Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Oct 6, 2008.
Davis won't get in any trouble.
He'll just say he has no recollection of the press conference, and based on that train wreck of a PC who's not going to believe that crazy ass old man.
Funny, I don't think the video cameras will claim they have no recollection of the conference.
You know, Goodell is truly an idiot. Why would he give a senile idiot the time of day by making this out to be a big deal? (According to Schefter, the Pats will be punished if Big Al has the goods [which we all know he doesn't] and the Raiders will be punished if he doesn't have the goods) BB and Randy Moss laughed it off, why doesn't Goodell? He has the worst habit of turning every molehill into a mountain, usually reflecting badly on the NFL in the process. I can't wait until Goodell is out of office. He actually ruins the game for me.
True, but the NFL will claim that those cameras were violating NFL rules and Goodell will fine the Patriots.
Press ConferenceGate, coming soon
Yeah I saw something on Schefter's blog earlier that I tried to start a thread with but couldn't due to some technical issues w/the site:
I'm glad the Pats took a stand on this and didn't let Davis and the Raiders make an unfounded accusation. Personally, I think Davis is confused as to what tampering is with his comment on Lombardi. If the Raiders don't prove this accusation looks like they will get fined.
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EDIT: It also looks like Moss and his reps were given permission to seek a trade not days but weeks prior to the trade date, see prior thread: http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...n-randy-reps-seek-trade-weeks-prior-move.html
Right, I was alluding to temporary insanity - which is what that sounded like to me OR heavily over medicated. Either of which would work, because no sane person does what he did.
I'm glad the Pats are taking the bull by the horns and I'm glad Davis will find himself nettled in the midst of controversy. He's done and while I'm no expert on the Raiders I think he's one reason they've sunk to such bottom-feeding levels. I'm wondering if Godell wouldn't love to have Davis out of there somehow.
Either you enforce the rules for all, or don't enforce them at all. Patriots were severely punished for violating a rule, and a recent memo by Goodell was a significant part of the violation.
Now Davis has violated a memo, and you think it is okay for him not to face any music.
Football is played on the field, and my enjoyment of what is played on the field is not "ruined" because the Commissioner is forcing another team to follow NFL rules. What part of this week's San Diego game will be ruined for you is Davis is reprimanded?
As far as BB and Moss laughing it off, that is simply a bald-faced lie. Moss refused comment. BB denied it. Neith thought it was very funny.
I assure you Kraft was not amused, either.
Goodell does not want teams criticizing each other. That policy makes the NFL look bad? How will the NFL look good to the public if teams make pubic statements about other teams violating rules whenever they want, without being required to back it up?
Just more reason to beat the Raiders mercilessly when we head back out west later in the season.
Suppose Tannenbaum had said the Pats had tampered with Hobson while he was still a Jet during a PC that was all about something else? Wouldn't you be pleased if Goodell took appropiate action? Davis did the same thing. Even if it's only a wrist slap, something needs to happen.
I hereby challenge all Patriots fans that if they see or come in contact with Al Davis to ask him what he thinks of the "Tuck Rule".
Oh, please let this happen.
Was there ever any league "discipline" for the tampering charges that occurred in the whole Favre/GB/Vikings fiasco?
The league office found no basis to the accusation.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
I sincerely hope that wasn't a Freudian slip there. . . .
Al Davis was only trying to kill two birds in one stone for his own failure. Basically creating slanderous remarks about his coach to cover up the fact that he has had 5 coaches in 6 years. And also the fact that he let Randy Moss go for basically nothing. He is deflecting all the blame off himself like some 6 year old kid. This guy has truly stepped out of reality.
Right - so why keep it front & center? The old man has lost his marbles & blames everyone else for his ineptitude. Why do there need to be countless memos?
I can't believe Schefter can actually write this with a straight face:
"The NFL takes accusations against other teams, and especially tampering charges, extremely seriously."
Bawaaahaaahaaa. Stop it, Adam. You're killing me.
The only thing missing was an ice cream scooper and sand to calculate the strawberry ice cream that was missing......................
(hopefully not too obscure a reference)
so if the pats are not guilty of anything, shouldnt davis be punished for lying about them in the press? I agree about godell, he sucks and i have lost some interest in the nfl over the last few years. i used to pay attention to all the teams now i only pay attention to a few
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