Coach Bill Belichick has never been shy about immersing his team in an us-against-the-world mindset, going all the way back to Spygate and carried along by a persistent belief that he’s always looking for ways to skirt the rules.
After the brouhaha over deflated footballs, Belichick channeled his disdain for Roger Goodell onto the other 31 teams, who have the misfortune of standing in as the commissioner’s proxies each week.
The Patriots, and Brady, have been dominant. So far.
Remember, the NFL is appealing the ruling that threw out Brady’s suspension. While it seems unlikely to succeed given the scathing criticism of the league’s shoddy investigation by the trial judge, it’s still hanging out there, still spurring on the Patriots.
The other 31 teams might want to advise the commish to quietly let it go.
No need to make these guys even madder.
They’re fun to watch, though.