The longest 25 days in Patriots history

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by fierce, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. fierce

    fierce Practice Squad Player

    #87 Jersey

    Am I the only one who can't wait to see camp start?

    This Hernandez news has been so draining that it's easy to forget there's a season starting soon. In 25 days this team will regroup and start the grind again.

    I can't wait to see what this team becomes this year and who breaks out and contributes in the vacuum.
  2. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Lost in all the non-football news is all of the actual sports news (understandably so). Hopefully in the next week or so the focus can shift to the roster battles in training camp; there should be plenty of them worth discussing, as well as plenty of new players like Adrian Wilson and the rookies to take a loot at.
  3. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Hate to be a wet blanket but once the trial starts this whole situation will hover like a dark cloud over the team and the franchise throughout the season.
  4. bloodymaryj

    bloodymaryj Rookie

    Can't wait for football to start- It's always fun to see who steps up and who gets cut. I'm counting the days.
  5. fierce

    fierce Practice Squad Player

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    I'm sure it's something they'll have to hear about all season but it's also something that will keep them acutely focused all season.

    The biggest distractions in Patriots history have been Bledsoe/Brady, Milloy being cut, and Spygate. None are murder mind you, but each one of those seasons has something in common.
  6. AƟƟynormal

    AƟƟynormal Supporter Supporter

    Geez, "The Longest xx Day" was D-Day, in June of '44. I know, I saw the movie.

    Who says there will be a trial. "25 to Life" or plea bargain it down. I bet he takes the plea (if he gets one). Anyway, he's gone now and forever from this football team. In fact they'll hand out whats-his-name's number soon. Here's how any turmoil will be handled:

    BB: We're moving on.
    News Dope: ...... but the Cruise Ship sank with all Hands and Passengers?!
    BB: We're moving on.
    News Dope: A Patsfan was at the helm! :eek:
    BB: We're moving on.
    Rinse and Repeat.

    So, that's about it. I love football and only 25 days to TC is wonderful in any year, NOT just this year. :)
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    This trial will not start until well after the NFL season, the wheels of justice move slowly for a reason..
  8. PP2

    PP2 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Hate to be a wet blanket to your wet blanket, but frankly we will never hear the end of it. Ray Lewis had his trial 13 years ago and he and the team is still getting it to this day.
  9. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Agreed but that is the challenge. They'll be another court date in a few weeks, then a grand jury, then an incitement hearing, then jury selection....Ugh.

    The problem is that it'll drag out...
  10. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

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    I don't think so. I might feel that way if Ahern was still a Patriot, but he isn't. The team has moved on and I certainly have as well. My emotional investment in the guy doesn't go beyond pity and curiosity at this stage.
  11. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Good points. They don't have a better coach to navigate them through this off-the-field stuff. However those were immensely talented veteran teams that were in a good position to handle those situations. Not sure about this group.
  12. Bruins29

    Bruins29 In the Starting Line-Up

    Dont be fooled. We will be cheaters and murders. It just goes with the territory of a winner. If we diddnt keep winning nobody would care and need to look for alternative ammo. For them, winning games against us dosent work well.
  13. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    Dark clouds don't tackle or score points.

    The Patriots won 18 straight games in 2007 with a football related dark cloud on them every moment.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013
  14. lurker1965

    lurker1965 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'm guessing a tie with a bunch of summer solstices.

  15. lurker1965

    lurker1965 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yes, the stigma will last until February. :D
  16. lurker1965

    lurker1965 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Difference being Modell stood by his obstruction of justice-er. Kraft cut his.
  17. Silver Blue&Red

    Silver Blue&Red In the Starting Line-Up

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    this :eek:hwell:
  18. JMC00

    JMC00 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    He is no longer with the team, so any media looking to get a comment will be stonewalled right off the bat and the trial will likely not start until sometime next year.
  19. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Accurate but stonewalling doesn't prevent it from not being on the news...
  20. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

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    I don't see it being a thing for too long. Spygate was the perfect story because it could be constantly rehashed and speculated on from different angles since it was a football issue.

    Unless they start questioning if other Patriots are murderers, I don't see how this can be talked about and hold viewer interest for a whole football season. And if someone DOES say something like "So, I'll bet Tom Brady has murdered a person or two...I doubt Hernandez did it on his own!" I'm sure they will be sued for libel within an hour.

    The difference between us and Baltimore is obvious: one stayed on the team and one was cut before the police were done cuffing him. Even the trolls on PFT's message board see the difference.

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