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Kraft wants to "solve the problem" with Brady

Responding to a report that there’s a “disconnect” between the New England Patriots and Tom Brady, owner Robert Kraft said he wants to fix the problem — if it is a problem.

“Look, we are so lucky to have Tom Brady,” Kraft told the Boston Globe. “He’s under contract. He’s here. I’m privileged to have a pretty special relationship with him. And I think he knows how I feel about him. I think we both want to solve the problem, or the issue. I don’t know that it’s a problem . . . it’s complicated.”

Brady has said he doesn’t want to talk about his contract publicly, and Kraft seems to feel the same way.

“We basically have had a policy that we keep all those conversations between the principals, so it’s not something we’re going to discuss or do in the media,” Kraft said.

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  1. watters7 says: Jun 11, 2010 6:56 AM

    Tom Brady is a good QB.

  2. blackglass says: Jun 11, 2010 7:04 AM

    He may as well have said “Puppies are cute”, cause that statement has as much info as the one he gave.

  3. Tom Mitchell says: Jun 11, 2010 7:20 AM

    This is how the Pats have always done business. You know they’re waiting to see what Manning gets. Just stay patient. GO PATS!

  4. DonTerrelli says: Jun 11, 2010 7:26 AM

    They’re waiting to see what the Colts give Manning before giving the new contract to Brady.

  5. JimmySmith says: Jun 11, 2010 7:28 AM

    “Solve the problem”? The problem is that Brady can’t win a Superbowl if Bellicheat ain’t videotaping and giving him all the defensive signals.
    Keep me posted on the solution.

  6. joetoronto says: Jun 11, 2010 7:34 AM

    watters7 says: June 11, 2010 6:56 AM
    Tom Brady is a good QB.
    ==========================================
    Excellent, what else do you have for us, watters?

  7. blackglass says: Jun 11, 2010 7:42 AM

    Actually Jimmy, the problem is that your parents didn’t abort you. That would have solved alot of issues.

  8. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 7:49 AM

    It’s more Shady Brady and Bill Billicheat- too bad the future results won’t match the past ***

  9. Pats333 says: Jun 11, 2010 7:54 AM

    It’s complicated leads me to believe that his time is nearing the end if Foxboro.
    I could see TFB finishing the 2010 season, getting franchised for 2011, sometime inbetween a new CBA gets hammered out eliminating the franchise tag. The a 35yr old Tom Brady goes home to SF and finishes his career out.
    Being a Pats fan, I’m actually okay with that scenario as long as Brady commits to the team for those years and Lord Belichick drafts a replacement earlier than the 7th round.

  10. BostonTym says: Jun 11, 2010 8:01 AM

    “The problem is that Brady can’t win a Superbowl if Bellicheat ain’t videotaping and giving him all the defensive signals. ”
    The “intellectual jihad” lives.
    Cheers, BostonTim

  11. aec4 says: Jun 11, 2010 8:18 AM

    This just proves the Pats won because of defense… now it’s aging and not very good, so they do not win.

  12. Duan says: Jun 11, 2010 8:23 AM

    I know a lot of you will disagree with me, but I just don’t see them signing him to a long extension.
    Belicheck is always thinking of the future, that was what he did with the Bledsoe/Brady situation. Heck, he dumped Bernie in Cleveland.
    I think if they still had Cassel, Brady would really be in trouble, but I don’t see them trying to keep him long term.
    The guy took them to four Super Bowls and won three of them.
    His days are finished in New England and he knows it, that’s why he said there’s a disconnect. Just like he bumped Bledsoe out of the way, nows his turn! It’s the nature of the beast playing the quarterback position in the NFL.
    At least he can say he got’em their first ring!
    But look for Belicheck to probably move on to the quarterback of the future.

