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Jets instigated sideline interrogation of three Kraft Sports employees

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While it’s still unclear whether the Jets instigated the sweep of their locker room for bugs prior to last Sunday’s game at Gillette Stadium (more on that later in the day), it’s crystal clear that the Jets prompted a separate investigation of the Patriots during the Week Seven contest between the two teams.

PFT has obtained a copy of an email message detailing the incident that happened during the third quarter of the game.

“Jets Security Director Robert Mastroddi made an inquiry with NFL Security regarding the presence of two individuals wearing headsets and Patriots attire, who were positioned outside of the bench area on the Patriots sideline,” the email states. “Mastroddi requested to know who they were, and expressed concern given their proximity to the Patriots bench.”

Lenny Bandy and Dick Farley of NFL Security thereafter investigated the situation, questioning three employees of Kraft Sports, whose responsibilities include in-stadium entertainment, such as the music and other sound coming through speakers in the stadium. (Kraft Sports is owned by Robert Kraft, who also owns the Patriots.)

One of the employees also is responsible for keeping fresh batteries in the referee’s in-stadium microphone. But Mastroddi didn’t initially accept the explanation that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone; Mastroddi said “people responsible for maintaining the referee’s microphone should be League contractors and not Kraft Sports employees wearing Patriots gear.” In response to Mastroddi’s concerns, Bandy called 345 Park Avenue and spoke with Jay Reid of the officiating department, who confirmed that the referee’s in-stadium microphone is handled by the teams, not by the league.

The Boston Globe first reported the inquiry, and the Boston Herald added details.

The email obtained by PFT points out that a reporter from Sports Illustrated had approached Mastroddi after the game, because the reporter noticed that Mastroddi had been “very active” with NFL Security on the sideline. Mastroddi said he declined comment on or off the record, but that he informed Jets executives about his concerns and the ensuing investigation.

Asked Friday by reporters about the “alleged locker room sweep” on Sunday, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, “I know nothing about it.”

It’s unclear whether Bowles knows about the separate investigation; he wasn’t asked that specific question. But it’s hard to imagine that Bowles didn’t know or hadn’t since heard about it.

Asked whether he’s suspicious of the Patriots, Bowles said, “No, we just go up there to play football.”

The team’s head of security was doing more than playing football on Sunday. Whatever his game was, Mastroddi struck out swinging. The league ultimately found that “there is nothing to indicate that the conduct or actions of the aforementioned individuals [on Sunday] were inappropriate,” and the league closed the matter on Monday.

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403 Responses to “Jets instigated sideline interrogation of three Kraft Sports employees”
  1. turtlehut says: Oct 31, 2015 11:38 AM

    If there are employees of an organization known to cheat in your midst (in 8 years 2 hefty fines and loss of draft picks for cheating) the smart thing to do keep is keep closer tabs on them than you would if they worked for an organization without a history of cheating.

  2. nhpats says: Oct 31, 2015 11:39 AM

    In other news many people were spotted wearing “Brady” and “geonkowski” jerseys Thursday night….

  3. bstngrdn says: Oct 31, 2015 11:39 AM

    Man, these people are just completely paranoid. They are consumed with concerns other than what is happening on the field. No wonder they can’t win games.

  4. dingusgenius says: Oct 31, 2015 11:40 AM

    Oh lookie here. An NFL security employee making stupid accusations while completely unaware of the actual procedure.

    Shocking.

  5. heisthejuan says: Oct 31, 2015 11:40 AM

    This is messed up. NFL office is full of former Jets employees. NFL Game day ops department is basically an extension of the Jets org. They’re motivation is pretty transparent.

  6. zombiepatriot says: Oct 31, 2015 11:41 AM

    The NFL is getting sadder and sadder.

    How paranoid and petty of the Jets.

  7. stevebowl says: Oct 31, 2015 11:41 AM

    #InTheirHeads why winners lose and losers make excuses

  8. joeflaccoallday says: Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    Pats cheated, Brady deflated the balls, Dez caught it, Golden Tate dropped it, should of gave the ball to Marshawn #lifefacts

  9. Della Street says: Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    PATHETIC.

  10. twisteditoff says: Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be

  11. cmadatme says: Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    Sounds to me like the Jets Director of Security needs to read the Game Day Ops Manual. If you don’t know the rules how can you provide the proper security you were hired to do and responsible for?

    Shouldn’t League Officials have to notify both teams Director’s of Security in any investigation happening with team personnel prior to speaking with them? If all parties are present then there would be checks and balances.

    The NFL really needs an outside independent audit of their Security department and procedures.

  12. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 11:43 AM

    It’s amazing how paranoid teams are. The Patriots know how under scrutiny they are and the odds of them taking those kinds of advantages is close to zero… Take every minute of energy spent on conspiracy theories and focus on game preparation and that could be the competitive difference.

  13. apkyletexas says: Oct 31, 2015 11:44 AM

    Might as well fine them and take a draft pick. Even if security found nothing, we know they were cheating anyway.

  14. dmc1542 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM

    As a Patriot fan, ya gotta love it. What exactly is the going rate for real estate inside the head of 31 NFL teams?

  15. gambeast5533 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM

    The Patriots really are in everyone’s head. This is ridiculous.

  16. 41chacha says: Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM

    Can’t believe Jets hired Newman to be Director of Security! Who is their Director of Scouting Kramer? What a clown show!!!

  17. hairpie2 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM

    Wow….could the league and Jets possibly look any worse? Someone unbiased needs to oversee the nfl office and the teams with the most former players working for them.

  18. SparkyGump says: Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM

    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating. This thing is, they don’t have to! They have one of the greatest coaches of all time along with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Knock off the shenanigans and just play football!

  19. pencilmonkeymagic says: Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM

    The stink that just won’t go away.

  20. patsfan1820 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:46 AM

    If the Jets instigated the sideline investigation it’s hard to believe they did not instigate the investigation of the locker room either. Once again the Jets try to find something on the Patriots instead of preparing for the game which given how talented the Jets are this year is quite sad.

  21. refswin says: Oct 31, 2015 11:47 AM

    The league office is so corrupt. This is absolutely absurd to be harassing a team like this.

  22. stangz11 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:47 AM

    Update: Jets also requested that Patriots Gatorade bottles be tested for steroids

  23. number4020115 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:47 AM

    Nothing illegal found, again. So I’m now looking everywhere for the apology from the Jets for making another false accusation against the Patriots. I can’t find it anywhere. Can someone tell me where it is or when it is coming?

  24. DrinkingTheDeliciousTearsOfTheHaters says: Oct 31, 2015 11:48 AM

    Wild swinging desperation to frame the Patriots is priority #1 among the former Jet employess who run 345 Park Ave.

  25. patsrule59 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:48 AM

    “This is messed up. NFL office is full of former Jets employees”

    I’m not so sure about the “former’ part.

  26. kevo95 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be

    Well said, cheaters always cheaters ,that’s the Patriot way ,sure seems funny how this team always gets in something fishy
    Kraft u suck

  27. patsrule59 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    “It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating”

    I guess you missed the part of the story where the league said they found no evidence of wrongdoing, huh?

    Moron.

  28. eddievortex says: Oct 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    The Patriots are inside every NFL team’s head!

    This whole deflating of footballs thing is reminding me of the old “Chicken Little” story!

