Tom Brady says that he is not able to influence calls

11/7/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Joey Porter was pretty vocal about his opinion that Tom Brady's whining to the referees has had an impact on the officiating, and leads to him receiving beneficial calls.

While I firmly believe that Porter is just out of touch, it seems like Brady might be a little in denial, as well.

"You may get more calls. I don't know. I think the ref calls what he sees. I don't think I've ever influenced a call. The refs we have are very good. If they make a call on that, great. If they don't, that's fine."

For starters... if you can't influence a call, then why even try? Don't give the appearance that you're trying to influence the refs.

Second, it's crazy to think that future Hall of Fame caliber players are unable to influence officiating. It has happened all across sports for decades. That's not going to change.
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