  13. Patsfan1776 says: Jun 11, 2010 8:40 AM

    Patriots need to move on. Brady can’t handle the marriage and kids thing and a job. Throws like crap all last season and then frowns to make it look like he is made at himself for making bad throws. Without Welker catching balls off his shoestrings or reaching behind, Brady is just an average QB at this point of his life. Some people can handle family and jobs and some can’t. Brady can’t and it seems that the Patriots front office senses this.

  14. Bossman says: Jun 11, 2010 8:51 AM

    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy,
    You are a shit-for-brains.

  15. ampats says: Jun 11, 2010 8:53 AM

    This contract will get done, same as Manning.
    The players know it and the owners know it.
    Jimmy Smith,
    The solution in Wiscomsin is to go up to a lake and go whore mongering and drag your teamates thru a rape investigation and other members of your defensive line dealing quanties of drugs

  16. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jun 11, 2010 8:54 AM

    “Solve the problem”?? LOL!!
    It’s called – Pay The Man — about $120 million. What were you thinking? If you were going to jack around like this, why the f*ck did you let Matt Cassel go??
    Do I got to run your organization for you dumb-a$$es?
    Brady to the Raiders – mark it down. Patsies have begun their very CowGirl-like streak of 15 seasons without a playoff win

  17. spudz says: Jun 11, 2010 8:55 AM

    OH Jimmy you are sooooo smart….cant fool you now can we……IDIOT

  18. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 9:00 AM

    “Solve the problem”? The problem is that Brady can’t win a Superbowl if Bellicheat ain’t videotaping and giving him all the defensive signals.
    Keep me posted on the solution.
    ——
    Agreed.. Brady is an average QB with one great year once you take away the cheating part.
    Good luck being the next Mark Rypien, Mr. Brady.

  19. Boss Hog says: Jun 11, 2010 9:05 AM

    i hope somebody cracks tom brady’s pelvis is four places

  20. Bdrunk says: Jun 11, 2010 9:08 AM

    “I’m privileged to have a pretty special relationship with him. And I think he knows how I feel about him.”
    GAY

  21. Bullet six says: Jun 11, 2010 9:09 AM

    @JimmySmith
    2000-2007 spygating
    Tainted superbowls
    2001*
    2003*
    2004*
    After spygating
    2008- no playoff appearance
    2009- choked 33-14

  22. Ace613 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:21 AM

    @IAG and JimmySmith
    2001 World Champs
    2003 World Champs
    2004 World Champs
    Division titles the last Decade: To many to list
    2007 MVP Tom Brady
    IAG/JimmySmith’s jibberish: Who cares.
    Get over it. I said this in a previous post and I will say it again: IAG for someone that claims to have been in the military, you sure are a whiny little bitch. Pull your big girl panties up unless you are doing your Ben impersonation. All your little comments will never downplay anything that the Patriots have done. I have been a Patriots fan thru the crappiest of times and thru the best of times. Funny how your own former coach Cowher said that the taping had nothing to do with the championships, yet you know more right? Gee, they can videotape at specific spots, but just because they werent in the “approved” spot, that makes such a HUGE difference? Go back to playing PowderPuff Football, you know nothing about the sport.

  23. realitypolice says: Jun 11, 2010 9:23 AM

    Since he loves LA so much, he can sign with the Vikings when they move there.

  24. No1billsfan says: Jun 11, 2010 9:24 AM

    I sure hope the Pats re-sign him as I am looking forward to Aaron Maybin rushing off the edge and laying Tom Lady out like the bitch he is.

  25. JoeSixPack says: Jun 11, 2010 9:25 AM

    The “problem” may be that Kraft, Irsay and other NFL owners are looking at an inability to shell out $40 – $60 million in guaranteed signing bonuses at a time when there’s a strong probability of a work stoppage.
    Kraft also has to pay the mortgage on a $400 million stadium as well.
    The question may be whether Manning and Brady will defer portions of their guaranteed bonus money – but they likely aren’t all that keen to do so…
    If the NFL isn’t paying what obligation would any owner have to pay deferred signing bonuses?
    So we’ve got two owners being asked to pay out the biggest signing bonuses in NFL history on the eve of a work stoppage which precludes the players from accepting deferred payments.
    That’s a problem.

