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  1. SVN

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    In case anyone is interested
    http://allthingsbillbelichick.com/articles/2006/emnotugly.htm

    http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=15159&pcid=47

    So all the media guys creating stories about BB being pissed because mangini left should try and find the real reasons of the grudge.
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    Good pick-up, SVN. I thought recent reports sounded like conjecture, myself.
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    #95 Jersey

    its def cuz of deion branch
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    Absolutely. It all stems from the Branch saga.
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    Wow! I had missed those quotes (and posts). Lazy journalism, yellow journalism, incompetent journalism? Maybe one of them and maybe all three. Either way, it seems those quotes are a prima facia debunking of the media's "BB is pissed cause he didn't want him to leave". Obviously, something else transpired to cause a rift. The story about Mangini's lobbying and pursuit of Patriot staff while still with the Patriots seems a more plausible explanation. And it is quite the royal stabbing in the back IF true. IF true, I hope the guy falls REALLY flat on his face next season! Would Charlie and Romeo have done that? Maybe but somehow I think these guys would have had the respect for BB to wait until they signed the dotted line before looking to do what's best for the their new team. And those guys owe much less to BB than Mangini does.
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    This is awesome! Great work. Thanks.

    I hope we can forward this to the Herald columnist, Tony Massarotti, who writes in his column ("Bill’s recognition factor: Mangini earns praise", BH website, Jan 4, 2007, http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=175260) that:

    "Only three days remain before the latest installment of the Border War (Mangini Edition), and let the record show that Belichick this time fired the first shot. Certainly, it didn’t have to be this way. Mangini left his post as defensive coordinator of the Pats nearly a year ago to become head coach of the Jets, an especially wise career move now that Mangini is a leading candidate for NFL coach of the year.

    For whatever reason, Belichick regarded that as a personal affront. In the process, he made far more of Mangini’s departure than anyone else, a particularly amusing bit of irony given that Belichick typically trains his players to avoid even remotely controversial behavior."

    Why can't he take the effort to investigate and give his opinion on the probable reasons why BB is miffed with Mangini? Had he done his basic work, he clearly wouldn't have written the above. "Personal affront"??? What a smear of BB.:mad:

    When it is clearly apparent to even the fans that the reasons probably had to do with Mangini attempting to hire valued members of the Pats and tampering with the Branch discussions, why isn't this not even mentioned by these columnists??

    I think that this will be the last I will read his column...
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    The funny thing is, even when someone on their own show (say...Tom Curran) says that it has nothing to do with him going to the Jets, they still repeat the same thing the very next day, or possibly in the very next segment.

    Even after all this time it still frustrates me that the majority of media members are lazy and/or incompetent. I understand it, but even so...

    :( :explative
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    You know, even if it was simply a matter of him leaving abruptly, it would be hard to blame BB for being p****d. He invested years developing this guy. How many times can you do that in the space of one career? It's a thankless business, I guess.
    It will be interesting to see how it plays out for Eric. IMHO, his personal lack of discipline will be his undoing.

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