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Robert Kraft: This team reminds me of ’01 group

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The Patriots are playing in the AFC Championship Game for the eighth time in head coach Bill Belichick’s 14 years with the team, which would suggest that it is just business as usual in New England.

Owner Robert Kraft doesn’t see things that way, though. Kraft said he thinks that Belichick may have done his best coaching job in 2013 as he guided the team to another division title and conference title game despite losing players like Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork, Jarod Mayo and Sebastian Vollmer to season-ending injuries along the way.

That’s left the Patriots with something of a patched-together lineup that’s short on established stars. That makeup reminds Kraft of the Patriots team that started the run of success under Belichick.

“This team we have now reminds me of our ’01 team,” Kraft said on ESPN Radio in New York, via ESPNBoston.com. “It wasn’t the biggest names or collection of stars. It was a team that had a certain mental toughness and truly played together as a team. … I think this year the sense of team and putting team first is at the highest level. We’ve learned it’s not the teams that have the best collection of talent, but it’s the teams that really come together, especially in December and January.”

The Patriots have proven to be nimble enough to adapt to the changes forced upon them this season while remaining successful. If that continues in Denver on Sunday, Kraft probably won’t be the only one making allusions to the 2001 team during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.

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  1. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 15, 2014 8:43 AM

    Minus the spy camera.

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 15, 2014 8:52 AM

    Stick to talking about macaroni and cheese Bob.

  3. ireadpftforthecomments says: Jan 15, 2014 8:55 AM

    Belichick has done a remarkable job this year.

    Which is why I was so pleased to see him among the finalists of PFT’s 2013 Coach Of The Ye–

    Oh, wait.

  4. imthaschmidt says: Jan 15, 2014 9:07 AM

    Belichick should have been coach of the year and you cant tell me different. just because he had Brady doesn’t mean he didn’t do a better job.

  5. bahoto34 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:10 AM

    Oh…you mean the tuck rule team

  6. godofwine330 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:23 AM

    He means the groupo that stole the Rams signals and stole the game? Those ’01 Patriots? The Patriots that the “Tuck Rule allowed them to steal another game that was gifted to them? And I am not even going to get into the conspiracy theory of the NFL wanting the “Patriots” to win after 9/11 (yeah, that was a reach, but I have heard a lot of conspiracy theorists on this issue for years. They stole one from my Rams and got away with it.

  7. azarkhan says: Jan 15, 2014 9:23 AM

    I think the 2011 season, when he took a “roster of misfits” to the Super Bowl, was Belichick’s best year of coaching .

    Per PFT: “But overall this is one of the most random rosters in the league. 18 undrafted free agents dot the 53-man roster, including eight starters…More than one-third of the Patriots roster was undrafted. The Patriots also have eleven more players that were taken in the fifth round or later in the draft. Less than half of the team was drafted in the first four rounds. 12 Patriots were signed “off the street” or during training camp…Essentially, the Patriots have a roster of misfits.”

  8. banthony28 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:25 AM

    Here’s some Breaking News to some of you who know nothing about Robert Kraft. He does not own Kraft Foods!!!

  9. patsfan4life344 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:29 AM

    Haha, you guys make me laugh. Bringing up spygate is all you have so I’ll let you have it. It’s the ultimate compliment to have so many people hate my team. I just feel bad for all of yours.

  10. CKL says: Jan 15, 2014 9:38 AM

    imthaschmidt says:
    Jan 15, 2014 9:07 AM
    Belichick should have been coach of the year and you cant tell me different. just because he had Brady doesn’t mean he didn’t do a better job.
    _________________________________
    And honestly as a Pats fan I have no problem saying that early in the year, TB himself wasn’t playing that well. Yes the OL was struggling in pass pro, and the receiver corps was 95% new and the run game hadn’t gotten going yet but TB was missing a lot of throws he normally wouldn’t either.
    What’s truly amazing about what BB and his staff have done this year is that they went from winning with defense early on while the O was struggling, to winning with timely defense and offense in the middle part of the year when the defense was decimated by injury then winning with a bludgeoning run game and a defense and pass offense that were efficient playmakers. How many coaching staffs can adapt that much within one year with less practice time than ever?

