It's a term you'd never think to use when describing the New England Patriots – from owner Robert Kraft right down to star quarterback Tom Brady: Naïve. Yet there was Kraft on Wednesday morning at a stunning and unscheduled news conference all but admitting he was just that as he apologized to fans for backing off the fight against the NFL over deflate-gate. He was acknowledging the obvious: the Patriots lost this case – lost two draft picks, a million bucks, four games of Tom Brady's service and incalculable reputation for all involved.