During the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” saga, much was made of the idea that it was beneficial for quarterback Tom Brady to throw an underinflated football and therefore gave New England an advantage in the 2014 AFC Championship Game.
But perhaps it’s not as beneficial as one might think.
Enter: Mason Rudolph.
During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 1 preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, it was found that one of the footballs used was “defective” and became flat during the third quarter. Rudolph was the…