New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during his impromptu press conference yesterday, I think the key comment of the press conference that proves New England's innocence in "deflate-gate" is this one: 'Once the officials have them (the footballs) we don't touch them til when we play with them in the game'.
Vince Wilfork, one of New England Patriots team captains was asked by a journalist that with distraction after distraction this first week is it easier or harder to prepare for next weekend's Super Bowl. (I'm pretty sure Vince was referring to outside noise designed to disrupt New England's preparation)
The balls we practise with are as bad as they can be, wet, sticky, cold, slippery, however bad we can make 'em, I make 'em. And anytime a player complains about the quality of the footballs, I make 'em worse, and that stops the complaining, so we never use the condition of the footballs as an excuse.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, I think these statements go a long way to explaining how the Patriot's had such great execution in their 45-7 hammering of the Colts in last weekend's AFC Championship Game, played in extremely poor weather conditions.