    “Paranoia strikes deep.”

  29. markwri says: Oct 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    Man, I’m getting sick and tired of this stuff. Can’t we just play football? Jets – Patriots rivalry going beyond the field is not healthy for the NFL. Other rivalries don’t spill over. Roger do your job tell both teams to tone it down

  30. jchemengr says: Oct 31, 2015 11:50 AM

    7-0.

  31. bonniebengal says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    He was doing his job. Too bad Pats fans.

  32. bstngrdn says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    twisteditoff says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM
    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be

    1 0
    If the they you are referring to are Patriots fans, you are completely wrong. We know very well why you hate the team and its fans. And you know what?We don’t care what you think. We just continue to enjoy the Patriots and the weeping and gnashing of teeth that continues as the Patriots continue to befuddle the many losers in the league.

  33. patriots123456 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    My God will it ever end?

    They got beat, plain & simple.

    Some clowns on the sideline with headsets didn’t beat them, the Patriots did.

    This crybaby crap has gone beyond bizarre.

  34. otheirony says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    Twisted it off is surely twisted. Wow.

  35. ghostofgilchrist says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    #unidentifiedguyswithheadsetsgate

  36. craze32 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    bb and tb12 are in everyones head so much so they cant think straight long live the pats dynasty

  37. number4020115 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    Hey Sparky, you didn’t comprehend what you read. The Pats did nothing wrong. The Jets STRUCK OUT.
    You look like a fool with that comment.

  38. grogansheroes says: Oct 31, 2015 11:52 AM

    Yet when the Pats ask the NFL to sweep locker rooms before games, the NFL refuses. Some soft team will plant something, and blame the Pats. This is what the NFL wants.

  39. Della Street says: Oct 31, 2015 11:52 AM

    SparkyGump says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM
    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating.

    ______________

    What are you talking about? Do you even know how to read? Or think?

  40. lyfordjr says: Oct 31, 2015 11:53 AM

    “[Jets Security Director Robert] Mastroddi didn’t initially accept the explanation that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone; … In response to Mastroddi’s concerns, Bandy called 345 Park Avenue and spoke with Jay Reid of the officiating department, who confirmed that the referee’s in-stadium microphone is handled by the teams, not by the league…”

    So the Jets Security director doesn’t even know who is responsible for what, and is making accusations against the Patriots based on his own ignorance?

    Charming…

  41. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Oct 31, 2015 11:54 AM

    In everyone’s heads except the NY Giants’.

  42. bonniebengal says: Oct 31, 2015 11:54 AM

    Every team playing in that stadium should do this. Don’t trust the Patriots.

  43. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 11:54 AM

    SparkyGump says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM
    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating. This thing is, they don’t have to! They have one of the greatest coaches of all time along with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Knock off the shenanigans and just play football!

    ———-

    You know nothing was found in the sweep and the sideline guys were legit right? Not sure what you are talking about.

  44. majormalphunktion says: Oct 31, 2015 11:55 AM

    This is going to cost the Pats 2 1st round picks and the whole defensive line 8 weeks of suspension.

    Oh wait? People were just doing their jobs?
    Doesn’t matter cuz..excuses.

    In my dreams I see the Pats winning the superbowl, and then not accepting the trophy from Godell. Just leave him standing there like a slapped ass in front of the whole world.

  45. dingusgenius says: Oct 31, 2015 11:55 AM

    “He was doing his job. Too bad Pats fans.”

    Right. “Doing his job”…..and doing it so well that he is making accusations based on not knowing the procedures and rules.

  46. nightryder10 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:55 AM

    I hear Belichick sometimes jaywalks and doesn’t always recycle.

    I only know this because the Jets reported it.

  47. One for the thumb says: Oct 31, 2015 11:55 AM

    I’m getting a little sick of the special treatment the Jets get from the League Offices.

    Time to clean house at 345 Park Ave.

  48. sonhoodoo says: Oct 31, 2015 11:56 AM

    turtlehut says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:38 AM
    If there are employees of an organization known to cheat in your midst (in 8 years 2 hefty fines and loss of draft picks for cheating) the smart thing to do keep is keep closer tabs on them than you would if they worked for an organization without a history of cheating.

    ————————–

    Wrong. As Director of Security, your job is to actually know certain things. For example, that the team has an employee responsible for maintaining the refs microphone. That he doesn’t means he doesn’t even know who is responsible for what for Jets home games.

    But this is just like a lot of accusations regarding the Patriots. If the accusers spent more time actually being responsible for what they should know and be doing, they wouldn’t look like complete morons when their accusations are proven to be baseless.

  49. deacon85 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:56 AM

    This is really getting out of hand. As a Patriots fan, I’m happy to see other teams waste time and resources pretending they’re Sherlock Holmes. But at the same time, I get tired of reading about this stuff. If you want to beat the Patriots, then draft better and play better. Otherwise, just shut and learn how to be a good loser.

  50. FattyWayneFontes says: Oct 31, 2015 11:57 AM

    #KraftSportsSecurityGate

  51. larryravor says: Oct 31, 2015 11:58 AM

    If the un-tethered blimp had floated into New England the FAA and the US Army had contracted the New England Patriots to deflate the blimp since they had experience in such matters

  52. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 11:58 AM

    bonniebengal says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    He was doing his job. Too bad Pats fans.

    ——–

    Too bad for what? They didnt find anything so why would Patriots fans care? Too bad for the Jets that they are wasting their energy on paranoid conspiracy theories instead of preparing for the game.

  53. mrphelps01 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:59 AM

    This just in: Bill being investigated for using Jedi mind trick to keep Bowles from calling timeout.

  54. sonhoodoo says: Oct 31, 2015 11:59 AM

    twisteditoff says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM
    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be
    ——————–

    So, people hate the Pats because Directors of Security from the Jets don’t know normal game operations and investigate things they should actually be aware of?
    -The Boys In the Let’s Get This Straight Dept.

  55. patriots123456 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:59 AM

    Friday on Boston Sports radio they said that the Patriots actually asked the League to check the Jets locker room for bugs.

    The reason supposedly being that they didn’t want the Jets planting something in the locker room and then crying to the League “look what we found”, the Patriots are cheating.

  56. doublezero74 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    twisteditoff | Oct 31, 2015, 11:42 AM EDT
    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be
    —————————————————————————-

    Has there ever been a more idiotic and “garbadge” comment than yours? No.

    You obviously can’t read beyond the headlines because any normal human being would come to the conclusion that the Jets are a pathetic joke of a franchise, as the author of this post has

  57. nunan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Turtlehut- you’re confused. The league punishing/fining a team or player is no indication of guilt…that should be abundantly clear at this point.

    On another note, the pats are so dominant that teams are completely paranoid about it. It’s become another advantage.

  58. jchipwood says: Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?

  59. imodan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:01 PM

    kevo95 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be

    Well said, cheaters always cheaters ,that’s the Patriot way ,sure seems funny how this team always gets in something fishy
    Kraft u suck
    ———————————————————-
    As always 095 can be counted on to look the complete fool. Has the reading comprehension skills of my dog. It was the dopey Jets Security chief who didn’t have a clue how things work but hey, 095 chimes in with the usual nonsense.