  26. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 9:30 AM

    Ace613 says:
    June 11, 2010 9:21 AM
    I have been a Patriots fan thru the crappiest of times and thru the best of times and through the cheating times!

    FIXED!
    oh and it wasn’t because they video taped in the wrong area.. it was because they video taped signals.. get your facts straight before you try and prove a point. This is the main reason people continue to harp on the Pats, their fans continuously think they did nothing wrong.

  27. Ace613 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:41 AM

    @whatdiga
    Wow, so original, you got me there (sarcasm)
    because at the approved locations they wouldnt be able to tape that either right? Just like other coaches said they have done that. Or why coaches hide behind their play cards when they are calling plays?

  28. PFTiswhatitis says: Jun 11, 2010 9:53 AM

    “aec4 says:
    June 11, 2010 8:18 AM
    This just proves the Pats won because of defense… now it’s aging and not very good, so they do not win.”
    Umm maybe you ought to actually do some catching up or even a little research. The Pats D is no longer old, it is now young. They will come along. Oh and they are still on top of the AFC East even though the Jets fans would have you believe they are.

  29. Ace613 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:54 AM

    Here, i will take a page out of IAG’s comment anytime something about the Patriots is made and reverse the roll.
    The Patriots could have never taped the Steelers signals because:
    1. Harrison would slap it around pretending it was his woman.
    2. Ben would then rape it.
    3. Santonio would smoke a doobie with it.
    4. Reed would then piss on it
    Wow, thats actually really easy to do, I see why IAG has so much fun with his comments now

  30. JimmySmith says: Jun 11, 2010 9:59 AM

    blackglass says:
    Actually Jimmy, the problem is that your parents didn’t abort you. That would have solved alot of issues.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Signs of superior intellect, when on the losing side, whip out the old’ abortion comments, nice, real nice.
    May the bad karma that follows the Patriots be set upon you and your family for comments that low. Truth is, it doesn’t bother me in the least considering the source (a Patriot’s fan). Must the drinking water up there in Boston, you kept a known murderer in the US Senate for over 30 years, your other Senator is best known for lying about his service in Viet Nam (you know he served in Viet Nam, if not, he will remind you every 15 seconds), and a gerbil packing congressman who is not known for telling the truth. No wonder Bellicheat is a hero; he is a modest piece of pond scum compared to your publicly elected officials.

  31. mama tried says: Jun 11, 2010 10:07 AM

    what does his real boss Giselle think of all this?!?!
    There she goes bitchin’ again Brady… oh no, that’s just in your head!!!!
    hahahhahahahahhahahahhahhahahahahhahhaahahah

  32. Jeremy says: Jun 11, 2010 10:09 AM

    There won’t be a “hometown discount” this time. Pats are going to have to pay him.

  33. Memp! says: Jun 11, 2010 10:12 AM

    you all sound like morons

  34. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 10:20 AM

    Ace613 says:
    June 11, 2010 9:41 AM
    @whatdiga
    Wow, so original, you got me there (sarcasm)
    because at the approved locations they wouldnt be able to tape that either right? Just like other coaches said they have done that. Or why coaches hide behind their play cards when they are calling plays?
    —-
    See.. you don’t even know what’s going on. It’s illegal to video tape, but not illegal to have someone stand on the sidelines and try to and decipher the signals. Hence the covering of the face. And they cover their face because most pass plays are long and run plays are short. So they can figure out whether a pass or run play is being called simply by watching the lips and seeing how long the call is.
    And if you need to know why there is a difference between having someone sit on the sidelines and try to decipher signals versus video taping and watching a signal over and over to decipher a signal, then you are far more clueless that any of your posts have ever let on.
    Just admit your team cheated for 8 years (as they themselves have actually admitted to) and get over it.

