Tom Brady says that he is not able to influence 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.