  60. mattcro0172 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:01 PM

    Kensil…..it’s always been Kensil since Belichick said FU to the Jets when Parcells stepped down. He is behind spy gate and deflate gate.

  61. nje22 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:01 PM

    Here’s something crazy Jets, you lose because they beat your ass, not because of men in headsets on the sideline

  62. nwhmpshr says: Oct 31, 2015 12:02 PM

    The jets security director doesn’t know the rules yet he accuses and lectures from his ignorance. Mall cop.

  63. voddyt says: Oct 31, 2015 12:02 PM

    Reading these stories about the league office and other teams reminds me of that show “Ancient Aliens”: Disbelief that people are simply capable of such excellence that it blows their minds morphs into an agenda to find an explanation which makes you feel better about yourself.

  64. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 31, 2015 12:03 PM

    Should this surprise anyone?

    Don’t you think store security watches a known, admitted shoplifter closer than a regular customer?

    If Pats are so innocent, someone should tell the owner to stop admitting guilt by action.

  65. nbptma1 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:03 PM

    Woody, BB dissed you for a better organization. You need to let it go . . . let it go Woody, just let it go.

  66. patsdominate says: Oct 31, 2015 12:03 PM

    Bill Belichick and Tom Brady = GOATS…owning space in the heads of every other franchise for 15yrs and counting !!!! Unicorns, tooth fairy, Bigfoot, Lochness Monster and Pats deflating footballs, taping teams walkthroughs, bugging locker rooms, tampering headsets, warm Gatorade, illegal. Legal..Formations , playing too rough with Colts receivers, and best one EVAH…violating unwritten rulebook….. just shows how jealousy warps reality in the minds of haters……LOL

  67. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Oct 31, 2015 12:04 PM

    Update: NFL resources devoted to OJ in search for real killer ….

  68. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    As written in The Buffalo News in 2013:

    “But here come the Patriots anyway, relentless figures emerging from the miasma, barely breaking stride as they step over your team’s smoldering carcass and head back to the playoffs.”

  69. phuckauffewe says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    bonniebengal says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    He was doing his job. Too bad Pats fans.

    ________________________________
    “In response to Mastroddi’s concerns, Bandy called 345 Park Avenue and spoke with Jay Reid of the officiating department, who confirmed that the referee’s in-stadium microphone is handled by the teams, not by the league.”

    If he was qualified to do his job, and was actually doing it, he’d have known that. Instead, he sees his job as accusing others of breaking rules. And therein lies the problem, Harbough, didn’t know the rules, and cried. To placate him, the league changes the rule this year and he tries to be Bilichick and violates the rules he whined to change.

    Big Ben whines about an “unwritten rule” after being outplayed.

    How can you be doing your job fully, if you don’t know what you’re talking about? Yet another example of an overpaid, under prepared opponent walking into the Razor and showing themselves to have BB in their head and the Patriots being demonized while doing nothing wrong.

  70. macbull says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    …”Newman” …

  71. collinsj2015 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    Pathetic.

  72. nbptma1 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    I had the Colts ahead of the Jets in terms of teams I hate. I think I may have to change it around.

  73. patriots123456 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    Look at the picture of the Jets head of security, he looks like “Son of Sam” the serial killer from NY.

  74. mspeechez says: Oct 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    #deflategate
    #headsetgate
    #wingate
    #batterygate
    #buggate

    really people. Grow up.

    #losersdonthavethingbettertodogate

  75. toybkshr says: Oct 31, 2015 12:07 PM

    @ cmadatme says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    “The NFL really needs an outside independent audit of their Security department and procedures”. ————————————————————————————————
    Yeah, they could get Ted Wells to do it for 5mil!!

  76. bksk07 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:07 PM

    Lol he’s good at his job doesnt even know the rules. typical jet executive.
    All he needed was to tamper with a player later on and employee of the year.

  77. gcstephen13 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:08 PM

    The Pats are still cheating and everyone knows this.. The NFL is a joke. Pats are are a joke as well. Any other city the fans would demand honest play. Not in Boston!😀 You’re not trying unless you are cheating. Great Role models.😀

  78. imodan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:08 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM
    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?-
    —————————————————–
    Your super team is 3 and 4. I suppose the other 3 losses were due to cheating. What a pathetic level of stupid.

  79. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 12:09 PM

    The NFL office in New York is a rats nest. It is accountable to no one. Currently, the NFL is appealing Judge Berman’s decision in an effort to garner virtual totalitarian control over the players. If that sounds like hyperbole, it is only because what the NFL seeks is so far reaching that they literally want to have an exemption from federal and state law, in particular labor laws. This scandal makes the “Quiz Show” scandals from the 1950s, that wound up being exposed in congressional hearings, look like venial sins. The fact that the NFL is not being called out by the mainstream media is an indictment of the media’s collusion with the NFL and it unwillingness to act as check and balance to NFL power.

  80. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:09 PM

    mrphelps01 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:59 AM
    This just in: Bill being investigated for using Jedi mind trick to keep Bowles from calling timeout.

    ——-

    That and to prevent Bowles from trying to score with 2 min left in the first half and 3 timeouts in hand.

  81. kuantan97 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:10 PM

    I’m not a Jets fan, but from the outside I like Bowles and how he plays everything close to the vest. You get the feeling he knows a lot more than he lets on, or so it appears. It’s a refreshing change over the “what you see is what you get/wear every little thought and whim on my sleeve” previous regime.

  82. jrterrier5 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:11 PM

    There ought to be a rule like play-reviews. You get two freebies per year or per lifetime. After that, NFL should start taking draft choices from the paranoid teams who are making false accusations.

  83. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:11 PM

    No team works harder than the Pats. Numerous former players that were on other teams before or after their time with the Pats have confirmed this.

    Hard work, innovation and success used to be respected in this country. Now the politically correct, want everyone to get a participation trophy and nothing more, lazy, whining, self entitled crowd find the hard work and innovation somehow “cheating” because they are either incapable and or to lazy to do so themselves.

    Now we once again have league officials that don’t even know league procedures making accusations at the Pats.

    The corruption and stupidity of Goodell’s league office is incredible. They are the cheaters, not the Pats. They have lied about every major “scandal” they have manufactured against the Saints, Cowboys, Washington and Miami, and caught red handed lying about the Ray Rice incident in an attempt to cover it up.

  84. neil0311 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:11 PM

    Screw the league and screw the loser, whining Jets. Try winning the game, then you don’t need to find excuses.

  85. imodan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:12 PM

    bonniebengal says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    He was doing his job. Too bad Pats fans.
    ——————————————————-
    Bonnie’s a relatively new hater. I’m guessing it’s because she foolishly thinks here underachieving, choker infested team might actually be competitive with the Pats this year. Well Bonnie enjoy it while it last’s because inevitably it will all come crashing down.

  86. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:12 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM
    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?

    ——

    What is your point? The Jets are good. That’s why it was close. Maybe if they didn’t was time on delusions they could play even better.

  87. gcstephen13 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:12 PM

    When there is smoke there is no fire…. look the other way pats fans.😀 Not that hard to tap in to another teams headset.

  88. smasonsmith says: Oct 31, 2015 12:12 PM

    You’re telling me the Jets Director of Security doesn’t know who should be on the field at an NFL game and what role those people perform? And that he doesn’t expect employees of the home team to be outside of bench area during the game? Who does he think runs stadium operations? Martians?