  35. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 10:26 AM

    whatdiga, obviously you never got over that 52-7 loss to the Pats three years ago, but you’re incorrect. Read the entire memo as well as the entire league rule rather than trying to twist a few words out of context from the memo to try to back up your point.
    The league rule is “no video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches’ booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game” and that all video shooting locations for club coaching purposes “must be enclosed on all sides with a roof overhead.”
    The memo says videotaping “is prohibited on the sidelines, in the coaches’ booth, in the locker room, or at any other locations accessible to club staff members during the game.”
    In other words the violation was for the location – from the sidelines – and not for taping signals.

  36. watters7 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:35 AM

    If the Pats (Patriots) want Brady on the team, they will sign him.

  37. 123456 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:39 AM

    # blackglass says:
    Actually Jimmy, the problem is that your parents didn’t abort you. That would have solved alot of issues.
    _______________________________________
    Stay classy cheatriots fans!!!
    The only problem with Tom Brady is he can’t win unless the team cheats.
    Lets review Tom Terrific….
    @ Michigan, he couldn’t beat out Brien Griese or Drew Henson
    6th round pick after showing up to the combine with a body similar to will farrells
    hooks up with Billicheat and starts winning trophies
    Cheatriots are exposed as frauds and cheaters when they’re taping other teams signals
    then……NOTHING
    I think there is plenty of evidence to support the claim that Tom Brady and the Cheatriots can not do a thing without cheating
    make mention of it and Cheatriot fans start crying and claiming that your parents should have aborted you
    Classless fans, classless organization
    what do you expect from poor white trash from the slums of south Boston

  38. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 10:46 AM

    HC – Again, you Pats fans LOVE to cherry pick to support your cause.
    “at any other locations accessible to club staff members during the game.”
    Which essentially means ANY WHERE IN OR OUT OF THE STADIUM!
    You see, if they don’t have access to it, then how can they get a camera there. And if they ARE there, video taping or not, then they are in violation anyway!
    They were busted. just admit it and move on.
    As for the Redskins getting killed 52-7. I could care less. Karma for the Pats entire season of acting like asses kicked them in the tail at the Super Bowl.

  39. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 10:48 AM

    Back to the original topic, this whole “disconnect” is a complete fabrication. It all started with speculation by Michael Silver of Yahoo, who came up with the theory based on quotes by Robert Kraft from an article in the Boston Globe. Problem is that Silver took bits and pieces of the quote in order to create the appearance of the ‘disconnect’, but if you read the entire quote it looks and sounds completely different. Compare what Silver wrote with the full quotation and it’s immediately obvious he is twisting the quote completely out of context.
    ->Silver’s Yahoo column:
    Contrast that with the comments Kraft made to reporters in March at the NFL owner meetings in Orlando about a potential Brady extension: “Great things happen in life if you’re flexible and not rigid. … We’re balancing a lot of different factors in an unknown environment. We’re not sleeping. It’s just complicated.”
    ->Original Boston Globe column:
    “Let’s put it like this, Tom Brady is going to be a part of this franchise. He wants to be. We want him. Great things in life happen if you’re flexible and not rigid. We have to find a way to satisfy him and the team, and have a team that can win, big-time. That’s what it’s about. So we’re balancing a lot of different factors in an unknown environment. So we’re not sleeping. It’s just complicated, and it’s complicated for everybody. We hope we do a satisfactory job. But we’ll figure it out one way or the other.”
    ->In addition Silver chose to ignore this comment from Kraft:
    “We’re very lucky to have him as our quarterback and we want him to be our quarterback for a long time into the future,’’ Kraft said. “Everything he represents is pretty special. He’s a winner. We’re privileged to have him a part of the New England Patriots organization.’’