  11. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Jan 15, 2014 9:38 AM

    The ’01 team was gifted a trip to the super bowl and had to cheat once they got there. The current team doesn’t belong there either.

  12. 6ball says: Jan 15, 2014 9:41 AM

    .

    @godofwine330

    Lol…. 330 is Cleveland

    The Patriots have safeties in a season than you have wins.

    The coin flip for the 5th pick in the draft is considered playoff football in Cleveland.

    .

  13. footballfan58 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:47 AM

    You Patriot trolls always bring a smile to my face! New England is so under your skin that you obsess constantly about them. It’s really pathetic.

    And, by the way . . . . . Robert Kraft doesn’t have anything to do with Kraft foods. This also shows how misinformed you are about this team.

  14. rahavort says: Jan 15, 2014 9:48 AM

    2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Jan 15, 2014 9:38 AM

    The ’01 team was gifted a trip to the super bowl and had to cheat once they got there. The current team doesn’t belong there either.
    ____________________________________

    Keep on crying, your tears quench my thirst. Better luck next year for your team!!

  15. trollhammer20 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:49 AM

    There won’t be a pass-happy finesse team waiting for them in the Super Bowl this year, if they make it that far.

  16. weepingjebus says: Jan 15, 2014 9:50 AM

    I know Steelers fans traditionally have little to do this time of year anyway, but the spying trolling is weak even for you. You do realize your coach physically interfered with what would have been a TD play against his own team, right?

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:54 AM

    The feeble minded are out in force today. Enjoy the fact that your team is on their couches while the Pats are still playing.

  18. jimmyt says: Jan 15, 2014 9:54 AM

    Patriot fans crack me up!

  19. 7pints says: Jan 15, 2014 9:56 AM

    Pats fans are so sensitive to the cheating comments. For good reason. Lol

  20. stikman32000 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:05 AM

    godofwine330 says:
    Jan 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    He means the groupo that stole the Rams signals and stole the game? Those ’01 Patriots? The Patriots that the “Tuck Rule allowed them to steal another game that was gifted to them? And I am not even going to get into the conspiracy theory of the NFL wanting the “Patriots” to win after 9/11 (yeah, that was a reach, but I have heard a lot of conspiracy theorists on this issue for years. They stole one from my Rams and got away with it.

    ————————————

    No matter how good or bad a call is, how exactly did the team “steal” anything with the tuck rule? Was Belichick supposed to deny the ruling on the field somehow? Seriously dude, you should try to hide your glaring inferiority complex a little. It’s really sad.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 15, 2014 10:10 AM

    Tom Brady minus cheating = Jim Kelly

  22. mjdkid100 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:10 AM

    Anyone who says the patriots cheated against the Rams, please provide evidence.

    Considering the guy that did the taping said no walkthrough was taped after outing the rest of the operation…

  23. mjdkid100 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:11 AM

    7pints says:
    Jan 15, 2014 9:56 AM
    Pats fans are so sensitive to the cheating comments. For good reason. Lol

    ———-

    Maybe because it happened 7 years ago and people can never let it go…

  24. sagatti says: Jan 15, 2014 10:14 AM

    Is KODAK a pats sponsor? I wonder…lol

  25. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Jan 15, 2014 10:14 AM

    Robert Kraft: This team reminds me of ’01 group

    You mean the group that had to have an obscure rule dusted off at home to save their trip to the SB? And then had to video the walk through of the Rams to win it? That group Robert?

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:17 AM

    stikman32000 says:

    No matter how good or bad a call is, how exactly did the team “steal” anything with the tuck rule? Was Belichick supposed to deny the ruling on the field somehow?
    _________________

    Lol ignore the tuck rule crying. Those same people happily ignore the fact the Pats lost a game earlier in 2001 to the Jets in part because the tuck rule was called in favor of the Jets.

