showing mostly support for one of their own and mostly their own fu and finger to goodel over the whole brady thing while both sides keep trying to get an outcome that gives them both what they want nfl save face and goodel his rep as a comissioner but also making sure the teams know that they pay a price for some actions like suspension brady and the pats his lifted which is something the nfl is not going to go for. as both sides try for the deal. the pats are showing their support for one of their own and risking goodel wrath by already playing brady  in their first preseason match up that they already lost.   and by the time the regular season starts brady will be used too as normal but till then. the pats are saying a fu to the nfl by already playing brady  and thus asking for trouble from the comission showing defience of the whole deflategate thing. and outcome.