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Joe Montana on Deflategate "I would have thought about it"

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To say that the New England Patriots are a team in turmoil would be a strong contender for under-statement of the year.

They have lost a lot of big names from the team this off-season including long serving defensive lineman Vince Wilfork who left for Houston.

The Patriots have also become shrouded in controversy ever since the findings from Deflategate were made public.

Tom Brady has a four game suspension which he has appealed and the Patriots have lost two draft picks and been fined $1 million.

To make matters worse, the Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday after a very bizarre incident which led to the player's arrest.

The Patriots and Brady have received the condemnation of the entire football world since the Wells report was released, but not everyone has turned their back on them.

One man has been understanding and has professed some strange hypothetical situations recently in light of the fallout to Deflategate.

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana has been speaking about the amount of controversy caused by Deflategate.

"Heck, I would've thought about (deflating the ball), sure." - Montana on the idea of deflating the ball

Admitting that he would have thought about doing it himself if he had of known that he would have helped is a strange comment to make.

Nothing is likely to destroy Montana's legacy anyway so it won't harm his reputation, but he did have some advice for the Patriots and more importantly, Tom Brady.

"It might be a dumb rule, but it doesn't matter. He didn't deflate them himself, but you can pick up the ball and can tell if it is underinflated, overinflated or what you like. Everybody is afraid to say it, but if the guy did it, so what. Just pay up and move on. It's no big deal."

No big deal?

Deflategate has made every fan of the Indianapolis Colts question if they would have made the Super Bowl this year.

Despite losing 45-7 in the AFC Championship game, the Colts now have question marks over if the game would have gone differently with the balls not having been deflated.

Either way what is done is done and Indianapolis aren't relying on what if's as they have recruited heavily and now possess an even bigger Super Bowl threat to the rest of the league.

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