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  1. Danny Boy®

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    What are Kraft's thoughts?

    I wonder what Myra and Bob think of their HC of the NEP?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20715148/

    Edited due to some whining...now I cant be accused of "stealing"

    either way, the headline fits..."Belichick has track record of classlessness"
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    There is already a thread devoted to this, dumbass. And quoting entire articles is annoying, and also theft.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    If I had to guess, I'd say Mr Kraft is thinking that you should probably read the board a bit before starting a new thread
  4. Danny Boy®

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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Theft? LOL.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Copyright theft. Yes it is, and has the potential to get the owners of the site into a hole, so please take it off and put a link instead.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Just as soon as the 1,000's of other articles posted here are moved.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    You'll find they are mostly excerpts from articles, two/three parargraphs. That's acceptable. Ripping an entire article off is not. But I wouldn't expect you to do the right thing anyway. I guess we'll just have to wait for the mods to do it for us.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Oh looks its the town drunk again.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    I posted where it came from. If a mod says I did it the wrong way, and if there are no other articles like this on the site, I'll change it.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Danny88, you may want to change your time. It's too close to the *other's*.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    It's a pretty safe bet that "the Kraftys" think you are a moron, that can't follow fairly plainly stated RULES

    Pay real close attention to #3

    Oh, perhaps this thread is one of those "rules free" threads. So people can be free to call you both ignorant and stupid. RIGHT? Not that I am or anything. I'm just inquiring.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Huh ??????
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Every Village has an idiot, we have Danny Boy.
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    Re: What are Kraftys thoughts?

    Hey! Its me boy Nonut!

    Is that BB pissin on the Chargers?
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    A newbie tried to ask this question and was made fun of. It is a serious question for some. What do you think the feelings of the Krafts are toward the team's attitudes with regard to NFL rules?

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    SOME OBSERVATIONS

    1) The Krafts have often not drafted a player, or even cut a player, because of character issue. Obviously, that does not apply to top stars, but character is an issue in choosing players.

    2) Kraft has been a leader in trying to clean up the image of the league.

    3) The Krafts have tried not be directly involved in football operations, ignoring all the nonsense with regard to making fun of injury designations, and being totally non-cooperative with the press. The Krafts have publicly ignored the violations by Harrison.

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    The question is what, if anything, will the Krafts do to right the ship, or are they content to see the image of the patriots be transformed into that of the 1980's Raiders?
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    Theyve certainly got themselves in a pickle.
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    Based on what I have read, this is an extremely premature thread.. and discussion is not warranted.
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    I understand where you are coming from and am also curious to know what the Krafts will do but would like to differ with you about 'righting the ship'.

    I think we are battling a series of bad PR, some no doubt the mistake of the players and some, pure bad timing plus a bitter press/teams eager to throw dirt on us. So, to the extent it involves cheating, I am eager to know where the Krafts stand. But in terms of exploiting grey area/not-so-clear rules, I think the entire league is trying to maximize what little advantage it can use. So, I wouldn't use that to infer that the ship is going astray.
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    I agree, until the contents of the tape is verified by the NFL, this issue is nothing more the Bad Press on the Pats. I get the feeling there's going to tons of this all year. Honestly, the only reason this is getting so much press, it's the Pats.
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    I heard it was Jonathan Kraft with the camera. Mara was processing the live feed and Bob was sending the signals to Brady.
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    I think it's a legit question, but I think it needs to be rephrased.
    a) Will Kraft step forward now to address the allegations? Whether true or not, the perception reflects poorly on the team and he may address that.
    b) If the allegations are true, regardless of whether video-taping and other tactics are commonplace, what will Kraft's reaction be then?

    I believe Kraft will stand by Belichick in the same way Belichick stood by Rodney. The team will take its punishment, apologize to the fans and to the other teams, state that it will not happen again, and that they have put policies into place (which they will publicly describe) ensuring that it won't happen again.

    It's the only way to put the matter behind them and to ensure it doesn't affect the brand or the team.
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    I tend towards the cautious, but I disagree. This story has legs, it's doing real damage to the team's reputation and I fear it could affect the locker room. The patriots need to come up with a media strategy that is more than "head in the sand" vis a vis their players, their fans, the media and the league. If it didn't happen, Belichick has to come out and say so. If it did happen, he has to take a cue from Rodney Harrison, face the music and get the story behind him.
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    From the reports, the camera was immediately confiscated and sent to the NFL offices in a sealed package.

    .........Wouldn't it be great is there was no film inside?

