I can tell you that in my entire coaching career I have never talked to any player or staff member about football air pressure.
Belichick also said that the Patriots inflate game balls to around 12.5 pounds per square inch, which is the minimum allowed by the league. So, any event or condition that would deflate air would bring the football below regulation.
In the future, Belichick said, they will inflate their footballs above the usual pressure to account for any pressure change that happens during a game.
Listen to the full press conference with Bill Belichick below:
In typical Belichick fashion, he gave reporters uniform answers when it came to the question portion of the conference. "I've told you everything I know" became the new "We're on to Cincinnati".
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Contributions made by Jon Faria, Fun Morning Show Staff.