Prior to Michigan’s National Signing Day event, presented Derek Jeter’s website The Players’ Tribune, Tom Brady and Jeter caught up with one another.

A video posted to The Players’ Tribune’s Facebook page caught Brady talking about the end of the Patriots’ season, a 20-18 loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

“[The season] ended a few weeks too early,” Brady said. “Blew it. We had a good chance.”

See for yourself as Brady talks about the game at the :30 second mark.

Tom Brady and Derek Jeter together at Michigan Football #SigningDay. playerstribu.ne/signingday

Posted by The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Ryan Hannable

There was some speculation that Von Miller was the anonymous Denver defender who told reporters after the AFC title game that he tried to “rub my nuts” on Tom Brady‘s face at some point during the 20-18 win for the

There was some speculation that Von Miller was the anonymous Denver defender who told reporters after the AFC title game that he tried to “rub my nuts” on Tom Brady‘s face at some point during the 20-18 win for the Broncos.

“I tried to lay on him a few times,” the anonymous player said. “I tried to rub my nuts on his face.”

But Wednesday, Miller told our friends at Larry Brown Sports that it wasn’t him.

“It wasn’t me. If it was me, I would have said it,” Miller said. “I don’t have a problem saying how I feel to the media or whoever I’m playing. But it wasn’t me. I was just going to the game, just trying to have a great day, trying to rush with DeMarcus (Ware), trying to have a historical day. It wasn’t me though.”

At the same time, despite Miller’s protestations, it’s hard to ignore evidence like this.

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Christopher Price

Tom Brady was part of a big celebrity cast at Michigan’s National Signing Day presented by Derek Jeter‘s website, The Players’ Tribune.

Brady joined a cast of former athletes and celebrities who introduced Michigan’s incoming class, which was streamed online via The Players’ Tribune website. The current Patriots quarterback noted how different things are today then when he committed to the school in the mid-1990s.

“It was nothing like it is now, so I hope these young men that come in here understand that it was not always like this, but there are quite a few challenges they will have to overcome,” Brady said. “There was a great saying obviously at Michigan, ‘Those who stay will be champions.'”

Brady said he watches every Michigan game still to this day and noted how happy he was when Jim Harbaugh was named the head coach last season.

“I watch every single game. I follow it on the plane,” Brady said. “I think our biggest recruiting day last year was when we got Coach Harbaugh back. I think like every organization, greatness starts at the top and I have competed against him, and lost. We got the right man for the job.”

The quarterback discussed the transition from living in California to moving to Michigan and the cold winter months.

“It was rough. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My roommate and some of my best friends are from here and they taught my some of the ropes,” Brady said. “They taught me what a North Face jacket was.”

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Ryan Hannable

ESPN’s Adam Schefter checked in with Dennis & Callahan with Minihane on Wednesday morning to discuss Roger Goodell’s comments to the media about Deflategate.

Adam Schefter

Adam Schefter

ESPN’s Adam Schefter checked in with Dennis & Callahan with Minihane on Wednesday morning to discuss Roger Goodell’s comments to the media about Deflategate. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

While addressing the media on Tuesday, Goodell announced that he would not be releasing the PSI data the league had previously claimed to be collecting. He said that the league only conducted “spot checks” and that no violations were found. This has left Patriots fans outraged, wondering if that data could have helped prove Tom Brady‘s innocence.

“I’ll say this, if the numbers came out and supported the league’s contention, I’m just guessing here, we probably would have heard more about that … but that didn’t happen,” Schefter said, adding: “The league has been, I think, inconsistent. In this particular case, the league made up the rules as they went along.”

Around this time last year, deflated footballs seemed to be of the utmost importance to Goodell and the NFL. Now, it seems the league has changed its tune.

“The league made a huge deal out of the Patriots’ footballs, but then this year I think it probably got a little bit more educated on the topic, more educated than it was at that particular time,” Schefter said. “I think that reflected that it was more along the lines of what people in New England thought and not along the lines of what people across the rest of the league might have thought.”

Unless the NFL wins its appeal of Judge Berman’s ruling on Deflategate, Tom Brady will have made it through this whole fiasco without missing a game. Patriots fans now have shifted their attention to the first- and fifth-round draft picks that were taken away by the league.

“If they uphold the decision from Judge Berman, then New England is going to be angry, and have a right to be angry. But the fact of the matter is, that’s not going to change. The league will never give in on that point. The league docked the Patriots a penalty based on the evidence that it believed it had, and it’s never going to go back on that, as much as the people there don’t like it,” Schefter said. “I would be shocked if the league ever went back and returned that compensation. that would be such an admission on the league’s part that it botched the case.”

Would Robert Kraft consider taking action against the league to get these picks back?