    They act like the moment the tuck rule was called the Pats immediately added 6 points to the scoreboard and didn’t have to go all the way downfield in driving snow twice to score against what was supposedly the best defense in the NFL that year.

    Its always a double standard with the Pats haters. Laughable

  27. matiberio says: Jan 15, 2014 10:17 AM

    My Pats will probably lose to the NFC IF they make the superbowl. Hell, my Pats might even lose this weekend to the Broncos. Regardless, they have given a heck of a season, and entertained me in unbelievable ways, and they sure look better than the other 28 teams that are sitting on the couch…

    na, na, na, na, boo boo… (ha)

  28. Dexter Morgan says: Jan 15, 2014 10:17 AM

    godofwhine330 says:
    Jan 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    He means the groupo that stole the Rams signals and stole the game? Those ’01 Patriots? The Patriots that the “Tuck Rule allowed them to steal another game that was gifted to them? And I am not even going to get into the conspiracy theory of the NFL wanting the “Patriots” to win after 9/11 (yeah, that was a reach, but I have heard a lot of conspiracy theorists on this issue for years. They stole one from my Rams and got away with it.
    ______________

    How exactly does a team “steal” a game that was “gifted” to them? Was it stolen, or gifted??? It can’t be both… Some people are so lame and whiny…

  29. listenup823 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:22 AM

    @ patsfan4life344
    Don’t feel bad for my team, son.., Mannings gonna have his way with your secondary Sunday..

  30. azarkhan says: Jan 15, 2014 10:22 AM

    Calling all Patriot-hating trolls! Soooooey!

  31. jwh8541 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:23 AM

    ah yea that great videotaping, holding, cheating team for the ages.

  32. pastabelly101 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:25 AM

    So many whiney trolls, fans of teams that must come up with some crazy reason why their team continues to lose while the Pats continue to win. Sorry fellas the Patriots will not die they will win and win and win some more because of superior coaching, mental toughness and by the way youth- the second youngest team in the league.

  33. flash1283 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:25 AM

    listenup823 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:22 AM

    @ patsfan4life344
    Don’t feel bad for my team, son.., Mannings gonna have his way with your secondary Sunday..

    You mean the way he did last time they played?

    36 pass attempts 150 yards

  34. thealmightybigblue says: Jan 15, 2014 10:26 AM

    Once again we here in big blue nation lol at mrs Brady and spygate nation.remember 18-1?

  35. flash1283 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:28 AM

    jimmyt says: Jan 15, 2014 9:54 AM

    Patriot fans crack me up!

    People that are Rams fans that troll every Patriot thread “crack me up”

  36. lexd75 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:29 AM

    I admire the persistence of the people who take the trouble to log in here day-after-day and pepper every Pats post with “Spygate” and/or “Tuck” rule nonsense.

    Honestly, based on Goodell’s appalling track record given the Saints situation last year, I can’t see how you’d place any credibility on what he adjudged the Pats to be guilty of?

    I can’t help but imagine that this group of individuals lost something BIG during that time. It may have been money or some significant chunk of whatever brought them happiness. The best thing for you to do would be to focus on getting a healthy, productive life.

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 15, 2014 10:29 AM

    It’s been almost 10 years without a SB win for Brady. Big Ben will never have a 10 year ring-less streak.

  38. thepowerhourwestga says: Jan 15, 2014 10:31 AM

    There’s no way you can argue that this isn’t the best coaching job Belichick has had in his entire career, he has plugged in guys off the street and turned them into producers on the field. I’d say the same for Brady because despite his rep as having an ego, he sure has been fine with throwing less in order to get the W. The folks who cling to Spygate, just remember their record is better Post-Spygate than before. (.790 Post) (.670 Before)

  39. Wineshard says: Jan 15, 2014 10:33 AM

    It DOES remind me of the 2001 team in that Brady is managing the offence rather than throwing 50 TDs. When will people learn that running the ball and defence are the factors that determine champions in the NFL? The Pats, Colts, Saints and even Packers teams that won the SB had those elements to those teams. The years they choked was due to an over-reliance on their media-darling QBs.

