The NFL didn’t do much when it heard that the Giants tested two Steelers footballs from their December 5th matchup – balls that both read under the required minimum of 12.5 PSI, according to Pro Football Talk.
The Giants didn’t file any formal complaint over the incident, and the NFL curiously went silent on the matter…
… and probably for good cause – that the Ideal Gas Law is indeed real – something they’ll never admit to after doling out $1 million in fines to the Patriots, as well as taking away a prized 1st-round draft pick and of course suspending QB Tom Brady 4 games to start off the season.
“You can probably figure out what my personal feelings are on it,” Kraft said Monday on 98.5 The Sports Hub, via the Providence Journal. “I’ll say this, in all of our businesses, we tell our managers that you can makes mistake and make errors, but if the same mistakes become a pattern, then that’s a problem. I understand that it was cold, the wind chills were below freezing and it was a chilly day and that the balls measured somewhere in the low-to-mid 11s. If the balls were set at mid-range, 12-13, that would make a lot of sense.
“If that was the case, I think the league has now learned what the Ideal Gas Law is. I think the league has also probably learned that when situations like that come up, it’s good to get correct information out, so they obviously did that.”
Brady also commented on the latest PSI issue: “It’s really inconsequential to me,” Brady said Monday on Westwood One radio, via NESN. “I had put my situation behind me a long time ago, and they’ll decide whatever they want to do, and that’s their prerogative as a league. … I’ll leave that to all the Patriots fans. I’m sure they all have pretty strong opinions, too.”