    What a clown show, this is…

  89. unoduotres says: Oct 31, 2015 12:13 PM

    What do you expect from an organization whose billionaire Owner ( Woody Johnson) charges the Defense Department Hundreds of thousands of dollars to honor American Soldier Heros?

  90. daveydawg says: Oct 31, 2015 12:13 PM

    Hahahaha how embarrassing to be a jets fan

  91. judalation says: Oct 31, 2015 12:14 PM

    You pathetic Pats fans need to shut up… Stop cheating and people will stop bringing it up… Only Pats fans dont think Brady paid to deflate balls and got away with it… thumbs down this comment ALL YOU WANT but we know its true…

    Cant wait for the Jets to beat you next time we play!

  92. rportkid says: Oct 31, 2015 12:14 PM

    Crazy to tell Goodell to do his job. He obviously is incompetent and doesn’t know how…doesn’t even understand what his job is. His minions run the league office, and he just backs them and lies about everything. Lying is all Goodell knows how to do and he does it very well.

  93. Wineshard says: Oct 31, 2015 12:15 PM

    A security guy asking questions? Shocking!

  94. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:17 PM

    “It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating”

    Actually the bad habit is losers not taking responsibility for their own failures and crying cheating constantly.

  95. integrityoftheshield says: Oct 31, 2015 12:18 PM

    Jets are charter members of the “we can’t stop thinking about the Patriots 24/7” club. Rex’s Bills have been a disaster since Pats whipped them; Colts and Ravens still haven’t recovered from losses to Pats in last year’s playoffs; Seahawks have a losing record since the SB loss to Pats. Dolphins and Jets will fall in line too. Both will lose their next game after having lost to Pats and will finish no better than 8-8. How have them Cowboys done since playing Pats? The simple fact of the matter is that the Pats arguably have the greatest coach, the greatest QB, the greatest TE and the greatest kicker in NFL history and an owner who leaves the coaches and players alone. The Patriots have been the envy of this entire generation of NFL players, coaches and GM’s. Even when a smart coach like Todd Bowles tries to downplay the significance of playing the Pats, his players know otherwise. Players, coaches and GM’s are mentally scarred after playing and losing to Pats because it is mentally exhausting to prepare for them, mentally exhausting to play them and most significantly, mentally exhausting to carry them around in one’s head the other 51 weeks of the year.

  96. whywerule says: Oct 31, 2015 12:18 PM

    judalation says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:14 PM
    You Pats fans need to shut up…

    No.

    Still angry bro?

  97. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 31, 2015 12:19 PM

    Dirty, low character franchise.

  98. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Oct 31, 2015 12:19 PM

    Tee hee🙂

    Poor poor Patriot Hater. To think you really do believe your limp wristed skirt wearing wuss of a team belongs on the same field as the World Champions!😀😀😀

    You poor deluded souls…..
    🙂

  99. lwstarr says: Oct 31, 2015 12:20 PM

    Nothing to see here except paranoia from the Jets, harassment of employees of a team from someone that doesn’t know the rules, and idiot fans of other teams that jump on this as cheating.

    In. Your. Heads.

    Patriots 19-0.

  100. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:20 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:54 AM
    In everyone’s heads except the NY Giants’.

    ——–

    The funny thing with Eli and the Giants is they play better on the road or a neutral field. The Patriots are coming to town. No pressure on Brady but lots on Eli to not be embarrassed at home. Eli is a choker in that place. Good luck.

  101. abninf says: Oct 31, 2015 12:20 PM

    bullcharger says:

    It’s amazing how paranoid teams are.
    ==================================

    They have reason to be.

  102. jmethane says: Oct 31, 2015 12:23 PM

    That’s the thing young kids don’t understand about cheating. It is your reputation it is all you have in the end. Once you’re caught cheating nobody believes you do anything by the book ever. It’s best not to cheat

  103. zigthepatsfan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:23 PM

    SparkyGump says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM
    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating. This thing is, they don’t have to! They have one of the greatest coaches of all time along with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Knock off the shenanigans and just play football!

    ———–
    Millions of dollars investigation. They had to lie and stretch truths to come up with “possibly”. During that investigation I’d bet they were looking for much more than just some ball tampering but obviously found NOTHING. This article should have squelched the tinfoil hatters that bring up tapped headsets/frequencies…that was also just debunked,,,They checked all that stuff, found NOTHING. Believe me with Goodell now fighting to keep his dictator status he would LOVE to find anything to help strengthen his case in the “deflategate” case. But…nothing. Not for lack of trying though

    and yet after reading this you think it’s even worse today than it was yesterday? Because a team is paranoid and another team gets looked in to doesnt mean the looked in to team is guilty dude. They found NOTHING. Do you understand that part?

    You got us with Spygate I’ll give you that. They should have stopped when they were told to and they paid the price. Since then they have been the most scrutinized team in the league by a lot. Investigated twice now,,,nothing. Nothing but “possiblys” and innuedos and un named sources…and pretty much slander since most of it hasn’t been proven and a lot actually de-bunked

    am I wrong there?

  104. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Oct 31, 2015 12:24 PM

    Hard work, innovation and success used to be respected in this country. Now the politically correct, want everyone to get a participation trophy and nothing more, lazy, whining, self entitled crowd find the hard work and innovation somehow “cheating” because they are either incapable and or to lazy to do so themselves.

    Nailed it.

    That’s why it’s an absolute joy to get literally right in Patriot Haters grill and laugh at them.🙂 And why I will keep doing so.🙂

  105. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 12:25 PM

    The Patriots on-field dominance over the Jets has the panties of Woody Johnson and his minions in a bunch.

    The Jets won a super bowl way back in the 1960s. Namath was a great story and had a great year but comparing him to Brady would be a joke. Just look at wins, losses, and the stats if you question that reality.

    Having lived in an NFL wasteland for almost 50 years, and having watched the greatest head coach in NFL history walk out on you and turn a rival (in a place you consider second rate) into possibly the best franchise ever has sent the Jets owner into a jealous rage.

    Brady salted the wound by winning a super bowl last year with Darelle Revis as his teammate, which was like Woody Johnson’s wife having Belichick’s baby. The New Yorkers, with the help of their boys in the NFL offices, tried to drive a stake through the heart of Brady and he beat the rap in a New York court room. Now he’s telling Johnson he is going to keep beating him for ten more years.

    What a story.

  106. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 12:25 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM
    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?

    No, funny was watching Tannehill’s face while the ball sailed past him.

    Where were you Friday? I was sure we’d see more scintillating commentary.

    Owning fans makes me happy🙂 Personally I’d be hiding out had I said as many stupid things a chippy.

  107. fireroger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:25 PM

    Another swing and miss. Weird.

  108. mullman76 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:27 PM

    Kraft runs around with Pros…it’s a known fact.

    And we’re not talking about players on his football team….

  109. tpaleo says: Oct 31, 2015 12:27 PM

    Bob, Lenny, and Dick need to get their stories straight. If you are the Jets, do you really want this used as motivation for the Pats when they come to play you?

    Of course you do. Why wouldn’t you want a team to have yet another reason to want to defeat you? You probably want the NFL to release a statement each week saying, “We don’t respect the Patriots, especially their coach and their quarterback. We defy them to continue to win games while we accuse them of cheating.”

