Nearly everyone in the world has an opinion regarding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Deflategate. Either people think Brady is the sneakiest cheat on earth, or they don’t care and couldn’t give two hoots. Actor and former college football player Dwayne Johnson, better known as “The Rock” falls into the latter category.
Rock, who played for the 1991 NCAA title-winning Miami Hurricanes, chalked up his opinion of Deflategate by throwing blame on the Patriots opponents (via Sports Illustrated).
“I had a coach, his name was Ed Orgeron, and he was our defensive line coach at the University of Miami. He’s a phenomenal coach and crazy as all hell. His sentiment to something like this is how we feel as defensive players.
We were raised in an environment at the University of Miami where Ed would say, ‘We don’t give a f—. You go after the quarterback the exact same way. You pin your ears back and get after it. And if the quarterback is able to get the ball off, then it’s your fault.”
Sounds simple enough. Brady could have been playing with a bowling ball the night the Patriots beat the Colts in the conference title match. The simple fact is the Colts defense couldn’t have stopped a turtle in that game.
The Rock’s signature phrase “It doesn’t matter what you think,” which he used in the wrestling ring, best sums up his take on Deflategate.
If you are interested in more football-related takes from The Rock, check out his new drama “Ballers” on HBO next month.
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