    That it was a mindgame by BB all along?

    That this is his revenge on the Jets (and the NY media) for all their worminess in the weeks leading up to the game?

    I must be true to myself. If that isn't the case and they were flat out cheating, then whoever is responsible should be punished. No excuses.
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    I KNOW how the Krafts feel about cheating, by our team and by others. I KNOW how they feel about substance abuse violations. I KNOW how they feel about character issues. And finally, I KNOW how they feel about conduct detrimental to the PR of the team and of the NFL.

    What I don't know, and expect not to know, is what the Krafts are going to do about the building set of instances whereby his NEP show blatant disregard for the NFL, its rules and its public relations.

    And yes, I do understand that many hear don't care about these violations, and don't accept the attitude of the Krafts toward character issues. The raiders syndrome is rampant. Many want to win and don't care about rules violations or even public conduct.
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    I agree 100% with your post.

    I just want to find out all the facts about that tape before making any judgements in this instance.
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    I say this with utter seriousness: What the HELL is wrong with the 1980's Raiders? They had perhaps the best attendance and revenues and ratings impact on the league in some time. I lived in LA at the time. I hated them with a passion but come on, that's sports. That's the point. It is an image they are rightly PROUD OF, as in:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1414183115323448274

    Boy, have the pink hats and PC police invaded football. This isn't a moral issue people, it's a game! There is no higher power involved. The rules of the game and the league are totally arbitrary and amoral. There is no ancient talmudic text that gives us the "spirit" behind the letter of any of this, whether it's pass interference rules, or the salary cap, or any of the other rules of football. There is only the letter of the rule, and the punishment, and the risk you accept when you push that line.

    Kind of makes me sick reading some of the sanctimonious crap on these boards lately.
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    Good post, Vern. And sorry MG, but the LAST person I'd want holding sway over any Patriots-related matter is Myra Kraft. The woman is a feminazi.
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    Couple of points to keep in mind MG since you've been on a bit of a cranky-assed tear of late where image is concerned.

    Most of what you are upset about is only message board fodder. Spend less time here (if you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen) and it will lessen your melodramatic perceptions.

    Barely heard mention of Rodney this weekend. This will be gone by next week. Just like baby-gate and divorcee gate, but rest assured another gate will be soon to follow. Paranoia and jealousy run deep in a 32 team league where all but the owners serve as employees at will.

    Parity is a concept lots of folks hang their employment hat on in this league, and BB is perceived as the single most serious threat to that perception since Vince Lombardi by a lot of people who don't want to be held accountable for the inept product they put on the field this weekend. Did you watch the MNF double header last night? Half the staffs and/or FO's in the league should be fired this AM for gross incompetence.

    But that's a story nobody wants to cover. Better to pile on the most successful HC/FO in the last decade because doing so deflects attention away from just how pathetically uncompetitive 80% of the teams in this league are at this very moment.

    The ship is fine Mg. Just some of the deck hands are getting squirrely that they have to remain on deck while the captain and his officers navigate through some chop. They forget what Bob and Myra adn Jonathan had to go through to hire a guy the media already contended was disingenuous pond scum and a cheater who took a dying owners money and then like a lunatic tendered his resignation on a ****tail napkin. They all slapped on their dramamine patches and a long time ago, their fan base just seriously misjudges/misinterprets their business accumen.

    I suggest those who can't tolerate a little seasonal pitch and roll just slink below decks and curl up into a ball with a bucket nearby until the ship returns to calmer waters or reaches landfall in the Arizona desert in February. Then you can all safely come above decks again. :D
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    I am ashamed of the number of fans on this site who have found it necessary to post thread-after-thread about the non-issue of stealing signals.

    We just played on of the most dominant games in years, our team looks very powerful and we have a playoff type game this Sunday that has far reaching implications and you're all acting like Patriots turn-coats.

    Stop it, you're embaressing me and insulting everything the Patriots have done for us...

    AND IT'S MAKING ME SICK!:mad:

    The Patriots have not signed any player with a criminal record, so what the hell are you talking about...questionable character, please!

    What type of questionable character are you referring to my friend? signing a guys that other teams had "Issues" has NOTHING TO DO WITH QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER. The only bad signing the patriots could make would be one where someone was a convicted criminal or had several complaints for beating his wife.

    Please share with us one single player the Krafts have hired that was a mistake based upon questionable "CHARACTER". If you don't, then you're a coward and full of hot air and a miserable example of a fan!
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    Very nice analogy, Mo. Kudos.
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