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Kraft says the Patriot Way is about having good people

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In a summer dominated by discussions of Aaron Hernandez, questions have been raised about whether the “Patriot Way” has gone the wrong way. But Patriots owner Robert Kraft says his franchise is still all about having good people on the team.

Kraft was asked by former Patriot Heath Evans on NFL Network what the “Patriot Way” means to him.

“It’s about trying to collect a lot of good people, having everybody in the organization on the same page; doing things in the community,” Kraft said.

Kraft said he believes the Patriots play an important role in brining their community together.

“I think people in America today, it’s not just about money,” Kraft said. “They want to be connected to something they feel is special and when they get up every day, they look forward to coming to work. We try to create an environment here that does that. We’re not always successful, but we give it our best shot.”

Kraft hopes that by the time the season starts, we’re talking a lot more about the good people on the Patriots than we’re talking about Aaron Hernandez.

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  1. i, flounder says: Jul 27, 2013 8:17 AM

    lol

  2. petehemlock says: Jul 27, 2013 8:21 AM

    Mr Kraft, Nobody believes the Patriot Way is anything more than a euphemism for win at any cost. Hernandez redefined the Patriot Way in the public’s view. Hire a focus group to come up with a new slogan because the damage is done.

  3. ampats says: Jul 27, 2013 8:21 AM

    3,2,1 cue the comments from mattwalshvideo and jimmyt/sj39

    Robert Kraft has built a great brand and franchise that the New England region is proud to call our own. Yesterday in a driving rainstorm, over 6500 fans showed up to watch practice.

    Hate all you want but the Patriots are still the best franchise in the NFL.

  4. pugsley927 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:22 AM

    Sounds like Mr. Kraft’s brain just jumped the shark. Wow.

  5. idothis2 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:25 AM

    guess the Pats fans that say the “Patriot Way” was a media creation must be feeling a little duped right now

  6. faulkn22 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:25 AM

    The Patriot Way is forever tarnished to those outside of Foxborough. Not that it is the teams fault, but it seems that’s the reality of the situation to most fans.

  7. gbmickey says: Jul 27, 2013 8:26 AM

    Seriously? Tell us how you spin the signing and drafting of players such as Haynesworth, Moss, Ocho, Dennard, Hernandez. Dude should just keep quiet now, people are laughing.

  8. thememyselfandiguy says: Jul 27, 2013 8:29 AM

    so why did you last year traded for talib?

  9. thelastwordyaheard says: Jul 27, 2013 8:33 AM

    cue the haters ..best franchise in the league & it’s not even close

  10. t8ertot says: Jul 27, 2013 8:35 AM

    Oh please

  11. billsfan1 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:36 AM

    can we stop with this “patriot way” as if they are above what they really are: a football team in existence for enjoyment, nothing more, nothing less.

  12. rodge1 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:40 AM

    Heath Evans is a resentful douche.

  13. kwgator says: Jul 27, 2013 8:41 AM

    Does this include Kraft’s young girlfriend?

  14. thechronicjoker says: Jul 27, 2013 8:42 AM

    Apparently good people also include cheaters like his coaching staff.

  15. gbfanforever says: Jul 27, 2013 8:42 AM

    If that’s the case why is Belicheck the coach? Good people don’t illegally film their opponents or try to run up the score at every opportunity. I also laugh at the new standard Kraft has for “good” people; as long as you aren’t a murderer, you’re cool.

  16. sillec28 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:44 AM

    Never been able to figure out how any team is supposed to know what its players are doing off the field unless they’re arrested, tested positive for illegal drugs or PEDs, or similar stuff. No team has its players followed 24-7. So how were the Patriots supposed to know what Hernandez was up to? He hadn’t been arrested, hadn’t tested positive for anything, hadn’t done anything AFAIK that would indicate he was going around murdering people.

  17. thegonz13 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:44 AM

    Hernandez, Dennard, Christian Peter a few years ago (released three days after he was drafted because the Patriots “didn’t know the extent of his off-field problems at Nebraska”). I could go on…

    Right… these guys were pillars of society!

  18. 2dollarpbrs says: Jul 27, 2013 8:44 AM

    The Jet way is to not have good people

  19. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 27, 2013 8:45 AM

    The Patriot Way is about hiding the evidence.

