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  1. PatsRI

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    A good read:
    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/patriots/view.bg?articleid=1032305

    -"It is worth noting that some of the people who were most outraged at Belichick’s subterfuge - we speak of the New York fans at the Jets-Pats game in the Meadowlands - cheered when their gutsy quarterback hobbled off the field in agony. Oh, but a camera. Those classless losers draw the line at a camera."

    -"So take his money. Take the draft pick. Brand him like a prize cow, if it makes you feel better. But in the end, Belichick was doing what he has always done, what he was hired to do, when he sent his camera boy onto the sidelines at Giants Stadium. He was looking for an edge, anything to help his team win a game, like he does every week, like every coach who hopes to last longer than a house plant does."

    -"Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no conscience in football, at least not in NFL football. The truth is there’s no ethical line. That’s why a great man like Dick MacPherson was gone after two seasons with the Patriots, and another terrific guy, Pete Carroll, ended up in college, where there is still a few slots open for well-adjusted human beings in the coaching ranks."

    -"It is only fitting that in a week the rest of the world was calling for Belichick’s head on a stick, it was revealed the Patriots gave him a contract extension through 2013. He is an arrogant, cheating, ruthless, rule-breaking maniac, and all of New England is damn lucky to have him."
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    The tide is starting to turn, or winning cures everything..
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    Good cross thread promotion:D
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    Belichick's like a football computer... sometimes, a little too much.
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    great article!

    EVERYONE HERE SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL CONGRATUALING HIM!

    or else they just see how many emails felger gets.

    this is roll call on this forum! are you with the pats or against?!!!
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    I did like this comment...

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    #12 Jersey

    The word of the season is defiance.

    **** "contrition".
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    #12 Jersey

    I hate Callahan on so many levels and was sad to see him come back and then he goes and writes something that makes sense. :bricks:

    Although his Carl Everett / Jimy Williams article where he has them having a fictional conversation is one of the funniest pieces ever.
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    i dont have callahan on my growing blacklist Everlong..and from what i see looking at his recent articles..i cant find anything anti-pats. :confused:
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    You missed my point that Callahan's perspective on this issue has somewhat redeemed him for me. His take on other issues and more to the point his inflexible nature of debate where he takes the most extreme microcosm and uses that to defend his perspective drives me nuts.
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    And something the ethics professors including some here who would criticize him for undermining the Kraft's integrity need to always remember:

    "Eight years ago, someone from New England reached out to Bill Belichick, then an assistant to Bill Parcells with the Jets, and told him he had a better deal waiting for him in Foxboro. They were offering the whole package: big money, better players, complete control, no more large, pear-shaped shadow lurking over every aspect of his life.

    Belichick was interested, but he also was under contract. He had promised the Jets he would take the reins from Big Bill, who was moving upstairs in the organization, but then something better came along. It was a lesson Belichick learned from Parcells: Contracts are made to be broken. The man in the mirror is all that matters.

    After a long, nasty battle that played out on the front of the New York tabloids, Bob Kraft gave the Jets a first-round pick and the Jets gave Kraft their odd, eccentric, disheveled, dour defensive coordinator. Jets president Steve Guttman called Belichick “someone in turmoil.” He said it like that’s a bad thing.

    Eight years later, Tom Brady [stats] calls him “the greatest coach in the history of the NFL.”


    Kraft, who paid $175 million for a team now worth more than a billion, has made many smart moves as owner of the Patriots [team stats]. This, we’d have to say, was the smartest. He gave up the draft pick, he took the PR hit, and he handed his team over to the guy who looked like he lived in a cardboard box under a bridge."



    And the rest his critics spanning the globe would do well to ponder this:

    Belichick is an NFL lifer, a man who has been coaching in the pros for 33 of his 55 years. He thrives in a dark world where the well-adjusted need not apply, where a player can get paralyzed Sunday and barely disrupt the practice schedule, and where Frank Gore can run for two touchdowns four days after the death of his 46-year-old mother. It is a brutal, bloody, unforgiving game they play, and thanks to Bill Belichick, we now know just how low NFL coaches will go to win a game.

    Sometimes they will even videotape an opposing coach. :eek:

    Say it ain’t so, coach. Our faith in the integrity of the game has been shattered. :rofl:

    "It is worth noting that some of the people who were most outraged at Belichick’s subterfuge - we speak of the New York fans at the Jets-Pats game in the Meadowlands - cheered when their gutsy quarterback hobbled off the field in agony. And I would add were ambivalent when their HC sent him hobbling back onto that field poised to be a sitting duck in a league where there are no guaranteed contracts... Oh, but a camera. Those classless losers draw the line at a camera.

    Did he cross an ethical line? That’s a joke, right? Belichick apologized because he got arrogant and he got caught. He cost his owner a quarter of a million dollars, and he cost his team a first-rounder...He probably feels bad. No way does he feel guilty. He’s been using the video camera for years, and it’s done his Patriots more good than harm.

    Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no conscience in football, at least not in NFL football. The truth is there’s no ethical line. In the NFL, you bow your head and pray for Kevin Everett or for Liz Gore, or again I would add or Steve Belichick or recently for a couple of HC's your young sons and then you go out and try to hurt someone. And they, in turn, try to hurt you. It is a cold, hard, inhumane way to make a living, and nobody does it better than Belichick.

    It is only fitting that in a week the rest of the world was calling for Belichick’s head on a stick, it was revealed the Patriots gave him a contract extension through 2013. He is an arrogant, cheating, ruthless, rule-breaking maniac, and all of New England is damn lucky to have him."
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    a ok..no i understood about the redemption part..didnt know about the micro part
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    Gotta hand it to Gerry....this is a good one!
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    bump for those who missed it.
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    this is a great read and should have more hits.

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