Tomase apologizes to Belichick?

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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    According to Andy Hart on PFW in Progress today, after Belichick had a short on-field press conference with the press there (Hart, Perillo, Casale, 2 from Globe, 2 from Herald, Pires, NECN, Patriots Today), Belichick had a 1-on-1 interview with Reiss. Following that, Tomase pulled aside BB and had about a 45-second exchange with Belichick, who didn't look particularly mad or happy. Tomase then talked with Dean Pees, who Tomase once wrote a big piece on.

    PFW in Progress thinks that every effort will be made to keep Tomase on the beat, but it might not work out.
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  2. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    BB probably said the same thing to tomase which he said to tom jackson.
  3. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    45 seconds doesn't make up for 4 months of chaos.
  4. nummit

    nummit Practice Squad Player

    I hope so....
  5. Deus Irae

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    "Bill, I'm sorry that my false report may have been (partly) responsible for your team not being as focused as they should have been for the Super Bowl, and might have helped keep you from going down as the greatest team in NFL history. I'm really, really sorry. Friends?"

    Yeah.... that'll work.
  6. miDeuce

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    Belichick then raised his right hand, with two fingers extended and Tomase collapsed to the ground, choking until he passed out. Someone overheard BB say: "Apology accepted Captain Donut"...

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  7. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Very true
  8. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    That is too funny.:rocker::rocker:
  9. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    I don't really chime in on this stuff much, but I was at the players hotel the day before the SB when all that stuff broke, and I'm not sure how much you know about the whole pre-SB prep environment (I know I didn't beforehand) but believe me, it is chaos (and had nothing to do with Tomase's article.)

    No one is watching TV or listening to talk radio. They are doing last second game prep and seeing their family off and getting ready to board a bus to be absconded off to some other secluded hotel.

    Even the mood in the hotel, with the fans, no one was buzzing about the latest SpyGate rumors. There wasn't a blink about it in the eye of the storm.

    I'm confident it had 0.00% to do with the loss.
  10. Deus Irae

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    Well, given that I've seen the impact late breaking stories have had on teams in the past, I don't share your confidence. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
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  11. Frezo

    Frezo In the Starting Line-Up

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    This is great. Tomase's stomach must've been in knots for the days leading up to this. He approaches BB and starts sweating like two squirrels phucking in a wool sock and BB just stares at him. smile, no frown, just ice. BB gives him just enough to place a slim ray of hope for forgiveness in his rattled brain, but leaves enough unsaid to make him wonder if he'll ever get more than one word answers from a sure fire HOF coach. Turn the screw slowly BB and be sure it stops to rust many times on the way in.
  12. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I am guessing BB listened, responded "it is what it is" and walked away.
  13. IcyPatriot

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    Bill to Tomase:

    John look, it is what it is, and it was what it was.

    Unfortunately John what you said it was and what it really was were different.

    John, you had 3 months to clear up what you said it was vs what it is and what it was.

    John ... you failed in all 3 areas of the game. You failed in:
    What it was
    What it is
    What it will become.

    Therefore John it is clear that because it is what it is,
    and because it was what it was,
    you are what you are, which John is irrelevant to the Patriots orginization.;)
  14. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Well, as we all know, the players always tell fans hanging around their hotel exactly what is going on the day before the superbowl, so you are probably right :rolleyes:

    THis was the day before the superbowl, but you are 100% confident that no player talked to his spouse or saw a newspaper or talked to a reporter or had any contact with the outside world for 36 hours until the superbowl?

    Are you a new fan or do you remember Chuck Fairbanks?
  15. Number Cruncher

    Number Cruncher Supporter Supporter

    Best. Analogy. Ever.
  16. Larry Whigham

    Larry Whigham Practice Squad Player

    Journalism 101. Don't apologize for a career blowing mistake with an apple fritter hanging out of your pocket.
  17. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Journalism 101...get the facts RIGHT!!! he even blew that again 3 pounds??? FAILED again!! he is irrelevent to me...
  18. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    We know the coaches and team staff were required to address this when they should have been preparing for the game. That certainly didn't help.

    I'm not naive enough to think that the players wouldn't have known about a such a significant story - nor that once they knew the context of the story it wouldn't have a significant impact on the players.

    These are not dumb guys - there's no question they would have known the implications of that story immediately, which served to cast even MORE doubt on their previous Super Bowls after after a long hard fought perfect season, with the story making headlines on the eve OF the Super Bowl.

    No one can speak for all the players but there's no way this wasn't a major issue of concern to at least SOME of the players.
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  19. 363839

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    I mean, WTF, the eve of the SB you got this Walsh thing but even more troublesome must have been the threat of congressional hearings and calling your star QB and HC to the stands. I mean , WTF.:mad:
  20. HSanders

    HSanders Practice Squad Player

    Very true. Jonathan Kraft even mentioned that it interfered when he did that WEEI interview a few weeks ago.
    I don't blame the loss on this at all, but to say it wasn't a distraction for the staff and took away some from their preparation for the game at the very least is hard to imagine.
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