  20. jagsfan1 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:46 AM

    Probably the most arrogant, fraudulent, hypocritical group of people ever assembled.

    Go back to your screen tests you old fart.

  21. qdog112 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:46 AM

    The Patriots way is to cheat. You don’t get fined the way you did for being “good people”. Sell that bill of goods to somebody else.

    Spying on your opponents is NOT what good people do.

  22. s2mikey says: Jul 27, 2013 8:47 AM

    Good people, like cheaters must be what he meant. The patriots little run is long over. Their three SB wins are forever tarnished by the spy gate mess and who knows what else. The tuck rule comes to mind too. What a cheesey eh-hem dynasty they were. Barf.

  23. clownsfan says: Jul 27, 2013 8:50 AM

    The guy who want $20 for 4 razor blades says “It’s not about money”.

  24. hartleechung says: Jul 27, 2013 8:51 AM

    Best owner in the league. So they give some “bad apples” second chances and they have mostly worked out. They are not mind readers.

    Great organization for a vet to get a second chance.

  25. sikoix says: Jul 27, 2013 8:51 AM

    The Patriots have been handling this about as well as any team could be expected to up until this point, but you can’t just drone on about “good people” and expect that to cancel out a Hernandez-sized issue. The closest I come to relating to Patriot fans here is being a Viking fan during the “Love Boat” incident — words don’t fix a situation like that. It takes years of good will and “better luck” with players. But I don’t fault them for the rhetoric — it’s worth a shot.

  26. omniusprime says: Jul 27, 2013 8:53 AM

    Yeah the idiotic patriot way is to have human garbage like Hernandez, and now Tiny Tim Teblow – the most pathetic excuse for an NFL QB or player ever to disgrace the NFL. Hope the patriot way goes 0-16 this season and that dim bulb kraft goes broke!

  27. thebigtim2012 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:56 AM

    You can’t spend more than 5 min in the New England area and not see the charitable benefits this team has brought to the people most in need. Every time you turn around there is some kind of charity event bring put on by the players or the organization as a whole. The haters are gonna talk trash but by and large mr Kraft and co. Have done a very good job if bringing people in that fit what he’s describing. It’s really easy to take the very few bad apples and paint the whole team that way. Along with the dennards and Aaron hernandezs of the team their have been some really good reclamation projects that worked. Corey Dillion, randy moss, Antoine smith( I don’t know if he was a “bad guy” before the pats but he looked scary as hell) trash the pats all you want but by and large the team has done way more good than not. And anyone that says they should have known how bad ah was gonna turn out I wanna take you to the race track

  28. j0esixpack says: Jul 27, 2013 8:59 AM

    It’s sad to see that there are fans so jealous of the Patriots success – that they would actually make disparaging remarks about Bob Kraft.

    They make themselves feel better for slamming a guy who has invested millions into charity as well as the local economy, creating one of the few economic success stories (i.e. much needed jobs) in this economically depressed region, not to mention the most consistently successful team in the NFL to boost spirits.

    He even built a new stadium without public tax dollars.

    More to the point at hand, Kraft prides himself in helping kids like Hernandez rise above their troubled upbringing, and I’m sure he hoped that Hernandez would take his contract and ensure his and his family’s economic security for life.

    Instead Hernandez not only squandered that, but allegedly took a life. Let’s not try to pin any of Hernandez’ actions on Kraft.

  29. j0esixpack says: Jul 27, 2013 9:06 AM

    qdog112 says:Spying on your opponents is NOT what good people do.

    ——————

    And… so… you think that coordinators across the NFL cover their mouths when calling in plays TO THIS DAY for WHAT reason?

    The rules actually allow for “spying” – they just specify where the cameras can be. They changed the rule in 2006 – and the Patriots didn’t follow the rule in the first game of 2007.

    Google “George Halas” and “spying” and see what you get. Google a few other coaches – Lamar Hunt for example – or just “NFL spying” and learn your NFL history.

    Spygate has become an NFL Urban Myth – but gullible Patriots-haters can’t seem to understand logic.

  30. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 27, 2013 9:07 AM

    youarejealousof6rings says:
    Jul 27, 2013 8:45 AM
    The Patriot Way is about hiding the evidence.
    _________________________________

    Sorry, destroying the evidence.