    Excellent strategy on the part of the Jets. The NFL is equally inept, seeking new ways of making the Patriots demonstrate their ability to win without cheating by making false accusations without evidence.

  110. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Oct 31, 2015 12:27 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:54 AM
    In everyone’s heads except the NY Giants’.


    The Patriots will whoop the Giants this year🙂 Why? Because they are simply the better football team.🙂 Any Pats fan fearing the Giants needs to flip their calendar from 2011 to 2015.🙂

  111. pastabelly says: Oct 31, 2015 12:27 PM

    Sometimes it’s better having other teams think you cheat than actually cheat. As a Pats fan, I love the whole Ernie Adams is in their heads concept.

  112. lolo376 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:28 PM

    How is it possible to have so many past Jets employees working for the NFL right now?

  113. phuckauffewe says: Oct 31, 2015 12:29 PM

    This is one of the major problems regarding the Patriots. We know the rules, all of the rules, and others do not.

    Because of their ineptitude, they accuse us of cheating, or bending the rules. They should spend less time looking for non-playing reasons they are losing to us, and spend more time learning their craft.

    But of course, that would take real work, discipline, innovation, sweat, and accountability, and that’s not the climate we live in today.

    I blame the “everyone is a winner just for participating climate” that has existed in our schools for the last generation. They are not prepared for real adversity, and can’t believe they are not just as good as everyone else. Mommy and Daddy have told them all of their lives they are “special” so it must be true.

    Fact, special is defined as “special better, greater, OR otherwise different from what is usual”, and that’s not always a good thing. Especially since they are obviously not better or greater on the field than the well coached, well prepared Patriots.

    Too bad Bowles works for such a lazy inept owner, because he sounds like a man’s man. a Let our actions on the playing field do our talking.

  114. nolasoxfan2012 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:30 PM

    It’s really clear (to me, anyways) that the operations wing of the NFL has zero clue what they are doing and needs to be reconstructed. How is it possible that the on-the-ground NFL security official has to call NFL offices to figure out who maintains the referees’ communications? Knowing information like that IS his job! This whole deflategate fracas erupted because these same people didn’t know that the air pressure in balls gets lower in cold weather. These same people included someone who steals balls from games just last year. This kind of stuff only happens when the people at the top don’t pay enough attention to what’s going on.

  115. thebigolddog says: Oct 31, 2015 12:30 PM

    Captain Roger Ahab Goodell speaks:

    “Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!”

    Like Mody Dick, Goodell, along with his motley crew “made up of mongrel renegades, and castaways, and cannibals – morally enfeebled also, by the incompetence of mere unaided virtue or right-mindedness in Starbuck” will be dragged to their doom by the object of their obsession.

  116. scottbrowning2 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:31 PM

    Geez Louise…When did the NFL become such a league of cowards. Its a shame too. The Jets played a great game. To have that honorable effort overshadowed by the chickenpoo efforts of the NY suits and league office is a real pity.

  117. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 12:31 PM

    Are the folks at the NFL office and their rump swabs in New Jersey so desperate to justify the idiocy they dragged everyone through that they still are willing to go out on this limb? Do they not get that everyone is watching now?

    But please, don’t ever change. I love watching these clowns twist in the wind. Makes very win sweeter.

  118. jrterrier5 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:31 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:03 PM
    Should this surprise anyone?

    Don’t you think store security watches a known, admitted shoplifter closer than a regular customer?

    If Pats are so innocent, someone should tell the owner to stop admitting guilt by action.

    You know that the only team actually caught cheating with ball prep is the Jets? Don’t you? Jets prep person was using illegal procedure with kicking balls in game against Patriots.

  119. whywerule says: Oct 31, 2015 12:32 PM

    jmethane says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:23 PM
    That’s the thing young kids don’t understand about cheating. It is your reputation it is all you have in the end…

    I know what you mean. Like the Jets coaches famously tripping opposing Special Teams players. Like the Jets famously filming the Patriots defensive signals from not allowed locations on the sidelines in 2006 (and yet not getting punished – imagine that!). Like the Jets having a member of their team suspended for putting an illegal football into the game for kicking in 2009. Like the Jets….I could definitely go on.

    Again, I know what you mean. The Jets reputation as cheaters, losers and whiners is unparalleled.

  120. jchemengr says: Oct 31, 2015 12:32 PM

    The team with the best chance to beat the Patriots is a team that can get this nonsense out of their heads. Bowles made a mess of clock management at the end of the game. Any wonder why.

  121. carloswlassiter says: Oct 31, 2015 12:33 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?
    ————————————————————
    Why is this funny?

  122. zigthepatsfan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:33 PM

    We’re the Jets and we have regular cable

  123. skunkb3ar says: Oct 31, 2015 12:33 PM

    This is getting out of hand. Something has to be done about the obvious bias at the league office. So arrogant.

  124. Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says: Oct 31, 2015 12:34 PM

    bonniebengal says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    He was doing his job. Too bad Pats fans.
    ———————————————————————
    Worry about your team winning in the playoffs. Tell your team to worry about the Steelers Bonnie.

  125. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:34 PM

    I guess I could understand if they were over by the Jets bench.

    One thing that bozo was right about is the NFL should be the one providing and maintaining all of the communication devices.

  126. alfredogarciashead says: Oct 31, 2015 12:34 PM

    Wise move. You have to stay on top of people/organizations with a history of duplicitous behavior.

    Legacy forever tarnished!

  127. faulkana says: Oct 31, 2015 12:34 PM

    apkyletexas says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:44 AM
    Might as well fine them and take a draft pick. Even if security found nothing, we know they were cheating anyway.
    ============================

    Fine us, and take away whatever you want!
    The World Champion Patriots will whip your asses anyway!
    That is the beautiful part of all of this nonsense!

  128. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 12:36 PM

    jmethane says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:23 PM
    That’s the thing young kids don’t understand about cheating. It is your reputation it is all you have in the end. Once you’re caught cheating nobody believes you do anything by the book ever. It’s best not to cheat


    When you say, “caught cheating” you mean like taking steroids or using stickum or tripping players on the field while on the sideline, right?

    Funny how those episodes of “caught cheating” seem to have a teflon coating.

    Why are they referred to as “infractions” for some repeat offenders and “cheating” for those who have been sanctioned only once?

    Please, enlighten us.

  129. fireroger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:37 PM

    If this was a Wells investigation the batteries would be enough to link Brady to it and earn him a 4 game suspension.

  130. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 12:37 PM

    judalation says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:14 PM
    You pathetic Pats fans need to shut up… Stop cheating and people will stop bringing it up… Only Pats fans dont think Brady paid to deflate balls and got away with it… thumbs down this comment ALL YOU WANT but we know its true…

    Cant wait for the Jets to beat you next time we play!

    ———-

    Read your comment back to yourself and then really think about who is pathetic.

  131. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 12:38 PM

    Don’t they mean,

    Jets Director of Insecurity?
    🙂

  132. patstipoftheiceberg says: Oct 31, 2015 12:38 PM

    Even if they found nothing this time…..they know where to find the disguised “employees”. if they’re Kraft employees and not actual Pats employees……there is the ruse which RAK is on board with.

