- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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In that span, New England has won four Super Bowls and the Dolphins haven’t made the playoffs since 2008. The lopsidedness of this rivalry has caused animosity and angst among Miami fans.
But Dolphins fans do have a reason to poke and prod Patriots fans Wednesday. The Ted Wells report on “Deflategate” was released Wednesday afternoon and the details are not favorable for the Patriots. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports quarterback Tom Brady and two New England employees could face discipline.
Here is Wednesday’s Twitter reaction from Dolphins fans on Brady and the Patriots following the Wells investigation:
@JamesWalkerNFL I am furious that this conveniently came out as soon as the draft was finished--can't lose draft picks retroactively.
— Chris Bustin (@ChrisBustin13) May 6, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL not surprising, given their history. It doesn't mean anything tho. They still have the title.
— Jeff Bush (@not_inventive) May 6, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL I hope the NFL takes action. Makes you question the integrity if the game.
— Stephen Greene (@imgoingreene) May 6, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL Non issue. No impact on actual game, nothing more than skirting the blurry lines of gamesmanship.
— DolphinsDraft (@DolphinsDraft) May 6, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL don't care. 11 psi is no big deal and it's their own balls. Teams should do what they want. Old, useless rule.
— Rudy (@rudyjuly2) May 6, 2015
Brady should be suspended for the first half of the season @JamesWalkerNFL and the organization should have draft picks taken away
— Anthony (@SantanaXXIV) May 6, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL suspend Brady for 8 games, lose 2016 1st rounder, $500k fine to team
— C. Hill (@Finsane_) May 6, 2015
There was a range of response from Dolphins fans, but most believe the report’s conclusion that Brady was aware of deflated footballs, which questions the integrity of the game.
If Brady faces a suspension, New England’s first set of games is against the Pittsburgh Steelers, at Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, at Dallas Cowboys and at Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins do not face the Patriots until Week 8 (seventh game) and Week 17 (16th game).
Miami Dolphins fans had plenty to say Wednesday following the release of the Wells report.