I just laugh at that.
The media never stops.
At the first presser that the Pats had after bringing on Tim Tebow the same question was asked over 10 times.
In a day and age where media is doing the rat race you think saying "PJ gets xx games" is going to stop the questions? It's going to create the avalanche of many more ... "why that many" and then articles about why it is either too many or too little, how it is a preventive measure to stop the NCAA from being more strict, and so on and so forth.
So I totally disagree with the ESPN writer on this one.