    Guess all you pats media cartel better find a place to stand, the iceberg is melting quickly with all the hot lamps. Are there enough lifeboats

    Bahaaaaaaaaa🙂

    #stilllookingforacceptance

    NEfarious reaps what they sow.

    #forevercheaters

    #blutarskybowlsthemover

    #boycottblueshirtandwhitecollar

    #myracomesbackhaunting

    #asterisksoftaint

    #irscomingforportnoy

    #interrogate

    #stopfackingcheating

  133. weepingjebus says: Oct 31, 2015 12:41 PM

    The Jets were busted this year tampering with other team’s players, and infamously had coaches trip opponents that got too close to their sideline. They are the last people that should be accusing others of cheating, and there’s a reason they’re not even the best team in their own home stadium. Sad when your best memory from the last 60 years is losing in the AFC championship.

  134. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:45 PM

    jmethane says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:23 PM

    That’s the thing young kids don’t understand about cheating. It is your reputation it is all you have in the end. Once you’re caught cheating nobody believes you do anything by the book ever. It’s best not to cheat
    ——————————————

    Then the whole league is a scam, unless you are one of the delusional bozos that think the Patriots is the only team that breaks rules.

    By the way, the legal taping of opponents signals from the wrong location isn’t cheating, it’s breaking the rules.

  135. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 12:46 PM

    Today is a banner day where I’m proven wrong. Here I was thinking Kev095 only knew 3 words and a top row character (shift+8).

  136. toybkshr says: Oct 31, 2015 12:46 PM

    @ doctorrustbelt says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:19 PM
    Dirty, low character franchise. ——————————————————————————————————–
    The Jets, Steelers or both?

  137. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 12:47 PM

    Brady and the Patriots are being stalked not by some crazed individual with a chemical imbalance in their brain, but by an organized (that’s a stretch) and coordinated effort of the NFL commissioner, his staff, and several NFL owners. Thankfully, their vendetta is as skillful as their on-field performance. Goodell should resign immediately in disgrace. Woody would sell the Jets to someone with some lead in their pencil, if not a strong woman.

  138. wk1234 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:48 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:54 AM
    In everyone’s heads except the NY Giants’.
    *************

    Despite excuses that could be used by the Patriots for those losses (Brady played hurt in 2007 Superbowl- and the same for Gronkowski in 2011), you never heard a Patriot whine about injuries, refs, trick plays etc. or accuse the Giants of cheating. The amazing part of this whole BS is that the Patriots are actually one of the classier organizations in the NFL. They never speak ill of an opponent, and in fact, treat last place teams like SuperBowl contenders every week, and when they lose, they never whine or complain.

  139. kissbillsrings says: Oct 31, 2015 12:48 PM

    Let’s just face it everyone…. The Patriots OWN YOU…they are in your head…the Patriots ARE YOUR DADDY…. Even the tin foil hats you wear can’t keep them out….you’ve lost before the game even starts….now wipe the drual off your chin & enjoy the beatdown like good little boys & girls….

  140. rolf1015 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:49 PM

    New motto of teams facing the Patriots this year:

    If you can’t beat ’em, accuse ’em

  141. styro1 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:50 PM

    SparkyGump says:

    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating. This thing is, they don’t have to! They have one of the greatest coaches of all time along with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Knock off the shenanigans and just play football!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Did you not read the article? Obviously not b/c the NFL, who are filled with ex-Jests employees, found everything was on the up and up and the Jets head of security didn’t know the game day rules.

    NFL finds nothing wrong but you say they they cheated. You need to take a reading comprehension course to understand what it is the words say.

    In 20 years, after BB has retired, the Pats could have a cutout of BB on the sideline and the other 31 teams will still be in their heads, rent free of course.

    What a clown show that the NFL is actively trying to persecute a member of their club. If they don’t get a handle on the NFL offices it is going to destroy the game.

    Also it is no wonder that the NFL employees, most who are ex-Jests, are so incompetent. Just look at their current head of security. DUH! Has he even read the game day manual? Amateur!

  142. nunan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:50 PM

    Judalation – or you can actually start using your brain instead of reading a headline (and not reading the article) and then assuming the Pats have done something wrong. Your frustration is your own fault for blaming others for your own team’s inability to match up with the Pats. This team has taken up space in your head and it’s wonderful. You can’t win. Even if the Jets were to win the next game, the Pats will still end up 15-1 or 14-2 and play in the super bowl. There is no way a new coach and a mediocre QB have any chance to get past the Pats. It’s not going to happen. Recognize that your team has a ceiling to hit this year and it’s not the super bowl. More likely a loss as a wild card.

  143. eddievortex says: Oct 31, 2015 12:51 PM

    mullman76 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:27 PM

    Kraft runs around with Pros…it’s a known fact.

    And we’re not talking about players on his football team….
    _________________________________

    Wow. You must have spent a lot of time thinking that one up!

  144. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Oct 31, 2015 12:54 PM

    You got us with Spygate I’ll give you that.


    Nobody “got” anyone with that. Bill didn’t use the information in game – exactly as the rule permitted. It was the commissioner and only the commissioner who decided that Bill combing through the rules for an edge – in other words doing his job – wasn’t “fair”.

    And Patriot Hater wonders why we superior Workd Champion Patriot fans laugh at them all the time.🙂

  145. jeffquery says: Oct 31, 2015 12:54 PM

    It was worth it to show an organization that constantly cheats whenever possible that you’re no longer going to take it under the guise of “keeping up the shield”

  146. cross300 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:55 PM

    If they want to check the patriots that’s up to you. But my main issue with the Jets and these other teams is that they need to own up to it. All these teams are scared to death to raise the ire of the Patriots and be crushed in the future. A bunch of lame teams that don’t deserve to be brought up in the same sentence as the Patriots. Subpar teams that can understand why they stink and want to blame the boogie man.

  147. sunyilo12 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:56 PM

    I feel sorry for Todd Bowles who must be embarrassed by this incident. Finally the Jets found someone who can coach, game plan, and can put respectable team on the field – respectable even for Pats fans. But the dicks in the Jets front office just can’t help themselves

  148. patsnair says: Oct 31, 2015 12:57 PM

    The Pats focus on the game and WIN.

    The other teams focus on catching the Pats cheating ,forget about the game and LOSE!

    #INEVERYONESHEADS

  149. alfredogarciashead says: Oct 31, 2015 12:57 PM

    Once Brady is gone it will all be over. Keep yapping while you can.

  150. vegasbearfan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:58 PM

    Enough said that the patriots were involved that it is some sort of cheating- who cares- the present team is good enough to win without cheating- not so for the teams that think they had won 3 championships- those all needed cheating for patriots to even get to the game. If they keep playing like they are now, they will deserve this championship- the last three – NO WAY.

  151. gojags says: Oct 31, 2015 12:58 PM

    These sorta incidents are only going to fuel the belichick to go for 19-0.

  152. trainwrecksryan says: Oct 31, 2015 12:59 PM

    Keep plucking that chicken, Jests.

  153. tout86 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:59 PM

    ****

  154. mikeemorrissey says: Oct 31, 2015 1:01 PM

    It’s fun living rent-free inside the heads of all other 31 teams.

