No one would fault the Jets for being a little dejected.
Their biggest rival -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady -- just had his four-game suspension overturned Thursday by a U.S. District Court judge. But few in the Jets' locker room felt particularly upset by the decision. Especially backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
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"When I was up in New England, I formed a good relationship with Tom," said the NFL journeyman, who was released by the Patriots in August because of a hamstring injury.StoryTom Brady 'DeflateGate' court decisionStoryPats-Steelers spread changes after Brady rulingStoryReaction from around the NFL
"Me personally, I don't want to get too in depth, but I'm glad it worked out the way it did."
Granted, the Jets aren't slated to face the Patriots until Week 7, long after Brady would have returned from serving his Roger Goodell-given suspension. But at the moment, the "Deflategate" score is "Brady 1, The Commissioner 0."
And that's got to rub some Jets the wrong way -- right?
"He fought for his rights, and justice was served," left tackle and Freeport product D'Brickashaw Ferguson said during the CBS telecast, though he did call the ruling a little "bittersweet."
After Thursday night's 24-18 win over the Eagles in the preseason finale, Jets coach Todd Bowles didn't seem the least bit concerned about the decision.
Asked if he had a reaction to the day's events, he replied matter-of-factly: "No, not really, other than it's over.''