Tom Brady will be playing Week 1 against the Steelers, and Ben Roethlisberger had a feeling that would happen.
When Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the NFL season this summer, not a lot of people thought it was a suspension that was going to stick. Despite how hard the league fought to make the suspension something that remained intact, the suspension was eventually lifted and Brady will be suiting up with a vengeance in Week 1.
It was just Patriots fans screaming Free Brady or harboring anti-NFL sentiments as far as the way the investigation went down. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — who is going to be on the receiving end of Brady’s wrath — believed that the league mucked up the whole DefalteGate situation.
In fact, Roethlisberger seemed to side with Brady on the whole matter, stating that he didn’t think the NFL looked into things the way they maybe should have.
"“I just felt like the league had done something without really — you know, and I wasn’t big in looking at all the details, this and that,” Roethlisberger said Sunday morning on a conference call with reporters. “Maybe just more of a feeling — of an inkling — and knowing that the commissioner jumped to a pretty harsh punishment.”"
The one team that should be the angriest at the NFL over the handling of DeflateGate isn’t the Patriots, rather it’s the Steelers. Pittsburgh is going to be the team that receives the wrath of Brady in his first game back from the suspension whenever served out, and they’re going to face a Brady no one has seen before.
Brady is going to be out for blood, and the Steelers aren’t going to be snuggling up to Roger Goodell anytime soon if things end the way we all think they might on Thursday night.
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