Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by BadMoFo, Mar 20, 2009.
But how's he supposed to hammer out that Julius Peppers deal?
Read that.. after much tought and consideration... I come up with So???? I suspect it was posted in an attempt to belittle Bill.. the draft is more important.
ESPN is gonna have a field day with this.
What's a wrong with a bunch of nfl dudes getting together and kissing each other's asses???
Oh you bought your 3rd yacht! That's great, maybe your team can win more than 3 games this year!
BB is busy preparing.
The others are having a ****tail party nice.
I'm sure this makes people hate him.
I love it.
Yea, i think its great thats hes trying to make this team better than go on a vacation for a couple days and BS with all the coaches!!
I love it!
If anyone doesn't like it they can go **** themselves. BB knows what he's doing and doesnt need to go to the league meetings. Gonna be hated even more but tough ****, he has the best football mind in the league.
work on that draft board Bill! Draft winners- The New England Patriots
2009 Draft trumps league meetings.
Pats are loaded with picks, so they can't sleep through this one!
I am sure there will be others representing the team..I agree he has other things to get done..
Good for him - this is a huge draft for us and . . . screw the morons in the NFL anyway, I would never forgive them for what they did in 2007 if I were Belichick. I'd never show up to anything - other than Super Bowls that I was coaching in
Had I drafted Bethel Johnson, Marquis Hill and Chad Jackson with my #2 picks I know that I'd be working overtime to ensure I didn't piss away major chances to improve the team. Way to go Bill!
Not being at the meetings avoids dealing with a number of unpleasant issues currently plaguing JMac. Its no secret that very likely the Cutler trade will be resolved during the league meetings. Since this whole flap had its beginnings with New England and BB, its probably a good idea to avoid the place altogether.
Cool draft prep > meetings
Belittle him? By saying that he's working hard to help with continuity in personnel evaluation during a time of heavy turnover?
Usually he's there, this year he's not. Seems like a small but perfectly legitimate news nugget.
I would bet the house, that reason would never even enter BB's thoughts.
nah.......ESPN didn't report it so it didn't happen.
Business is done at the meetings. Are we really so brainwashed as a fan base that we're going to ignore this? If Belichick doesn't want to go, that's on him, and I assume he has his well thought out reasons. However, lets' not pretend that it's nothing but booze and hookers at the meetings.
At least he has got the perfect alibi to miss them.
Well considering that Peppers' agent won't be at the meetings...
IMO, tHere's no business that can be conducted in a conference setting that can't be accomplished by telephone in 1/10th or 1/100th the time.
But I'm wondering what business he did at last year's meeting that was so important it had to have been done there. Do you happen to remember?
Both Bob and Jonathan Kraft are on various committees.
The title of this get-together is The NFL's Annual Owner's Meeting, so until BB replaces Kraft as owner, this is non-news.
That is except for folks like Florio who make money via revenues and ratings based on stirring the pot and getting opposing fans riled up, pointing their fingers at each other.
The only thing I remember is that he apologized for the Spygate fiasco. Granted, however, I know exactly dick about what goes on at these league meetings.
Yes and no. Conferences are where you exchange the deepest gossip, arrange those "chance" conversations, renew old relationships, etc. That said, it makes tons of sense that this draft year is different from years past, so you set your priorities accordingly. Not a really big deal.
Post draft, I hope we read how Belichick skipped the league meetings in order to make his annual Florida scouting trip. And while there, he takes care of a little business with this Taylor fella at his home turf. Now THAT would be a worthy accomplishment...
BB is my God. F the haters.
Actually - those were all Pioli picks. The way they did it was BB got the first round, Pioli the second.
There's probably more than one nfl coach who would like to do the same thing except that the schmoozing is mandatory in this back-scratching, back-stabbing league.
I like the way you think.
I might be wrong but I think BB has missed this before and I think he isn't the first coach to miss it.
I would imagine a lot of work gets done at these meetings but I would bet most of the work is geared toward global NFL things and not individual team stuff but teams looking to make trades may use this time for that too. I would guess the Pats will plenty represented here including someone in the personell dept.
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