Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
Ian do you have a sense for whether Wickersham's more likely getting this information from Belichick or Kraft?
I don't think it's either. He usually references numerous unnamed sources and interviews. From his style and how he attributes quotes and information, it seems that he isn't being fed the story from one of the major characters. I think it's more likey he talks to a lot of lower level guys, staffers, perhaps family members, and other people around the NFL, which gives him rumors/bits to get confirmed by people inside the Patriots organization. Just my guess...his writing style and source citing is pretty unique because he approaches the Patriots like a serious investigative reporter rather than a sports writer.
Also, I'm the first to acknowledge that when the original article came out a few years ago, I called BS based on all unnamed sources. However, he has bought quite a bit of credibility since his story checks out...and I will say he is pretty careful with his writing style to suggest rather than declare.