  155. apatfanforever says: Oct 31, 2015 1:03 PM

    I have a very important message for all the Patriot loyal fans . I have done an in depth and scientific investigation of the ALL the posts from the so-called informed Patriot haters . My findings are conclusive and leave me with no doubts whatsoever that these haters had the hardest 4 yrs of their lives in 6th grade . Please check out these facts . So next time you read a post from one of these know-it -all haters , consider the source and pray they don’t have a license to drive .

    GO-PAT , 19 -0 GREATEST TEAM EVER .

    PS say good-bye to Roger

  156. Patskrieg says: Oct 31, 2015 1:03 PM

    NFL security had no idea who was responsible for the referee’s back up batteries?

    Sounds on par with the rest of the yokel fan base Goodell panders to.

  157. rahavort says: Oct 31, 2015 1:04 PM

    “Well we may be losing the game to the Patriots, but we are winning the interrogation game!”

  158. bradyakagod says: Oct 31, 2015 1:05 PM

    The Jets will never win the division as long as Brady is playing. The only way they can beat the pats is by petty stuff like spygate, deflategate, ect. Mike Kensil knows this to be true.

  159. docsmith54 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:05 PM

    If you haven’t even been to a SB since before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, there has to be a reason. Just maybe the competition was better. Drop the shovel; play ball.

  160. PhD says: Oct 31, 2015 1:08 PM

    Mastroddi also made inquiries about subliminal messages in the music being played over the PA system between plays. He suspected his team was hearing “you seek a losing team on the field today, so look around your bench, J-E-T-S Jets!”

  161. golforepar says: Oct 31, 2015 1:08 PM

    Funny how cheating issues always follow the Patriots!

  162. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 1:08 PM

    Leave it to Woody Johnson and the Jets to try to steal the Mets thunder with a story that should embarrass every New Yorker, not just Jet fans.

    The players and coaches of the Jets deserve better than the Jets ownership and front office.

  163. liongator says: Oct 31, 2015 1:09 PM

    It’s the Colts….no wait, it’s the Ravens….no wait, it’s the Jets….no wait, it’s Goodell….no it’s the NFL league office….

    When everyone is out to get you, you aren’t paranoid….you’re a cheater.

  164. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Oct 31, 2015 1:10 PM

    What certain defending championship team is currently undefeated and clicking on all cylinders? And which teams are underachieving and falling by the wayside causing their fans to wail like babies? Answers above in the comment section.

  165. justintuckrule says: Oct 31, 2015 1:10 PM

    Pats fans should thank goodell and jets fans at every opportunity. Each bumbled investigation removes a layer of stank from the times the pats were actually caught with their pants down. If they keep up this incompetency, heck, spygate will have never happened.

  166. qbarrel says: Oct 31, 2015 1:10 PM

    At what point are the Pats justified in filing a harassment suit?

  167. gallopinggilmore says: Oct 31, 2015 1:12 PM

    Unfortunately, this is just a part of playing the Patriots if you want a fair game.

  168. dingusgenius says: Oct 31, 2015 1:12 PM

    “It was worth it to show an organization that constantly cheats whenever possible that you’re no longer going to take it under the guise of “keeping up the shield””

    The fact that you need to lie to yourself in order to prop up your deluded opinions is hilarious.

    Keep melting, junior.

    The Patriots will keep winning despite your pathetic excuses.

  169. shadywarrior says: Oct 31, 2015 1:13 PM

    You know what? That’s cool. You guys keep throwing around wild accusations and driving yourselves crazy worrying about the boogeyman in your closet. The Pats will just go about their business and keep on winning.

  170. thesportspolice says: Oct 31, 2015 1:14 PM

    “Pats cheated, Brady deflated the balls, Dez caught it, Golden Tate dropped it, should of gave the ball to Marshawn #lifefacts”
    =============================

    NFL didn’t prove their case (even after 4 months and $5 million), it wasn’t a catch and the owners decided not to change the rule (not sure what that has to do with this story), and if that was such a bad call, then why did Russell Wilson throw it?

  171. imodan says: Oct 31, 2015 1:16 PM

    golforepar says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:08 PM
    Funny how cheating issues always follow the Patriots!
    —————————————————-
    Funny it’s always after they kick someone’s asses around the field for 60 minutes. Kind of ironic isn’t it? Funny how it’s easier and makes the boo boo’s go away inferring cheating rather than accepting your team simply can’t compete on the football field.

  172. jetfanfolife says: Oct 31, 2015 1:16 PM

    PATRIOTS or, as you all know I like to think of them as, NEW ENGLAND DEFLATRIOTS have **** for all their Superbowl wins. And for the SB they decided not to cheat (probably cause they were 16-0 and figured let’s be real for once), they lose to the Giants. (So being undefeated isn’t all it’s cracked up to be huh??)

    Get used to it deflatriot fans (which I am sure you already are) your team is FOREVER tainted in the minds of the entire United States except for the people living in denial east and northeast of New York

  173. dingusgenius says: Oct 31, 2015 1:17 PM

    “It’s the Colts….no wait, it’s the Ravens….no wait, it’s the Jets….no wait, it’s Goodell….no it’s the NFL league office….

    When everyone is out to get you, you aren’t paranoid….you’re a cheater.”

    Denying public record factual evidence of all of those parties having a hand in trying to smear the Pats doesn’t help your cause. It makes you look like a bitter, pathetic, fact denying fool.

    =)

  174. Chad says: Oct 31, 2015 1:17 PM

    Here’s the deal: The Patriots are really good at football. They’re probably better then most teams at bending the rules, too. Otherwise, the accusations would not continue. Remember, it’s not only the Jets who make claims and accusations.

  175. rolf1015 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:17 PM

    I was actually impressed with the way the Jets played and handled themselves under Todd Bowles – it was very different than in previous years.

    But luckily with the office it’s just the “same old Jets”

  176. zigthepatsfan says: Oct 31, 2015 1:17 PM

    STILLlolatpatshaters says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:54 PM
    You got us with Spygate I’ll give you that.


    Nobody “got” anyone with that. Bill didn’t use the information in game – exactly as the rule permitted. It was the commissioner and only the commissioner who decided that Bill combing through the rules for an edge – in other words doing his job – wasn’t “fair”.

    I assure you I know the deal I just dont argue about it anymore. It’s been 8 years,,,everything has been said a million times,,,,anybody that doesn’t get it yet just doesn’t want to get it or is just incapable of giving up their binky so I don’t even bother. It’s not like you’re going to convince anyone that has their mind made up.

  177. imodan says: Oct 31, 2015 1:18 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:10 PM
    Pats fans should thank goodell and jets fans at every opportunity. Each bumbled investigation removes a layer of stank from the times the pats were actually caught with their pants down. If they keep up this incompetency, heck, spygate will have never happened.
    ——————————————————
    Now here’s a Giants fan I can have a beer with. 🙂

  178. dinozzo27 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:20 PM

    If any team wants me to frisk the cheerleaders for bugs, cameras, etc, I will work for free…..The man responsible for in stadium music….thank you for Josie

  179. chrontroit says: Oct 31, 2015 1:20 PM

    This is actually an identical chain of events as Deflategate, except in that one the NFL essentially made up the facts as they went along to fit their desired story that the Pats broke rules.

    Glad to see the league is learning from previous screw ups.

  180. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Oct 31, 2015 1:21 PM

    mes the pats were actually caught with their pants down. If they keep up this incompetency, heck, spygate will have never happened.

