Topics

Indianapolis Colts
Bill Belichick: Patriots followed 'every rule' in preparing balls
Bill Belichick: Patriots followed 'every rule' in preparing balls

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said the team followed "every rule to the letter" in how it prepared game balls for last weekend's AFC championship game. Belichick said the Patriots conducted an internal simulation to determine what might have led to the balls being underinflated and concluded the team’s preparation of the balls would not have caused them to be under pressure. “We found that once footballs were on the field, adjusted to climatic conditions … they were down approximately 1.5 [pounds per square inch],” Belichick said. “In this case … we did everything as right as we could. We welcome the league’s...

Loading