they actually did a study on this. the balls deflated is huge.
less air= the ball conformed to their surface area of their hand/foot better their for less fumbles/dropped passes
so ya, i love u blame, but yes it does matter lol, they did it all season and other seasons aswell
oh and this is their SECOND. time.
To clear things up a little: 11/12 balls were under the minimum of 12.5PSI, but only one was actually 2PSI light. Most were just barely under.
Such a non-story/non-issue to begin with. NFL coaches interviewed said it wasn't a big deal. And between media talking about nothing other than 'deflategate' and Lynch not wanting to answer questions, the past week has been beyond annoying.
Someone was throwing around the theory that these stories were meant to divert attention away from the NFL's concussion issue (after a player was seemingly concussed yet continued to play (in NFC championship game? not sure on details. Wilson maybe?)).
If the NFL really cared about this they'd make the teams use NFL regulation balls or something, rather than having the teams supply their own. Supposedly the refs check/guard the balls before the game (and NFL maintains that the refs did everything right), yet none of them even noticed until it was pointed out to them.
Breadsticks don't go agreeing with him, I thought we were buds.
I do agree on shitty playcall + shitty execution, but great play from Butler too. Post-game he said that when the Hawks lined up like that, and then seeing how one of those two receives threw a pick, he knew what route it was and jumped it -- dude knew his stuff. Standard Belichick really.