For well over a year the Deflategate controversy has dominated the news and that's certainly true once again today after Wednesday's news that Tom Brady attempt to have his case reheard in the Second Circuit denied.
ESPN.com provides a timeline of the sordid affair. Somehow they also feel it's time for Brady to drop his appeal and accept the penalty.
If Brady is indeed forced to sit out the first four games, ESPNBoston.com believes Jimmy Garoppolo's command of the offense has grown and should serve him well as the replacement.
ESPN.com wonders if there's any other logical choice for AFC East MVP than Brady.
Finally, NESN.com says the Patriots safety group is in good hands with Devin McCourty, and WEEI.com reaches No. 9 on their list of most important Patriots in 2016.