    This Pats team will fail because they don’t have a good defence. However, the run game on offence is going to help them tremendously in maybe overcoming that short-coming should Denver fall victim to the pass game love affair. Either team will lose in the SB to a more balanced team on the NFC side though.

  40. tiger7575 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:38 AM

    Bob, Are you being duped AGAIN BOB?

  41. ampats says: Jan 15, 2014 10:50 AM

    I understand trolls of teams that are in the AFCE as I have my fun with teams within our division that have not played in a Super Bowl for over 20 + years but these Rams fans (soon to be the LA Rams which they should be ) and some Steeler fans continually posting/trolling on every Patriots post about taping a walkthru that never occurred and has been well documented is just sad. As far as the tuck rule you would believe that the only time it was called was in the AFC division game as it has bee called multiple times every season until the rule was changed this year.

    I guess it is easier to blame and make excuses for their teams shortcomings . I guess it is human nature to hate on someone else’s success when they only know failure.

    Getting ready for the 8th AFCC since 2002.Not to mention 10th in franchise history.

    Hate on trolls !!!!!!

  42. everest71 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:51 AM

    It amazes me how many people still bring up the tuck rule? Did Brady look at the review and give it back to New England? No. I’d bet half of the people bringing it up didn’t even watch that game or remember it, they’re just mad because the patriots are consistently good. Instead of blaming the patriots try blaming the refs that have been consistently awful the last decade.

    And as far as spy gate goes. If you think your team wasn’t doing(or at least trying to) the exact same thing then you’re just ignorant. Why do you think Bellicheck didn’t get a year suspension? Because the NFL realized every team does the exact same thing they just caught out guy.

    People need to stop hating our team because were winners and maybe use the model Bellicheck has set for the league instead of overpaying Winey Superstars or putting all your hopes on a rookie first-round QB

  43. daysend564 says: Jan 15, 2014 10:57 AM

    They remind me of the 2001 team…not afraid to use the video cameras

  44. neatz says: Jan 15, 2014 11:00 AM

    2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says:
    Jan 15, 2014 9:38 AM
    The ’01 team was gifted a trip to the super bowl and had to cheat once they got there. The current team doesn’t belong there either.

    I love this..someone has created a complete Identity on the 3 Pats superbowls .. Must be tough to sleep or eat or work???

    Remember the rule about Camera was implemeted in 2006-2007 season and tuck rule was implemented against NE in 2001 against Jet. regarding the stealing signals..star witness on whose basis these allegations were created..has been proved to be a liar and bitter ex-Employee of Pats

  45. floriosbigtoe says: Jan 15, 2014 11:02 AM

    The ’01 team went to the Super Bowl because the refs made a call that was NEVER called before in the history of the game. Maybe Kraft already knows his team is advancing again.

  46. flash1283 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:06 AM

    floriosbigtoe says: Jan 15, 2014 11:02 AM

    The ’01 team went to the Super Bowl because the refs made a call that was NEVER called before in the history of the game. Maybe Kraft already knows his team is advancing again.


    Yes it was called before, it was called in the Patriots Jets game a few weeks before. It was called in favor of the Jets.

  47. floriosbigtoe says: Jan 15, 2014 11:07 AM

    The ’01 team advanced to the Super Bowl because the refs made a call that had NEVER been called before in the history of the game. Maybe Kraft already knows his team is advancing this year as well.

  48. metitometin says: Jan 15, 2014 11:12 AM

    Are people here on drugs? The ‘tuck rule’ must have been called 1,000 times since 2001.

    And again, I sound like a broken record, but every team was ‘cheating’ and ‘videotaping’ because it was legal. Goodell sent that memo about not to videotape to every team in the NFL, not just the Patriots. If the Patriots were the only team ‘videotaping’ then why did Goodell send that memo to every team in the NFL? Because every team was doing the exact same thing.

    Spygate was the most bogus thing to ever happen in the history of sports. Patriots unfairly took the hit for every other team out there doing the exact same thing. Some people need to get a clue and get their facts straight.

