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My thoguths on "Spygate".....

Posted on: May 14, 2008 8:39 pm
 
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I do think that Bill Belichick should have faced stiffer punishment and should still face stiffer punishment for taping and saying that "I did not understand the rule clearly..."

If anyone belives this, I have lake view property just south of Orlando.  Are you intrested in purchasing it?

I fully understand and agree that this whole issue should be starting to weed itself out of the media lime light and everything should go away.  Who knows how this impacted and who still cares that the taping took place.  My problem only deals with Bill and his comments regarding the incidents.  It was said that he simply srugged it off as nothing and the violation was simply a misunderstanding of the rules.  I really bought that comment the first time and after hearing what Matt Walsh told in the meetings that "it was suppose to be hidden and secret..."

What a nice way to "circumvent" the rules.  It is not the Patriots players or the upper mangement that needed to see, read, hear the open dirty laundry over the past few months.  This all could have come to a halt the day that Bill took account for his practices.  Because he srugged it away and basically said it was not a clear understanding of the rules. 

Mind you, this is with memo's and owners meetings and off-season meeting talking about these specific practices in 2004,2005, and 2006.  I really feel that Bob Craft should have taken a harder stance and displined him even beyond those of the NFL.  He put the Patriots organization in the cross hairs for his and his staffs actions.  The whole bad part about this is that when anyone talks about the dynasty, the tag line of "But they cheated..."  will always be attached to it.  This is a shame, not for the Patriots, but for all of the NFL.  I might be an fan of an opposition team, but I thought it was great for the game to have a dominating franchaise.  I did not like the Patriots, but I respected the way the players went about thier buisness and the way the the coaches were able to break down the opposition.  I just never want anyone to think they did not do it on the up and up.  This whole process gives that doubt and this is sad to see.

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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:21 am
 

My thoguths on "Spygate".....

I will preface this by saying I am a diehard STEELERS fan!!  However, the Steelers' Zone Blitz Defense is all predicated on the offense does not know who is blitzing and who is dropping back in coverage.  If the offense knows these two pieces of information, then that is a HUGE advantage for the offense!!

To say that "there was no effect" or "minimal effect" on the out come of games is crazy!!

Belicheat was not a good head coach (good D coor. on the Tuna's hills) before he got to New England.  He had a losing record with the Browns and Jets.  He took over a team in New England that was not very good.  How does a second rate coach take over a second rate team and make it a power house?

Brady is a don't lose QB.  Brady is not moble and has average arm strength.  He is a smart QB, but to say he could have put up all the numbers he did with out the aid of knowing the defensive signals, again is crazy!!

I believe thier Championships should be stripped, Belicheat should be suspended for at least a year, and more fines and draft pick loses would be nice too!!

As you said "Cheating is Cheating" Belicheat and Shady Brady knew what they were doing, knew it was cheating, and this minimal slap on the wrist they got is no where near enough to prevent them or someone else from doing it in the future!!




Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2008 4:02 am
 

My thoguths on "Spygate".....

Cheating is Cheating.

Floyd Landis - stripped of his Tour de France title.   This one is a fair parallel - Landis was caught breaking the rules in a manner that could be deemed irrelevant for helping him win the Tour.  Nevertheless, rules and rules and he pretty much lost his whole career over one faield test (despite many passed tests).  

Have you heard what happened to the Olympic runners who took drugs ?   Gave back the medals, facing prison/etc. for lying about it.

Belechick ?    yeah ... it's a slap on the wrist of the worst kind.    This guy didn't need to cheat like this, and its pretty clear he did.  Remeber, those 3 Super Bowls were won by a field goal each ... that's about the advantage you'd expect from knowing the signal of the other team, one field goals (a few plays in your favor), or more.

I guess the Pats were'nt that good, and he knew it, and he knew he had to cheat a bit to get them over the hump.   We'll see this year, we'll see if the Pats come close to the glory of 2007 .... without the advantage of the other team's signals.




Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2008 11:16 pm
 

My thoguths on "Spygate".....

i AGREE, STIFFER PENALTY MUST BE TAKEN.   ITS NOT LIKE COLLEGE WHERE THEY CAN TAKE AWAY WINS AND GIVE OTHER TEAMS THE VICTORYS.    THERE SHOULD BE    *    BY ALL THE RECORDS SET, BY THERE SEASONS, AND CHAMPIONSHIPS DURING THE TIMES ITS KNOWN THEY CHEATED.   ITS ONE THING TO WATCH GAME FILMS, BUT TO TAPE A TEAMS PRACTICE BEFORE THE BIG GAMES......COME ON....YOU ARE PAID ENOUGH MONEY....PLAY AT THE LEVEL YOU ARE EXPECTED AND COACH AT THE LEVEL YOU ARE EXPECTED AND EARN YOUR MONEY


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