  40. Belichick Is God says: Jun 11, 2010 10:49 AM

    Tom’s last two seasons (2007, 2009) are the two best statistical seasons of his career, so rumors of his demise are greatly exaggerated or really just plain made up.
    What the haters have missed is that over the past two years there has been a total rebuild of what WAS an aging defense, making them a much more youthful defense will skills more in line with their defenses of old. Some of these guys are young and will make mistakes, but this year we should start seeing more team balance.

  41. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 11, 2010 10:51 AM

    # whatdiga says: June 11, 2010 10:20 AM
    Just admit your team cheated for 8 years (as they themselves have actually admitted to) and get over it.
    ——————————————————
    Technically yeah they did however if you think that is why they won you are either lying to yourself or just plain angry.
    I mean if Bill Cowher (Who lost 2 AFC title games) doesn’t think it made a difference, why would you?

  42. olcap says: Jun 11, 2010 11:17 AM

    Bobby is “lucky to have a special relationship” with Rush Blimpbaugh, too. He was one of El Blimpbo’s wedding guests, lol.

  43. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 11:21 AM

    whatdiga – way to go moving the goal posts. First you claim one thing, now you’re saying something else.
    Yes, the Patriots broke the rules. They were penalized. I moved on a long time ago. Perhaps you should take some of your own advice, because you seem awfully obsessed with a team you only play once every four years.

  44. rusH1023 says: Jun 11, 2010 11:21 AM

    JimmySmith says:
    “Solve the problem”? The problem is that Brady can’t win a Superbowl if Bellicheat ain’t videotaping and giving him all the defensive signals.
    Keep me posted on the solution.
    ________________________________________
    Haha, says the dumbdumb who named himself after a guy who also videotaped and didn’t think it was a big deal.. Idiot.

  45. 123456 says: Jun 11, 2010 11:22 AM

    The Real Shuxion says:
    Just admit your team cheated for 8 years (as they themselves have actually admitted to) and get over it.
    ——————————————————
    Technically yeah they did however if you think that is why they won you are either lying to yourself or just plain angry.
    _______________________________________
    Then why cheat? Why take the unnecessary risk if there is no reward?
    So you’re saying the Cheatriots cheated just for the sake of cheating?
    I know you’re a Pats fan but even you can’t admit that makes any sense.

  46. overkil2 says: Jun 11, 2010 11:22 AM

    Brady’s played on the cheap for them, they owe him some cash. He’s taken less so they could put pieces around him to keep a competitive team.
    Tom, I say you go into FA and see what are teams willing to pay for your services.

  47. BroncoInMontana says: Jun 11, 2010 11:27 AM

    @jotoronto
    I have been coming to this site for a long time, and that was the SINGLE most amusing comment response I have ever seen. Sarcastic simplicity at it’s finest. Well played sir.

  48. footballnut says: Jun 11, 2010 11:30 AM

    That’s funny…Brady has his second best season of his career. His best was in 2007. Both of which are after the whole overblown videotaping issue.
    Hmmm, I guess getting those defensive signals actually helped the Pats D instead since that is how they won their championships. Brady managed the game.
    They sell their souls to mimic Indy’s offense and look what that got them. Has nothing to do with Karma.
    Both sides of this argument is old, tired, and just plain moronic at this point. If the taping was the only reason for their success they would’ve won in 2002, 2005 and 2006 as well.

  49. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 11:37 AM

    Technically yeah they did however if you think that is why they won you are either lying to yourself or just plain angry.
    I mean if Bill Cowher (Who lost 2 AFC title games) doesn’t think it made a difference, why would you?
    ——
    Do you really think that anybody associated with the NFL is going to talk bad about the NFL?
    If Cowher said that the cheating robbed his team, do think he would be able to get a job as a head coach as easily? Do you think he would get access to NFL people as a journalist anymore?
    The NFL is HUGE and can blackball anybody.
    And if you don’t think that, then you are in denial.
    And it might not have helped them in every single game, like the Pittsburgh Championship game where the Pats defense and special teams won the game for them. But it most assuredly helped them GET to the playoffs in the first place.

