On Sunday night it was reported that the Patriots were being investigated by the NFL for possibly using footballs that were not properly inflated.
An NFL football is to be inflated to 12.5-13.5 pounds but some of the footballs used in the AFC Championship game were confiscated by officials who thought they were a little light. A deflated ball could have provided additional grip for quarterback Tom Brady and his receivers.
While doing a Monday morning interview with Dennis & Callahan, Brady responded to the claims.
“I think I’ve heard it all at this point. … That’s the least of my worries, I don’t even respond to stuff like this.”
Brady did not spend much time talking about the deflated ball claims, instead focusing on the win.
“It was just a great win by our team,” Brady said. “It was an exciting one to be a part of. We put a lot of work into this year, and then to have it culminate in really a great all-around performance last night, it was pretty sweet for everybody.”
Already the all-time leader in just about every postseason passing stat, Brady is headed to a record sixth Super Bowl.
“I’m always pretty excited, guys. Anytime we got a chance to go to this game, it was pretty amazing. It happened pretty early in my career three times. It happened in ’07, we had just a great football team. In 2011 we had a good football team. I’m excited. I’m an emotional player. It’s a great accomplishment for our team. I was sharing in the celebration with everybody last night. It was just a great, great team performance.”