By Ray Boyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ron Borges, football writer for The Boston Herald, joined Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team on Friday to share his take on Deflate Gate and the level of honesty being exhibited by the Patriots.

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Borges explained why he questions Tom Brady’s honesty and the thought process from the team’s owner, Robert Kraft.

Borges started off by explaining why he thinks Kraft announced this week that the Patriots would not appeal the punishments levied against them by the league.

“He had no support from his fellow owners,” Borges said of Kraft and the connection that other teams had to him in regards to the punishment. He also explained that there is a long-standing history in place where owners essentially agree to submit to the rulings of the commissioner.

LISTEN: Football writer Ron Borges discusses Deflate Gate with Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team

Borges also explained that it is well known around football that the only player with an impact on the footballs is the quarterback and that fact is something that shines a very bright light on Brady.

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“This has been going on for, probably since 2007 when the rule was changed,” Borges said. “And a little bit at a time, the next thing you know, you’re playing with a flattened balloon.”

While Brady may have taken a knock in terms of credibility, he has lost no standing with the fan base in the Boston area according to Borges. “It’s sort of like Barry Bonds in San Francisco,” Borges said of the current relationship between Brady and the fans. “[The fans] have rallied behind him.”

Borges also shed some light on why Brady is fighting his suspension so hard as opposed to just taking the punishment. Borges reminded everyone that Brady is well aware of the presence of his young back-up quarterback.

Borges said that someone told him “Brady remembers how he got the job.”

 

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