  31. thebigtim2012 says: Jul 27, 2013 9:11 AM

    Joesixpack. I agree with you except calling ma a economically depressed region is a bit of a stretch. Sure it’s tough there but it’s in much much better shape than most of the country so that part is a little disingenuous.

  32. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 27, 2013 9:12 AM

    The envy pouring out here is ironic when most of the posters are probably Ray Lewis supporters. Not a Pats fan, but admire their handling of the AH situation unlike the Ravens who are the epitome of win at any cost organization.

  33. jets4everbaby says: Jul 27, 2013 9:13 AM

    I don’t see any difference between the patriot way and the bengals way…basically it’s all the same “Bring in criminals”

  34. j0esixpack says: Jul 27, 2013 9:21 AM

    clownsfan says: The guy who want $20 for 4 razor blades says “It’s not about money”

    ————————–

    So let me get this straight. You actually think that because the Patriots play in Gillette Stadium, that Bob Kraft owns the Gillette Razor Company?

    - I rest my case your honor. Behold your average Patriots-hater.

  35. jetsoptimist says: Jul 27, 2013 9:21 AM

    See that’s why I like Bob he always gives you something to talk about, unlike Billy bell. How can you not love the man who gave us Mac n cheese. I wish they would just say we will win at any cost, because that’s obviously what most teams do.

  36. tiger7575 says: Jul 27, 2013 9:23 AM

    Funny how karma catches you when you hold yourself out to be something that you are not. Then when you continue the same behavior the karma really kicks in. Would love to see the sideways looks when Bob and Bill are meeting privately as they wonder if the other is actually buying into the act.

  37. vibesid says: Jul 27, 2013 9:29 AM

    B & B have gotten a lot of wins for New England over the past 10 years, but that is history and their best days are behind them. They will be remembered not only for winning but also for cheating. And sadly, they will also now be remembered for their big contract extension given to a serial killer on their roster. Another NFL “first” for the Patriots.

  38. j0esixpack says: Jul 27, 2013 9:30 AM

    thebigtim2012 says: Joesixpack. I agree with you except calling ma a economically depressed region is a bit of a stretch.
    —————————————

    It’s bad here. RI is 30 min from Foxoboro and has had the state’s highest unemployment rate, as high as 13% – with a “true” estimate of 20% since unemployment only counts those who haven’t exhausted benefits.

    That’s 1 in 5 out of work. That’s the entire region surrounding Foxboro.

    Over the years all the construction and jobs, not just related to the Sunday games, but Patriots Place, other local businesses etc. has been one of the few bright economic spots here – all thanks to Bob Kraft’s vision.

  39. bullethead527 says: Jul 27, 2013 9:48 AM

    Patriot’s “Cheating” Way…. I knew their slogan was missing something…..

  40. koolaidcircusbeast says: Jul 27, 2013 9:51 AM

    Man, you know. Aqib Talib, man. You know.

  41. deadunicorn says: Jul 27, 2013 9:55 AM

    Dude, you cheated and won 3 three Super Bowls. Do you think we forgot that?

  42. raiderlyfe510 says: Jul 27, 2013 9:57 AM

    Patriots’ Way = High Football IQ on the field through the players they draft and sign. Smart situational football, with a hall of fame QB dictating the outcome of the game.

    It’s a great system. Similar to The Raider Way under Jon Gruden.

  43. rahavort says: Jul 27, 2013 10:05 AM

    Cue the lame and decade old excuses to hate the patriots from unfortunate fans of other franchises. Dust off your material every now and then it could use it. At least the Patriots coaching staff doesn’t trip players from the opposing team during games. Ahem JETS

  44. SAV says: Jul 27, 2013 10:05 AM

    I thought the Patriot way meant drafting horrible and covering up for those mistakes by buying low on troubled souls in free agency at a discount.

  45. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 27, 2013 10:06 AM

    B & B have gotten a lot of wins for New England over the past 10 years, but that is history and their best days are behind them. They will be remembered not only for winning but also for cheating. And sadly, they will also now be remembered for their big contract extension given to a serial killer on their roster. Another NFL “first” for the Patriots.
    Just as the Ravens will be remembered for having a criminal at MLB for 17 years right?

