Monday, January 19, 2015

Deflated? Patriots' Solder just glad he caught it

The big news immediately following the New England Patriots' blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night was that they had secured their ticket to the Super Bowl.

The big news the next morning was a report that the Patriots allegedly provided some deflated balls for the game.

In speaking with the media Monday, players dismissed the notion, including offensive tackle Nate Solder, who caught his first NFL pass--a 16-yarder that went for a touchdown--in the rout. After the game, he said he blacked out during the play, and the next day, he said he was equally oblivious to how much air was in the football.

“I don’t know anything about that. I’m glad I caught it,” he said, via WEEI. “[But] I don’t anything about that. Nothing.”

As a left tackle, Solder would hardly know. And judging by the way both teams played, a deflated football would hardly make a difference.


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