“First of all, if the Patriots had been [in the Super Bowl], I don’t think that’s what he would have said, I don’t think that’s what he would do. If it were, I think we would have heard about it by now, it’s just opposite of the way that he’s acted,” Schefter said. “Has he shown any signs that that is going to be the case, or that would happen? No. So I don’t know why his tune would change now.”

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Travis Upham

Patriots fans aren’t the only ones criticizing the Patriots offensive line after their 20-18 loss to the Broncos in the AFC championship game just over a week ago, a game Tom Brady was hit 20 times in.

Patriots fans aren’t the only ones criticizing the Patriots offensive line after their 20-18 loss to the Broncos in the AFC championship game just over a week ago, a game Tom Brady was hit 20 times in.

Appearing on Boston Herald radio Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered his thoughts on the game.

Trump was asked if he would ask Brady to campaign for him in New Hampshire in advance of next weeks primary and the presidential candidate noted Brady probably isn’t feeling so good after the loss.

“I think he would if I asked him to. I don’t know if I want to ask him to do that, you know, right now he doesn’t feel so great because of what happened,” Trump said. “He was really mauled. I’ll tell you the offensive line was not exactly giving him lots of protection, unfortunately.

“But, he is the finest guy. He not only is a great athlete, a great quarterback, but he is a fine person. A great guy. New England, the whole area there, they are very lucky to have Tom.”

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Ryan Hannable

Tom Brady and Ric Flair were among those who showed up Wednesday to Michigan’s Signing Day event, dubbed “Signing of the Stars.”

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Christopher Price

Going from the positively balmy September conditions in New England and Buffalo to the freezing temps (and light snow) of Denver in November, the Patriots ran the gamut when it comes to weather conditions this season. (For what it’s worth, the November game between New England and Denver was the league’s only “snow” game of the year.) Via official gamebooks, here’s a look at the conditions at kickoff for each game and how the Patriots did.

Controlled (dome, indoors) environment: 3-0
25 degrees or less: 0-1
26-45 degrees: 3-0
46-65 degrees: 6-3
66 degrees or more: 1-1

Sept. 10 vs. Pittsburgh, 28-21 (W): Temp: 65 degrees F (18.3 degrees C) Wind: East 7 mph
Sept. 20 at Buffalo, 40-32 (W): Temp: 62 degrees F (16.7 degrees C) Humidity: 57 percent, Wind: N 7 mph
Sept. 27 vs. Jacksonville, 51-17 (W): Temp: 68 degrees F (20.0 degrees C) Humidity: 41 percent, Wind: East 6 mph
Oct. 11 at Dallas, 30-6 (W): Indoors
Oct. 18 at Indianapolis, 34-27 (W): Retractable roof closed
Oct. 25 vs. New York Jets, 30-23 (W): Temp: 58 degrees F (14.4 degrees C) Humidity: 80 percent, Wind: SW 9 mph
Oct. 29 vs. Miami, 36-7 (W): Temp: 58 degrees F (14.4 degrees C) Humidity: 39 percent, Wind: WSW 10 mph
Nov. 8 vs. Washington, 27-10 (W): Temp: 54 degrees F (12.2 degrees C) Humidity: 34 percent, Wind: WNW 12 mph
Nov. 15 at New York Giants, 27-26 (W): Temp: 60 degrees F (15.6 degrees C) Humidity: 31 percent, Wind: WSW 8 mph
Nov. 23 vs. Buffalo, 20-13 (W): Temp: 29 degrees F (-1.7 degrees C) Humidity: 40 percent, Wind: WNW 8 mph
Nov. 29 at Denver, 30-24 (L): Temp: 23 degrees F (-5.0 degrees C) Humidity: 75 percent, Wind: NE 3 mph
Dec. 6 vs. Philadelphia, 35-28 (L): Temp: 52 degrees F (11.1 degrees C) Humidity: 49 percent, Wind: SW 5 mph
Dec. 13 at Houston, 27-6 (W): Retractable roof closed
Dec. 20 vs. Tennessee, 33-16 (W): Temp: 40 degrees F (4.4 degrees C) Humidity: 41 percent, Wind: West 12 mph
Dec. 27 at New York Jets, 26-20 (L): Temp: 57 degrees F (13.9 degrees C) Humidity: 83 percent, Wind: WSW 11-18 MPH mph
Jan. 3 at Miami, 20-10 (L): Temp: 80 degrees F (26.7 degrees C) Humidity: 65 percent, Wind: North 7 mph
Jan. 16 vs. Kansas City, 27-20 (W): Temp: 38 degrees F (3.3 degrees C) Humidity: 86 percent, Wind: WNW 6 mph
Jan. 24 at Denver, 20-18 (L): Temp: 46 degrees F (7.8 degrees C) Humidity: 36 percent, Wind: N 6 mph

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Christopher Price