By Mary Cunningham
Everyone has an opinion on the severe punishment imposed by the NFL on Pats QB Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate — a four-game suspension.
But Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, when told that Brady is set to miss the Patriots’ game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles’ divisional rival, Barwin:
“If that’s the case,” Barwin said on 94WIP. “I’m rooting for two games!”
Brady is currently set to return against the Indianapolis Colts, but if he appeals the suspension and it is reduced to two or three games, he would be eligible to play against the Cowboys in Dallas.
As for Brady getting suspended in the first place, Barwin (unlike most) didn’t have much of an opinion on whether the NFL made the right decision.
“I don’t really have many thoughts about it,” Barwin. “I mean, they had to do something so obviously they game him [Brady] four games. I haven’t really followed it because whenever you turn the TV on they’re talking about, so I turn it off. But, four games is what I thought he would probably get. And then since maybe the balls have a big effect on the game, it’ll probably get appealed and only be two games.”
The Eagles are set to play the Patriots in Week 13, meaning barring an injury, Barwin will be facing off against Brady whether the suspension is shortened or not.