Jeff Samardzija thinks Tom Brady 'should've just said he let air out of the ball a long time ago'

Mike Petraglia
July 28, 2015 - 6:58 pm
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[caption id="attachment_94090" align="alignright" width="300"]Jeff Samardzija (29) of the Chicago White Sox pitches to David Ortiz in the ninth inning Tuesday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Jeff Samardzija (29) of the Chicago White Sox pitches to David Ortiz in the ninth inning Tuesday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)[/caption] Jeff Samardzija is one of millions of Americans with an opinion on Tom Brady. After pitching eight innings Tuesday night for the White Sox in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park, he gave his on what he thinks of Brady's current situation in Deflategate. "I think he should've just said he let air out of the ball a long time ago," Samardzija told WEEI.com. What gives Samardjiza interesting perspective in this particular case is that he was a receiver for Brady's former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, when Weis was head coach at Notre Dame in 2005 and '06. "It's not a big deal," Samardjiza continued. "I don't think anyone would've been mad at him. The only reason you don't say something is you're worried about your legacy. But I think his legacy was pretty established. I don't think a flat football is going to change the opinion on him very much." There were rumors that the Patriots might be interested in Samardzija after he showed promise in 2005 but Samardzija announced, after being selected in the 2006 MLB Draft, that he would take his name out of the 2007 NFL Draft. Informed that Tuesday was not a particularly good day for Brady as Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension on the quarterback, Samardzija again offered some perspective. "That's OK. He's doing fine. He's got [four] Super Bowls, a model wife. He'll be OK," he said.