  46. rahavort says: Jul 27, 2013 10:06 AM

    deadunicorn says:
    Jul 27, 2013 9:55 AM
    Dude, you cheated and won 3 three Super Bowls. Do you think we forgot that?

    _________________________________-

    Apparently not, since you’ve probably been whining and crying about it for years. “Why couldnt my team get those three rings!!! It’s not fair! :((“

  47. stonefish67 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:11 AM

    Video taping th jets plus a long list of bad egg players

  48. bunjy96 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:11 AM

    qdog112 says: Jul 27, 2013 8:46 AM

    The Patriots way is to cheat. You don’t get fined the way you did for being “good people”. Sell that bill of goods to somebody else.

    Spying on your opponents is NOT what good people do.

    NNNNNN

    Enough of this crap. The Patriots cheated by filming.

    The only difference in that era between the Patriots and the other teams, is they got caught.
    It was well known that many of the other teams were doing it, but because they didn’t get caught their hands are lily white clean. BS!!!

    It might be easier to list the teams that didn’t film-if you find any.

  49. whiningpatriotfans says: Jul 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    What a joke – hypocrite, smug cheater. Get out of my face with this double standard back talking. The guy owes everything to Brady – without him he’s (and is) another scum bag owner.

  50. somekat says: Jul 27, 2013 10:15 AM

    ampats says: Jul 27, 2013 8:21 AM

    3,2,1 cue the comments from mattwalshvideo and jimmyt/sj39

    Robert Kraft has built a great brand and franchise that the New England region is proud to call our own. Yesterday in a driving rainstorm, over 6500 fans showed up to watch practice.

    Hate all you want but the Patriots are still the best franchise in the NFL.

    ____________________________

    The eagles, who are going to be awful, are drawing 65k (10x that) for their first practice…doesn’t exactly seem like overwhelming support up there in New England

    The “Patriot way” was explained well above, “win at any cost”. It’s been proven. Was there a time 15 years ago when it may have been about bringing in “good people”? Maybe. But it hasn’t been that way in a looooong time

  51. koolaidcircusbeast says: Jul 27, 2013 10:21 AM

    Photo caption:

    “Da, learjet”, “Da, learjet”

  52. giantssb42champs says: Jul 27, 2013 10:21 AM

    And still to this day, not a single Patriot fan can explain WHY those spygate tapes were ordered by Goodell to be burned immediately.

  53. lflib69 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:24 AM

    somekat says: Jul 27, 2013 10:15 AM

    ampats says: Jul 27, 2013 8:21 AM

    3,2,1 cue the comments from mattwalshvideo and jimmyt/sj39

    Robert Kraft has built a great brand and franchise that the New England region is proud to call our own. Yesterday in a driving rainstorm, over 6500 fans showed up to watch practice.

    Hate all you want but the Patriots are still the best franchise in the NFL.

    ____________________________

    The eagles, who are going to be awful, are drawing 65k (10x that) for their first practice…doesn’t exactly seem like overwhelming support up there in New England

    The “Patriot way” was explained well above, “win at any cost”. It’s been proven. Was there a time 15 years ago when it may have been about bringing in “good people”? Maybe. But it hasn’t been that way in a looooong time

    Was it pouring rain out in Philly?

  54. twwally says: Jul 27, 2013 10:27 AM

    Bills will beat the (cheats) twice.

  55. lflib69 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:27 AM

    My My…listen to all the crying in here……man….didn’t your mama teach you that when you are jealous of something keep your mouth shut…don’t let them know you envy them…it only will only make them want to win even more. LMAO On second thought…keep on whining haters…love to watch the winning.

  56. raiderlyfe510 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:28 AM

    Winning at all cost or being an honorable Loser. Take a pick.

    Winning isnt everything, its the only the thing that matters.

  57. lflib69 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:31 AM

    somkat: How about stating some facts on your fan attendance…you do know how to do that don’t you? Or do you just come on here and ramble out a bunch of numbers?

  58. lflib69 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:33 AM

    giantssb42champs says: Jul 27, 2013 10:21 AM

    And still to this day, not a single Patriot fan can explain WHY those spygate tapes were ordered by Goodell to be burned immediately.

    And, still to this day, not a single Football Fan can admit that what BB did was being done everywhere else.

  59. changeup39 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:40 AM

    In America today, its all about money.