  50. 1nationraidernation says: Jun 11, 2010 11:40 AM

    give him more money, that cures everything for todays athlete.

  51. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 11:41 AM

    @ 123456:
    Two can play that game.
    If they won due to the videotaping, how is it possible that they have gone 37-11 since then? Seems to me if that was the reason they won, (a) they would have won the super bowl every single year, and (b) they would have suddenly fallen to 6-10 or 4-12 afterwards.
    What you’re implying makes even less sense.

  52. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 11:42 AM

    whatdiga – way to go moving the goal posts. First you claim one thing, now you’re saying something else.

  53. watters7 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:04 PM

    Bronco and Toronto both got taken. You are not on another level. You are not smarter than anyone. Toronto stepped in the trap and then Bronco fell in too. Hahaha…

  54. Patsfansince73 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:27 PM

    Back on topic here “cheating morons”-
    I would be willing to bet the “disconnect” isn’t about money, but YEARS. How many years is the contract for? Something tells me that the head office sees only a certian number of them left before a decline and that is all they want to sign for, yet Tom feels it is one or two more years beyond that. It will all get worked out and Tom will still be here when his kids start going to school.
    JoeSixPack – There is one thing you got wrong, Kraft doesn’t owe any money on a mortgage for the staduim. He actually made a profit on it BEFORE it was even built. How? All the vendors in there had to sign multi-year contracts to be there. The place was bought and paid for through them before even one snap was made in there. Guy is a business genius….
    And for all you who have nothing to say about one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) teams to ever have played the sport except “cheaters” – STFU and get a life!

  55. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 1:15 PM

    whatdiga: you’ve been going on and on, not just in this thread but in previous ones as well, that the rules violation was for videotaping opponent’s signals – and that location had nothing to do with it. I quoted for you the league rules on the matter, where they get down to specifics such as ‘enclosed on three sides’.
    Now you’re trying to say teams are not allowed to tape anywhere in or out of the stadium at all. And you’re wrong – again. Teams – all 32 of them – tape every single game they play. Ever heard of the term ‘film study’, or ‘coaches film’? Ever see those overhead shots that show all 11 players on each team? What do you think those are, and where do you think they came from?
    First you said the rules violation had nothing to do with location and you were proven wrong. You moved the goalposts and then changed the subject, wanting admission that the Patriots broke the rules – which yes, they did. Then you moved the goalposts again and said teams can’t tape within the stadium at all – and were proven wrong once again. Care to move the goalposts one more time?

  56. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 1:16 PM

    Pats have a Looooooooooooong way to go before they will ge the “greatest” of anything.
    3 tainted championships is not something to be proud of posers!

  57. Patsfansince73 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:55 PM

    Hey “somefans” –
    Coming to a website and trying to give justification why your team can’t win three championships in four years besides the fact that they don’t even come close in comparison isn’t something to be proud of either…..
    get a life loser….

  58. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 2:02 PM

    HC: You’re an idiot. You all continue to say that it is location. That because they weren’t in a designated area they were busted for cheating. I am saying that it doesn’t matter where they are, they are not allowed to video tape signals.
    Which is what that memo stated!
    What part of this don’t you understand?
    You Pats fans will continue to give your cheating coach and team a free ride to validate your three tainted superbowls, when everybody else knows they cheated and that they have yet to earn a superbowl.
    Continue with your blinders on as I am sure you will.

  59. BP says: Jun 11, 2010 2:57 PM

    whatdiga,
    What part of this don’t you understand?
    “No competitive advantage was gained”
    But you insist we should listen to an authority like yourself instead of the NFL – THAT MAKES THE F’N RULES IN THE FIRST PLACE! Hypocrite.
    The Pats have the trophys – only a few miscreants such as you will say they are tainted – that’s the way it is – live with it.