    Amazing that they’ve accomplished 2 Superbowls and 5 AFC Championship appearance since Spygate. Makes me think that Spygate was the most bogus scandal this country has ever seen.

  49. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 15, 2014 11:28 AM

    Amazing that they’ve accomplished 0 SB’s since Spygate. Makes me think that Spygate was the most downplayed scandal this country has ever seen

  50. alotofwhinersandlosers19 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:37 AM

    Well if a Patriots squad remind you in a way another Pats squad its ok,because it happens with other teams in the league,but in a diferent way ,they bring year after year the same losers team(Jets for example), but more interesting than that is reading peoples postings… that is something that dont change neither, same old whiners, same old postings and excuses, they have nothing new to say, you can tell by their postings the level of intelligence,(0.000001%),sounds like most are stocked in reverse,…And I wonder, If NE brings a HS team to the field and if they still win what do they have to say ? because that is almost what we saw last sunday against the colts, No Big Wilfolk, No Gronk,No hernandez,No Welker,No Lloyd,No Volmer,No Spikes,No Mayo,No Kelly,No adrian wilson,Not even DosonNo Moss(from the 2007 super team)S.Veeren out most of the season,Talib at 70% , the roster full of rookies that were 3rd string players, and they still posted 27.3 PPG(3rd)384 Ypg(7th)129.1 Rushing(9th)(with their leading RB in the dog house 1/2 of the season), I wonder ,again,what can losers have to say to that , of course,what NEW excuse do they have ?

  51. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:44 AM

    Realistically, this 2013 D wouldn’t have a chance against the Greatest Show on Turf. No Law, no Milloy, no Seymour…..

  52. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:51 AM

    Amazing that they’ve accomplished 0 SB’s since Spygate. Makes me think that Spygate was the most downplayed scandal this country has ever seen

    —-

    Amazing that the Steelers have suddenly become irrelevant since Dr Richard Rydze left the team. Hmmm….

    3 SB titles for the Pats > 0 for the Steelers. Fact. Sorry, I don’t count titles won from systemic PED cheating or the refs help….

  53. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:53 AM

    Yes it was called before, it was called in the Patriots Jets game a few weeks before. It was called in favor of the Jets.

    Do you really expect an uninformed Patriots hater (which describes just about all of them) to know that?

  54. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:57 AM

    crownofthehelmet says: Jan 15, 2014 10:29 AM

    It’s been almost 10 years without a SB win for Brady. Big Ben will never have a 10 year ring-less streak.

    —-

    Why? Are they planning to hire Dr Rydze back?

  55. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:59 AM

    Why do people call the Steelers a dynasty or an all time great franchise?

    They haven’t won squat without cheating or paying off the officiating in Super Bowls.

    They clearly have proven they are nothing without cheating, as their decline after Dr Rydze’s exit clearly and undisputably shows.

    Steelers = 0 untainted titles. Fact.

  56. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:01 PM

    floriosbigtoe says:

    The ’01 team advanced to the Super Bowl because the refs made a call that had NEVER been called before in the history of the game. Maybe Kraft already knows his team is advancing this year as well.
    _________________________

    Lol you are so clueless. The tuck rule was initiated by the league in 1999, so 2 full seasons before 2001 which was the 3rd season it was in place.

    Each team had it called in favor of the other team the were playing an average of once per year, i.e.; about 32 times in 1999, 32 times in 2001, and 32 times in 2001 including a call in favor of the Jets that helped them beat the Pats in a 2001 game.

    A simple lookup on any search engine would have told you this. But hey, if living in ignorance and claiming outright lies as the truth makes you feel better, please continue.

  57. CKL says: Jan 15, 2014 12:10 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jan 15, 2014 11:28 AM
    Amazing that they’ve accomplished 0 SB’s since Spygate. Makes me think that Spygate was the most downplayed scandal this country has ever seen
    __________________________________
    And your team has accomplished 0 SBs since your head coach interfered with a punt returner and was punished by the league. See how dumb that sounds? Since you’re one of those genetic lottery winners who always shows up on just about every Pats post to denigrate (that means “say bad things about”) them, I’m guessing you will not.

