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Real message would be: Can't play

Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 12:37 pm
 

It's absurd to think Patriots coach Bill Belichick would sign a player for the sole reason of cutting him to send a message to his team.

That's what one team executive told National Football Post's Dan Pompei. I've known Dan a long time and respect him as a football writer, but even he has to realize that Belichick makes moves for one reason and one reason only: How well do you play?

The implication that Belichick would cut Albert Haynesworth or Chad Ochocinco or both to send a message to his players is foolish.

 If Haynesworth or Ochocinco can help the team, they stay. If they can't, they go.

When Randy Moss was helping the Patriots, he stayed. When he wasn't, he went. His attitude problems weren't a big deal when he was stretching the field. When he stopped doing so, he was sent packing.

Belichick is beyond using gimmicks to send messages to his players. He's earned far more respect than that.

So if either of the veteran players is let go, it's not for anything other than football reasons.

Belichick, like all the other coaches in the league, would play an ax-murderer as long that man showed up, worked and contributed -- and stayed out of jail.

Last time I checked, Ochocinco and Haynesworth weren't one of those.

Category: NFL
Tags: Patriots
 
Comments

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Belichik is a narcicist and egomaniac, life has proven the man can't be trusted. Don't put anything past him!!! These pundits will kiss any ass with clout. Cant trust them any more than the former HC of the NYJ. I'll take Ryan anyday and TWICE on Sundays!!!!



Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

were they cheating when they toyed with your little team last october? quit hating cuz they own your sorry a z z es



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Stop salivating Pete when you mention Belicheats name. He might have earned respect from you but all I see is another over rated coach who hasn't done sh*t in the playoffs the last 5 years. Since they took Bill's camera away he's done squat. He sucked when he coached Cleveland and with the exception of a few questionable super bowl wins with a team he inherited he hasn't done anything. The most over hyped coach in NFL history 



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Ridiculous.....that Dan Pom even wrote the story!!  Nonsense!



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

@ Serphnx

Thank you for your well thought out reply. I for one am tired of the bashing and empty slander that posters seem to constantly throw at each other. It was refreshing to read your comment. I respect and fully agree with your opinion.




Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

This ain't happening, the way Belichick hordes draft picks he wouldn't waste them like this.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Basic fact is that since Bill Belichick became head coach of the Patriots in 2000, they have won more games than any other team in the NFL--more than the Colts, Steelers, Saints, Eagles, or any of the other prosperous franchises.  Then again, to put things in perspective, since Bob Kraft took over the team in 1994, they've won more games than any other team.  BB is a great head coach--but it doesn't hurt to be in a great organization that has had only two losing seasons since 1993 (1995 and 2000). 



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

 

Real message would be: Can't play

Bill Belichick?  Didn't he used to be someone important?  Hasn't won anything lately, has he?  So why do media hacks keep kissing his rear?

Again, nice try at taking a shot at the team that has brought you so much heartbreak.

Yeah, all they did is go 14-2 last year. All they did is go 16-0 a couple years back.

Do you really need ME to explain to you that all 32 teams don't win the Super Bowl every year?

Funny thing is that if Belichick came to coach ANY other team in the league, these same people who bash him would jump for joy so high their heads would hit the ceiling.

And don't reply back with LIES saying the contrary.
It's very hard to take this seriously because for years I heard many Patriots fans claim the Colts and pretty much every other team was garbage no matter how many wins they had because they didn't win SBs.  Maybe you weren't one of those people, but there were many, and I didn't see any Patriots fans dissenting. 

There's also a difference between respecting someone's accomplishments and kissing their rear.  The media crosses the line and is firmly up BB's ass a lot of the time, as they are here and on this issue.  Human beings make mistakes, elevating anybody to perfection is foolish.  BB makes mistakes, just less than most other coaches, perhaps less than any other coach in NFL history.  That doesn't put him above question and above criticism. 



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Bill Belichick?  Didn't he used to be someone important?  Hasn't won anything lately, has he?  So why do media hacks keep kissing his rear?

Again, nice try at taking a shot at the team that has brought you so much heartbreak.

Yeah, all they did is go 14-2 last year. All they did is go 16-0 a couple years back.

Do you really need ME to explain to you that all 32 teams don't win the Super Bowl every year?

Funny thing is that if Belichick came to coach ANY other team in the league, these same people who bash him would jump for joy so high their heads would hit the ceiling.

And don't reply back with LIES saying the contrary.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Bill Belichick?  Didn't he used to be someone important?  Hasn't won anything lately, has he?
Yea ... I guess that based on not winning anything lately ... the Steelers used to be someone important too. They haven't won anything lately.

Who lost the Super Bowl this past year?

Fat Albert is through, but OchoStinko
What are you, like 9?

If either of those two were on the Steelers you'd be so far up their arses that you'd actually see daylight.


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