  60. BP says: Jun 11, 2010 3:23 PM

    whatdiga,
    You say, “Do you really think that anybody associated with the NFL is going to talk bad about the NFL?”
    Are you just an idiot, or just outright dishonest?
    If the NFL was as concerned as you think they are about anything bad being said about the league, THEY WOULD HAVE SAID THE TAPES WERE OF NO CONSEQUENCE WHATSOEVER AND SWEPT IT UNDER THE RUG WITHOUT ANY CONSEQUENCES. (then read the Pats the riot act behind closed doors)

  61. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 4:11 PM

    whatdiga: Every assertion you have made has been refuted. Now you want to come full circle and start this debate all over again? Does that mean you will again say teams are not allowed to film anything inside or outside of a stadium too?
    The team broke the rules and were penalized. Nobody’s giving Belichick a free ride, it was a stupid move. A very vocal minority that includes you may seem to hope and wish that it affected the outcome of games or that the team’s victories and championships will be taken away, but give it up; it’s not happening. Nobody in the NFL (with the exception of Joey Porter) is talking that way. Nobody in the media is talking that way. Just a handful of very vocal trolls on internet message boards that have an unhealthy obsession with the Patriots.

  62. efangule says: Jun 11, 2010 4:30 PM

    HC: You’re an idiot. You all continue to say that it is location. That because they weren’t in a designated area they were busted for cheating. I am saying that it doesn’t matter where they are, they are not allowed to video tape signals.
    Which is what that memo stated!
    What part of this don’t you understand?
    You Pats fans will continue to give your cheating coach and team a free ride to validate your three tainted superbowls, when everybody else knows they cheated and that they have yet to earn a superbowl.
    Continue with your blinders on as I am sure you will.

  63. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 5:05 PM

    whatdiga: I’m done. This is going nowhere. I’ve read the league rules and read the memo. I’m confident I researched the topic far more thoroughly than you three years ago. You can interpret it to be that it was for video taping signals, and I’ll still say the violation, per the rules written in the league rulebook, was for the location.
    Call me an idiot all you want Mr Internet Tough Guy, it’s a free country. Copy and paste your answers on multiple threads over and over till you’re satisfied with yourself; you can’t even come up with an original thought at this point. Go on believing that the tooth fairy delivers the film that coaches break down and players study in preparation for games, since that must be how they magically appear as you also believe teams are not allowed to film anything inside or outside of a stadium. And go ahead and continue to ignore responses to your questions, as well as questions such as why it is that you’re so obsessed with the Patriots.

  64. Doctor Connors says: Jun 11, 2010 8:39 PM

    Funny that you mention the memo that was sent out warning all teams about videotaping. That memo I believe was sent out in 2006, AFTER the Patriots 3 Super Bowl victories. How exactly does something sent out two years after their last win make their titles tainted?
    Well, that and the fact that many guys, still involved with the NFL (Cowher, Johnson, Edwards) and those that aren’t (Vermeil and Fiedler as far as I know) say it wasn’t a big deal.
    And of course, the fact that the Patriots were a pretty mediocre offensive team other than 2004 when they got Corey Dillon and Deion Branch started to emerge. I would figure that “knowing every play that’s coming” on defense would help them average more than about 20 PPG.

  65. Memp! says: Jun 11, 2010 8:51 PM

    again, you’re all a bunch of morons.
    look at how much time you invest to prove…NOTHING

  66. BP says: Jun 12, 2010 5:52 AM

    whatdiga,
    you LOVE to cherry pick to support your cause.
    “NO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WAS GAINED”
    That’s the only cherry you need to pick!!!
    YOU are nobody. What YOU think means nothing. You have ZERO authority.
    The league that made the rule has determined the outcome of the situation. You respect their authority to make the rule but don’t extend the same respect to their authority to determining the ramifications. That makes you full of shit.

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