  60. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 27, 2013 10:41 AM

    As a non-Pats fan, this one is too easy, so I won’t pile on…

    You know you’ve struck a raw nerve with Pats fans when Ampats and Joesixpack are commenting several times just to stem the ‘onslaught’.

  61. vgferenzi says: Jul 27, 2013 10:49 AM

    I’m not saying they condone murder, but they have condoned poor civic behavior for a long time. From leading the league in PED and substance abuse for a long period. They’ve had 16 arrests in the past year for assault, drug possession, drug smuggling, distribution, indecent assault, domestic abuse, assault, DUI, murder/weapons/obstruction. This of course does not include Brady’s bodyguard shooting at people.

    The Patriot way is one of lying, cheating, and criminal behavior. This is the culture bred in New England, much as Bill’s Buddy Urban had bred that culture in Florida…so let’s not re-write history.

  62. ampats says: Jul 27, 2013 10:49 AM

    Bills will beat the (dumb comment) twice.

    True except it only took a decade for the Bills to accomplish that feat !

  63. vgferenzi says: Jul 27, 2013 10:50 AM

    That should be 16 arrests in past decade …

  64. tigerlilac says: Jul 27, 2013 10:53 AM

    Brady
    Bledsoe
    Faulk (Kevin)
    Woodhead (now with San Diego)
    Brown (Troy)
    Welker (now with Broncos)
    Light
    Mankins
    Koppen (now with Broncos)
    Connolly
    Cannon
    Vollmer
    Bruschi
    Wilfork
    McGinest
    McCourty
    Slater
    Evans (Heath)
    Andruzzi (Joe)
    Tebow
    Wilson (Adrian)
    Armstead
    Gostkowski
    Vinateri
    Mesko
    Solder
    Washington (Leon)

    How many of think we are better people than any of the guys above?

  65. adkfootballfan says: Jul 27, 2013 10:54 AM

    Need some context to the haters…

    So, if you’re a Pats hater share with us…

    - The team you’re a fan of…
    - Whether you live in your parent’s basement
    - Have you held a job in the last 2 years

    Enjoy…

  66. cardmagnet says: Jul 27, 2013 11:02 AM

    What a joke. The past few years, the Patriots have grabbed almost every troubled player that has hit the market, whether it be character or legal issues that plague them. I won’t even get into the fact that the Pats cheated in the past. The Patriots are the evil empire of pro football.

  67. 1historian says: Jul 27, 2013 11:04 AM

    ADK – Couldn’t have put it better myself, so I won’t even try.

    Thanks

    most of them probably don’t know what the word ‘context’ means

    Back to my whine (hah!) and cheese

  68. iced107 says: Jul 27, 2013 11:14 AM

    The Patriot Way seems to require a degree in films, musta been where hernandez went wrong

  69. officialgame says: Jul 27, 2013 11:20 AM

    Then they lost their way.

  70. jimjets says: Jul 27, 2013 11:22 AM

    the “patriot way” as he sees it….a short, chubby, effeminate jock sniffing wimp….hires a known lowlife as his coach, and we all know the rest.

    come on, at this point this nonsense is pathetic….shut up kraft

  71. ytownjoe says: Jul 27, 2013 11:23 AM

    And hire “good” video crews to record opposition practices.

    Now are you ashamed of winning at any cost, or what?

  72. lflib69 says: Jul 27, 2013 11:27 AM

    vgferenzi says: Jul 27, 2013 10:49 AM

    I’m not saying they condone murder, but they have condoned poor civic behavior for a long time. From leading the league in PED and substance abuse for a long period. They’ve had 16 arrests in the past year for assault, drug possession, drug smuggling, distribution, indecent assault, domestic abuse, assault, DUI, murder/weapons/obstruction. This of course does not include Brady’s bodyguard shooting at people.

    The Patriot way is one of lying, cheating, and criminal behavior. This is the culture bred in New England, much as Bill’s Buddy Urban had bred that culture in Florida…so let’s not re-write history.

    NAME ONE TEAM THAT DOESN’T HAVE EVEN ONE (1) PLAYER THAT DOESN’T HAVE ANY KIND OF CRIMINAL RECORD/BAD RAP AGAINST THEM and we might take you seriously.

