Tom Brady can play dumb all he wants. But he can't fool Joe Montana.
Montana said Thursday all those wondering just who is responsible for "Deflategate" should look no further than the New England Patriots quarterback.
"I don’t know why everybody is making a big deal out of trying to figure out who did it," Montana said on Thursday. "It’s pretty simple. If it was done, it was done for a reason. There is only one guy that does it. Nobody else cares what the ball feels like.”
Brady, who has a chance to join Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks to win four Super Bowls, has repeatedly claimed that he has no idea how 11 out of the Patriots' 12 balls became underinflated for the first half of the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.
But Montana isn't buying it. The legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback isn't saying that Brady physically removed the air from the balls himself. And the two-time league MVP doesn't even think it's a big deal.
He just doesn't see why we're all wasting our time wondering who masterminded the plan.
“I mean it’s easy to figure out who did it," Montana said. "Did Tom [physically] do it? No, but Tom likes the balls that way, obviously, or you wouldn’t have 11 of them that way without him complaining because as a quarterback, you know how you like the ball.”
But, he added, “it’s a stupid thing to even be talking about because they shouldn’t have the rule anyway.”