Very significant: Kraft gave BB the game ball last night!

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  1. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

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    Nice to see that Kraft and BB are on the same page through all of the Goodell/Manjudas/Fisher/Polian/Casserly shenanigans:

    Belichick will turn over materials for NFL spying probe
    Updated: Sep17, 2007, 01:37 PM EDT

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick will comply with the NFL's latest request in its spying investigation and provide any notes or tapes made from video recordings similar to those that drew a stiff penalty against him and the team.

    "Of course," he said, when asked about the request for materials.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fined Belichick $500,000 and the team $250,000 on Thursday for violating a league rule that prohibits clubs from using a sideline camera to videotape the opponent's sideline. New England also must forfeit a first-round draft pick next year if it makes the playoffs or a second- and third-rounder if it doesn't.

    A video camera was confiscated from a Patriots employee during the first quarter of the team's 38-14 win over the New York Jets on Sept. 9.

    Goodell said Sunday he expected the club to give the league the information it sought.

    "I'm very confident the Patriots are going to abide by the rules," he said. "They understand that the consequences could increase."

    The Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 38-14 on Sunday night without the video camera, but many questions at Belichick's regular Monday news conference dealt with the investigation. He tried to shift the focus to the latest win and next Sunday's home game against Buffalo.

    Team owner Robert Kraft gave Belichick the game ball Sunday night.

    "I appreciated it. It's a nice gesture. The most important thing is to put that (game) behind us," Belichick said. "It's time to move on."
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  2. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

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    I look at that not only for what it is - but as an "FU" to Goodell and the rest of the Hypocrits in the NFL and media.

    Basically what it comes down to is this - The Players, Fans, and Front Office of the New England Patriots know that signal stealing goes on everywhere, and make note of every coach and ex coach that has acknowledged "interpreting the rules" just as Belichick did.

    Everyone else - the media, owners, fans, players coaches - is ignorant or unabashadley disingenious.

    There's not much we can do about that - aside from winning and shoving everyone's snide comments down their throats.
  3. Hoodie

    Hoodie 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    In his post-game comments last night BB said "Mr. Kraft has been awesome this week." So rumors of an impending rift between the coach and ownership maybe greatly exaggerated.
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