It’s Deflategate deja vu all over again.
The Patriots came out swinging today against The Wells Report and the NFL.
Team attorney Daniel L. Goldberg offered up what the team called 15 Myths about The Wells Report.
Here’s a summary of the key points made by Goldberg according to ProFootballTalk.com:
— Changes in air pressure to the Patriots’ footballs could be the result of the weather at the AFC Championship Game, rather than someone intentionally deflating footballs.
— The inflation measurements taken both before the game and at halftime may have been unreliable.
— The NFL can’t be sure which gauge referee Walt Anderson used to test the PSI of the Patriots’ footballs.
— Texts between two Patriots employees don’t show that they schemed to deflate footballs.
— There’s nothing suspicious or improper about contact between Brady and a Patriots employee.
— There’s nothing suspicious or improper about Brady destroying his phone.
— The Patriots employee who took game balls into a restroom wasn’t in there long enough to deflate a dozen footballs.
— Tom Brady never said he wanted footballs below the league’s minimum inflation level.
It’s clear that the Patriots were stung by what happened at last week’s NFL appeal hearing in New York. This is their attempt to go on the offensive and let the world — and particular the three judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit — just how flawed they think The Wells Report was.
Wells Report puts Jastrmski's text to his fiancé in, but never makes note about psi reference. pic.twitter.com/cEjKElW7zL
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) March 11, 2016
Who knows if it will do any good? But there is one thing we know for sure: The only people benefiting from Deflategate are the lawyers.