  73. clownsfan says: Jul 27, 2013 11:29 AM

    Wrong Pats owner. I fncked up. Don’t hate the Pats. When Browns left I followed the Pats. Should’ve stuck w/them.

  74. gairzo says: Jul 27, 2013 11:43 AM

    JOESIXPACK says…

    “The rules actually allow for “spying” – they just specify where the cameras can be. They changed the rule in 2006 – and the Patriots didn’t follow the rule in the first game of 2007.

    Google “George Halas” and “spying” and see what you get. Google a few other coaches – Lamar Hunt for example – or just “NFL spying” and learn your NFL history.

    Spygate has become an NFL Urban Myth – but gullible Patriots-haters can’t seem to understand logic.”

    Don’t choke on the Kool-Aid…

    Google Spygate…Google Belichick…

    Belichick had been warned not to cheat when he coached at Cleveland…He was warned numerous times after Kraft hired him…It wasn’t unil ’06, the league was compelled to stop Bellichick’s cheating…Even though Goodell destroyed the evidence and tried to sweep everything under a thick carpet, Belichick cheated the game and paid for it with unprecedented sanctions.

    He earned the stigma as a cheater–it wan ‘t forced on him.

  75. swagger52 says: Jul 27, 2013 11:49 AM

    What do the Patriots always say..

    We don’t talk, we let our actions talk…

    hmmm..Isn’t Dennard still on the team, you know..the guy that DUIs and punches cops?

  76. patriotinvasion says: Jul 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    Looks like even Kraft has forgotten what the term “The Patriot Way” was all about. Again for all of you, it was a term that Tedy Bruschi started to describe the team’s one game at a time, keep you mouth shut, and win mentality. Never had anything to do with keeping your nose clean off the field.

    For the spygate crybabies…it still feels great everyday when I see these comments and know that the Patriots have unleashed so much pain, frustration, and heartache upon you and your team over the past decade that you still…6 years later…feel compelled to troll (and cry) on Patriots PFT posts. Your tears taste like sweet fluffy cupcakes! Now, going to flip on NFL Network and watch some slow motion NFL Films shows of the Patriots success in all of its glory since they still play it every day. #dealwithit

  77. therealhardt says: Jul 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    kraft just needs to stop talking to the media…jerry jones too…owners talking to the media rarley generates good press for their team…if they say anything decent or neutral, no one outside of their region hears it, if they sy anything remotely controversial it is all over sportsenter, etc…however, their egos won’t allow them to stay out of the spotlight…

  78. radrntn says: Jul 27, 2013 12:03 PM

    the patriot way…..lmfao

  79. toddvenice says: Jul 27, 2013 12:13 PM

    Thank god this is the team where Tim Tebow landed. I think he’s found a great fit and it will be a place where he will be loved and appreciated.

  80. mattwalshvideo says: Jul 27, 2013 12:17 PM

    Good people like disgraced Cheater Bill Belichick, Alfonzo Dennard, Talib & Spikes.

    LMAO.

  81. vgferenzi says: Jul 27, 2013 12:20 PM

    lflib69 says:

    vgferenzi
    NAME ONE TEAM THAT DOESN’T HAVE EVEN ONE (1) PLAYER THAT DOESN’T HAVE ANY KIND OF CRIMINAL RECORD/BAD RAP AGAINST THEM and we might take you seriously.

    Typical irrational rationalization. You don’t even understand why your argument is a fallacy.

    Everyone is doing it, cheating didn’t help us, and now..attacking an argument I didn’t make otherwise known as attacking the straw man. I didn’t say no other team has had an arrest. I contested the idea that the Patriot Way was not one of honor and civic responsibility and backed my claim with many examples of the team demonstrating, and tolerating, poor behavior.

    Challenging me to name other teams without arrests is a way of attacking an argument I didn’t make and diverting the conversation. The Patriots, regardless of what others did or didn’t do, have a history of reprehensible behavior and the assaults, murders, drug trafficking, drug dealing, sexual misconduct, and attacks on police officers are more heinous than most others.

  82. citizenstrange says: Jul 27, 2013 12:31 PM

    Kraft can talk all he wants but he should lead by example.

    Here is an indisputable fact:
    The Patriot Way is Kraft using foul language and making a complete fool of himself while helping his 50-years-younger than himself “pal” with her audition for an imaginary part in an imaginary Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie.

