Count Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus among those who are not happy that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension was held up.
On Wednesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the NFLPA and Brady to reconsider an April decision that found that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acted within his powers by suspending Brady for four games for his role in the Deflategate controversy.
Appearing on NFL Network, Dareus shared his thoughts on Brady’s suspension.
“I hate that Brady’s not going to be there,” Dareus said on Wednesday. “When he come back … it’s on.
“For him not to be out there just kind of tears me up a little bit, but the second time I see him, like, we going to be excited to play against him. That’s the win we want.”
Buffalo faces off with the Patriots in Week 4, a game Brady is scheduled to miss due to suspension. The two teams meet again in Week 8 and Brady’s suspension will be over by then.
“I mean, we win (Week 4), all right, we win,” Dareus said. “But I don’t feel like I really won until we beat the guy. I love playing against Brady. I get up for him. I’ve been playing against him every year. He knows I’m coming.”
Barring any further developments such as an appeal by Brady to the Supreme Court, the Patriots will have Jimmy Garoppolo under center for the 4 games for which Brady is serving his suspension.