Matt Ryan on Tom Brady: "Everybody rushes to judgment sometimes in certain ways."

CHESTNUT HILL — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan weighed in with some thoughts on Tom Brady's deflategate case while visiting Boston College on Wednesday.

"Obviously, that's a hot-button issue here in New England, but also across the league," said Ryan. "I don't know enough about the particulars of the situation. I really don't. I think everybody rushes to judgment sometimes in certain ways, so, you know, I don't know enough about it. Certainly we've heard about it ad nauseum, but I don't know enough about it.

"As far as our union side of it, this is what they're there for- to help you in situations where you need help and I think they've done the appropriate thing on that end."

When I asked him what anyone can learn from watching how focused Brady has been through the 18-month ordeal, Ryan said, "That's tough. I mean, but Tom's as good as anybody at eliminating noise and being able to focus on being productive and playing at a high level. He's done it for such a long time. It's really impressive.

"Obviously, everybody can learn from that. He's a great competitor, a great player and has been doing it at a high level for a long time."

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