  83. vaster says: Jul 27, 2013 12:33 PM

    “Good people like disgraced Cheater Bill Belichick, Alfonzo Dennard, Talib & Spikes.”

    +Chad Ochostinko (battery)
    +Julian Edelman (battery)
    +Bret Lockett (disorderly conduct)
    +Willie Andrews (assault)
    +Nick Kaczur (criminal possession of painkillers)
    +Kevin Faulk (marijuana possession)

    +Albert Haynesworth (being overpaid)
    +Tom Brady (being a sissy)

  84. j0esixpack says: Jul 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    Apparently most NFL fans STILL don’t know the rules on filming signal calling.

    Google “Jimmy Johnson and Spygate” and you will read how Johnson details how every team films signal calling. There is nothing illegal about that even today.

    Camera placement we changed in 2006. The Patriots failed to heed that in the first game of 2007. AFTER they removed sideline cameras in that game they went 16-0 (best record ever, no “cheating”)

    Regardless, how does the Patriots breaking a 2006 rule in 2007 invalidate Super Bowl wins from BEFORE the rule was changed?

    But filming of signal calling still takes place today – hence coordinators STILL cover their mouths today.

    But don’t let all of that get in the way of a good Patriots-hating rant folks. Those are only the undisputed facts.

  85. ravensbob says: Jul 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    The patriot way is making sure that all the electronic surveillance stuff is working.

  86. dynaco says: Jul 27, 2013 1:03 PM

    And the face of the franchise lurks in a hoodie.
    Enough said!

  87. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jul 27, 2013 1:03 PM

    If the “The Patriot Way” means cheating, lying, primadona players & coaches AND Vladimir Putin lying, whining, sniveling, she-man owners then yeah I get it!

  88. rpmcanes says: Jul 27, 2013 1:04 PM

    I just love how everyone conveniently forgets that it was the Patriots who caught the Jets doing it to them first, in the 2006 playoffs. Did the Patriots whine and cry to the league? No. And I guess after broadcasting the ‘evidence’ on Fox sports to the whole country, not much else left to do.

  89. vgferenzi says: Jul 27, 2013 1:04 PM

    j0esixpack

    Illegally filming the alignments and then using Ernie Adams to call in the play on a second frequency is huge. Learn what you’re talking about.

    Seeing the alignment from the endzone gives a tremendous advantage when you’ve had time to study their plays, that’s why some guys look great in practice when they know their own team’s alignment/plays and not on Sunday.

    The Patriots were warned many times and continued to cheat, they were successful in 2007 when they still had significant knowledge of other team’s plays and had acquired FA talent who came to them based on their “winning” reputation and talent through draft picks acquired by trading away players who looked more talented than they are by cheating.

    Rationalize all you want, any reasonable person can see the truth. Digging your heels in doesn’t make you right; you sound like the Holocaust deniers, and in the end you don’t make the people you defend look better, you just make yourself look like a bad person who lacks integrity.

  90. Patskrieg dot com says: Jul 27, 2013 1:09 PM

    To all the cynics:

    This team cut a rapist (Christian Peter look it up), and most recently a murderer. Have the Steelers done that? Did the Ravens do that?

  91. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 27, 2013 1:39 PM

    “Not always successful”, boy is that an understatement.

    I would say they are most often not successful, just to be more precise than the way he chooses to downplay his team’s failures.

  92. drpompanoduke says: Jul 27, 2013 1:39 PM

    Cheaters…caught, they admitted it, & haven’t won a super bowl since. Once Brady retires so will the patriot way.

  93. 1twinsfan says: Jul 27, 2013 1:54 PM

    Wow, Kraft must really believe that Tebow is going to rub off on his teammates. Mr. Kraft, you’re football team is just like any other football team.

  94. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 27, 2013 2:05 PM

    What do the Patriots always say..

    We don’t talk, we let our actions talk…

    hmmm..Isn’t Dennard still on the team, you know..the guy that DUIs and punches cops?

    I wouldn’t go there as a Raven fan with 17 years of Ray Lewis to justify . The raven let their actions talk..turn a blind eye…hypocrites!

