Chris Simms was at it again with Defategate on Wednesday. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Chris Simms is at it again.
Simms, a current football analyst for Bleacher Report after a short career in the NFL, hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind about Deflategate and was at it again on Wednesday.
Filling in for Craig Carton with Boomer Esiason on WFAN, Simms ranted about Deflategate once again saying Roger Goodell acted within his power.
“100 percent,” Simms said. “Listen, the guidelines, the way they are, whether you agree with them, and Roger Goodell being the judge, the jury, and the executioner — listen, the rules were put in place. If Tom Brady and Mr. Kraft had a problem with this, they should’ve changed that back when the CBA was under negotiation a few years ago.
Added Simms: “Of course he deserves to be suspended for this. He took the integrity of the game into his own hand. It’s like, you know, there’s a lot of examples you could come up with regardless. But it does give you a competitive advantage. It’d be like Golden State’s down there playing on a 9-foot-10-inch rim, and the other team’s playing on a 10-foot rim. There is definitely advantages there.”
The former quarterback also got into the science of the case, calling it “a bunch of crap.”
“If we didn’t, if there weren’t advantages and it wasn’t a big deal, then why didn’t you just pump the footballs up to 13.5 and be, ‘Oh, I’m not worried about it’? He had every ball, they said before the game started was at 12.5,” Simms said. “Now I know everyone wants to claim the weather and that whole theory and all that crap, right? That’s a bunch of crap.”
Added Simms: “I don’t think it’s minor, to me. I think this is a guy that took the football and basically gave himself a competitive advantage, where the other quarterback on the other team did not have those advantages. And if the size of a football didn’t matter, then why do we have a high school football, why do we have a college football? Of course the size of the object in your hand matters, because you can manipulate it better with your hand.”