  58. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 15, 2014 12:14 PM

    wow brazzz01, or should I call you doctor, looks like I touched a nerve. Since you’re a Bengals fan, you’re just trying to deflect some of that ridicule coming your way. The Steelers are embarassed to be in the same division as the Chokers.

  59. 1historian says: Jan 15, 2014 12:18 PM

    FYI – I am a Pats’ fan.

    Sports teams have been stealing each others’ signals since the invention of dirt. If they didn’t at least TRY to do so they should be fired and replaced.

    Basketball, football, baseball, hockey – they ALL at least try to steal the other team’s signals.

    WHAT TO DO??

    I’ll say this slowly, one word at a time for some of you.

    1) CHANGE

    2) YOUR

    3) SIGNALS

    The Pats are playing the Broncs this weekend. I pick the Pats, you haters pick the Broncos.

    If the Broncos win I’ll be here Monday morning, but I have high standards and there are 2 requirements to get a response from me.

    1) Show a modicum of intelligence (big words day here)

    2) State the team you support – does not have to be the Broncos.

    If, however the Pats win, which I fully expect to happen, the same rules that have always applied will remain in force – I’ll bring the cheese, and you bring the whine.

  60. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:30 PM

    Lol you are so clueless. The tuck rule was initiated by the league in 1999, so 2 full seasons before 2001 which was the 3rd season it was in place.

    Each team had it called in favor of the other team the were playing an average of once per year, i.e.; about 32 times in 1999, 32 times in 2001, and 32 times in 2001 including a call in favor of the Jets that helped them beat the Pats in a 2001 game.

    A simple lookup on any search engine would have told you this. But hey, if living in ignorance and claiming outright lies as the truth makes you feel better, please continue.

    —-

    Nonono you got it wrong.

    2001 was a PATRIOT-ic year because of 9/11 and President Bush ordered the NFL to make a team nicknamed the Patriots win the Super Bowl. And lo and behold they saw their opportunity to make up a rule on the spot and called it the tuck rule.

    I think that sums it up right haters?

  61. Wineshard says: Jan 15, 2014 1:49 PM

    I nominate the posts on this thread for the worst display of internet “dialogue” of all time.

  62. richwizl says: Jan 15, 2014 3:03 PM

    Let’s just hope the refs don’t screw us like they did in the 2007 SB. Go Pats!

  63. horses721 says: Jan 15, 2014 3:50 PM

    I love how Ram’s fans still whine about the Super Bowl. A FALSE report came out the Pat’s taped the team’s walk through. The man accused of taping it and fired by the team denied it but I guess you have that for your excuse and not your coaches lousy game plan. Hey Ram’s fans, how come the Pat’s offense scored so little and had an awful game in terms of total yards if the reason they won was because of taping defensive signals? Wouldn’t they have done better on offense if they knew the signals? Pass that question on to sore loser Marshall Faulk!

    To the rest of you whiners out there, Bill Cowher lost many big games to the Pat’s, why is he still friends with somebody who was taping his signals? Herm Edwards waved at the camera when he was being taped and didn’t report it. Did it really give them an advantage, they are signals and have to be decoded and they are also changed by teams at halftime? The fired camera man said tapes were turned it when the game was over, not during the game. The rule came that teams could not have team camera’s on the field starting in 2007 so wasn’t it legal to tape things before 2007 so it was not really cheating if the rule didn’t exist? Other coaches have admitted doing this including Jimmy Johnson of Miami and Dallas. Were Jimmy and Bill the only ones that did this. Stop your wining Pat’s haters. Ask yourselves those questions then ask why the team still wins more than your team year after year. Another championship game and 2 Super Bowls after your whining spygate scandal. Has your team done that. Probably not!

    The tuck rule is a rule. It was a stupid rule but so are many of the rules today so get over it. Blame the NFL and not the Patriot’s for that dumb rule you whining Raider’s fans! You won a Super Bowl because of a phantom roughing the passer call that gave you a Super Bowl in 1977. It’s called karma!

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