  95. lflib69 says: Jul 27, 2013 2:13 PM

    BT, vgferenzi, if you are going to lecture people about spygate I would suggest you get your FACTS straight (you many have to actually read to do this…and I mean more than a headline)…and I love how you totally disregard the Jets who did the same exact thing a year prior to the Patriots getting caught…it’s only bad when it is the Patriots right? I would say that is what happens when shallow minded people try to use their brain.

  96. tigerlilac says: Jul 27, 2013 2:15 PM

    Keep up the nonsense. The Patriots thrive when they circle the wagons.

  97. vaphinfan says: Jul 27, 2013 3:06 PM

    1972

  98. vaphinfan says: Jul 27, 2013 3:09 PM

    Every Pat fan I kno 1. Thinks their team and Billicheat is the best ever 2. Denies spygate 3. is super tough

  99. newenglandynasty says: Jul 27, 2013 3:23 PM

    Seriously who cares what any of you haters think. Steeler fans especially , no one hated the Patriots in the 80′s and 90′s when they sucked, now everyone hates them, and wants to be them.

  100. newenglandynasty says: Jul 27, 2013 3:30 PM

    Spy gate commentators also , yeah they spied and what… Probably still spying and what…. Is that all you guys can talk about.. Real patriot fans do not care what you clowns say, we actually love it , worry about your own teams.. The Patriots got a run in them for all the nfl to see, and we are all armed with talent, cameras and the best owner, coach and qb

  101. whiningpatriotfans says: Jul 27, 2013 5:31 PM

    Is there a more sensitive fan base than these patriots fans? Your team cheated and hasn’t won since being caught. FACT NOT OPINION. Time to stop acting like you’re the best team in sports, 2004 was a LONG time ago. Also, Kraft as a business person and personally is a scum bag. So are his j.o. Kids.

  102. tedmurph says: Jul 27, 2013 6:26 PM

    Illegally filming the alignments and then using Ernie Adams to call in the play on a second frequency is huge. Learn what you’re talking about.

    That tinfoil helmet may be a little too tight.

  103. tedmurph says: Jul 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    Pats have won the most games in the NFL since spygate. FACT NOT OPINION. Best organization in sports. Kraft the business person bought the Pats for 175 mil, when they were the laughingstock of the NFL. After building a stadium with his own money, they’re now worth 1.75 BILLION. That’s after giving more than 400 mil to charity. FACT NOT OPINION. One of the most influential owners in the NFL, who owns the 4th most valuable sports franchise in the world.There’s a scumbag in the room alright, but it’s not Robert Kraft.

  104. bighurt228 says: Jul 27, 2013 10:16 PM

    The Patriot Way is very alive and well!!!

  105. brazzz01 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    “We’re not always successful, but we give it our best shot.”

    Just about sums it up.

  106. brazzz01 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:19 AM

    And still to this day, not a single Patriot fan can explain WHY those spygate tapes were ordered by Goodell to be burned immediately.

    ———-

    They were destroyed so there would be no more tapes out there and theefore no excuses from Belichick if another tape somehow showed up.

    And to this day not a single Patriots hater can explain what could possibly be on those destroyed tapes that isn’t anything we didn’t already know they were taping.

    (Now…back into moronic Pats hater mode)

    The Pats cheated. It’s time to take all their rings away, kick Brady and Belichick out of the NFL and fold that franchise so the cheating stops. When will that happen commissioner?

  107. brazzz01 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:22 AM

    Pats have won the most games in the NFL since spygate. FACT NOT OPINION. Best organization in sports. Kraft the business person bought the Pats for 175 mil, when they were the laughingstock of the NFL. After building a stadium with his own money, they’re now worth 1.75 BILLION. That’s after giving more than 400 mil to charity. FACT NOT OPINION. One of the most influential owners in the NFL, who owns the 4th most valuable sports franchise in the world.There’s a scumbag in the room alright, but it’s not Robert Kraft.

    ————–

    The patriots cheated. Spygate is a worse crime than the Black Sox scandal. I am outraged that a weakling like Tom Brady become a great QB and got a supermodel wife because he and his coach cheated at their jobs.

    The NFL needs to fold that team now. Fact, not opinion.

  108. tedmurph says: Jul 30, 2013 11:45 PM

    You’re a sad, jealous joke. LMAO

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