    —-
    Kinda difficult to catch them with their pants down if it never happened!🙂

  181. RE LEE says: Oct 31, 2015 1:21 PM

    I don’t know how people can still say Patriots cheats even though it’s stated that the NFL found nothing wrong with the repeated bugs sweeping, headsets malfunction, and Patriots staff doing their jobs.
    The ex-Jets in the NFL are the ones trying their best to cheat the Patriots. It’s their obsession.
    The Patriots cheat? How come they always play even better when the obstacle they allegedly use for cheating is removed? Patriots don’t cheat. The NFL feeds lies to the masses repeatedly, incessantly, systematically. Lies often repeated become truth, The Loser’s Truth.
    The only time the Patriots admitted wrong doing was a rule violation— taping on the sideline which other teams did prior to that recent rule change. Mull on that.The rest of baseless accusations devolved into Patriots Paranoia because they win consistently. How to explain this? The laziest explanation is because they cheat.
    It is injustice to the Patriots to reduce their hard work and accomplishments to one word ” cheating”.
    Then and now the Patriots are quietly correcting this injustice their own way, by winning. Even in the court of law.
    Let’s see what news the NFL and other teams will come up with every time the Patriots wins. Double the fun.

  182. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:22 PM

    alfredogarciashead says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:34 PM

    Wise move. You have to stay on top of people/organizations with a history of duplicitous behavior.

    Legacy forever tarnished!
    ————————————-

    Yep. It’s a shame how Goodell and his henchmen have ruined the NFL.

    Not much you can do though, when 31 owners are complicit in all of it.

  183. rcosborne59 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:22 PM

    God how pathetic is it to be a fan of such a paranoid team

  184. dingusgenius says: Oct 31, 2015 1:22 PM

    “PATRIOTS or, as you all know I like to think of them as, NEW ENGLAND DEFLATRIOTS have **** for all their Superbowl wins. And for the SB they decided not to cheat (probably cause they were 16-0 and figured let’s be real for once), they lose to the Giants. (So being undefeated isn’t all it’s cracked up to be huh??)

    Get used to it deflatriot fans (which I am sure you already are) your team is FOREVER tainted in the minds of the entire United States except for the people living in denial east and northeast of New York”

    The Jets haven’t won anything since before man walked on the moon. I can understand why you are so upset.

    =)

  185. golforepar says: Oct 31, 2015 1:24 PM

    imodan
    I live 3 miles from Lambeau Field! Compete?? We do just fine Son!

  186. rolf1015 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:24 PM

    liongator says:
    When everyone is out to get you, you aren’t paranoid….you’re a cheater.
    ______________________________
    You’re close, but I think you meant to say:

    When everyone is out to get you, you aren’t paranoid….you’re a CHAMPION.

    #WinnersKeepWinning
    #HatersKeepHating

  187. j0esixpack says: Oct 31, 2015 1:26 PM

    Epic fail by the Jets

    The haters will of course twist this incident in which nothing happened as an instance when the Pats were cheating

    Bank on it. They’re not too big on reading comprehension

  188. iamapatsfan says: Oct 31, 2015 1:26 PM

    All you can do is look at the NFL and the Jests (and the Dolts… and the Ravens) and then look around for something to bang your head against at the complete nonsensical idiocy going on.

  189. ikeclanton says: Oct 31, 2015 1:26 PM

    golforepar says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:08 PM
    Funny how cheating issues always follow the Patriots!

    —————

    Baseless accusations out of left field of the winningest team in league history are not “cheating issues”

  190. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 1:26 PM

    Well, ESPN is behind the curve on this story to put it mildly. Rich Cimini, ESPN’s Jets reporter, has been carrying the team’s and NFL’s denial water that the Jets had any role in instigating the investigation of patriots staffers and he sweep of the locker room. He has posed two different denails and has yet to print the truth.

    “I don’t believe the request came from the Jets, I don’t doubt there was a locker-room sweep Sunday. No one has denied that one occurred . . . Why is this a story? You may have heard, the Patriots were busted (see: SpyGate) and accused (Deflategate) of breaking the rules.”

    This is standard procedure for corporate plausible deniability protocols. 1. Deny it. 2. If the truth comes out that it happened, deny any involvement. 3. Point the finger at the victim and say it is on them, not you.

    ESPN and Disney are a joke. They should moderate the Republican debates because the candidates would love the softball questions.

  191. rootpain says: Oct 31, 2015 1:27 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:03 PM
    Should this surprise anyone?

    Don’t you think store security watches a known, admitted shoplifter closer than a regular customer?

    If Pats are so innocent, someone should tell the owner to stop admitting guilt by action.
    _______________________________________
    Sort of like your your fumble theory, right? What ever happened to that?

  192. imodan says: Oct 31, 2015 1:32 PM

    Imagine the sonic boom of the haters heads simultaneously exploding if it was reported 2 of the 3 Pats employees questioned were Jastremski and McNally? You know, the 2 guys the NFL reinstated even after accusing them of the high crime of removing .5 pounds of air and peeing in a rest room. How absolutely delicious would that be?!

  193. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Oct 31, 2015 1:32 PM

    I assure you I know the deal I just dont argue about it anymore. It’s been 8 years,,,everything has been said a million times,,,,anybody that doesn’t get it yet just doesn’t want to get it or is just incapable of giving up their binky so I don’t even bother. It’s not like you’re going to convince anyone that has their mind made up.
    —-
    Fair enough. I just see too many pats fans buy in to the false narrative that “they cheated once”. That just is not the case.

    All informed football fans who know Bill’s M.O. understand that Bill knows the rule book so well that he will look for things in the letter of the rules that he thinks can give him an edge over coaches who won’t put in the time and effort to do it too. Like this.

    Heck it was the letter of the tuck rule the saved the Pats season in 2001.

    In other words Bill is doing his job as head coach of this football team. Go figure.🙂

  194. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:33 PM

    Chad says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:17 PM

    Here’s the deal: The Patriots are really good at football. They’re probably better then most teams at bending the rules, too. Otherwise, the accusations would not continue. Remember, it’s not only the Jets who make claims and accusations.
    ———————————–

    Yep. There are plenty of other loser teams out there unwilling to own up to their own ineptitude, and take the easy way out by trying to blame their failures on the Patriots.

  195. jmethane says: Oct 31, 2015 1:33 PM

    I make a very general comment about how cheating ruins your reputation. Pretty obvious stuff if you ask me I don’t know why anyone would have a problem with it. Yet 31 Pats fans vote it down. What is that all about? I didn’t name anybody.

    Are you disputing that cheating ruins your reputation. Or are you just feeling like I’m talking about your team and you don’t like it.

    The few of you who actually commented on it talking about jets stuff and Pittsburgh stuff I would agree if you cheat people are going to look for it in the future that’s just how it is.

    Life 101… do not cheat and if you do don’t cry when people are always looking for you to be cheating in the future

  196. j0esixpack says: Oct 31, 2015 1:34 PM

    Karma

    Jets fans must have done something REALLY bad to deserve so many bad teams for over 40 years

    Karma clearly LOVES the Pats though. After the injustice of FrameGate it looks like Karma may want the Pats to get a 5th SB ring too

  197. redclaw1314 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:35 PM

    If the Jets instigated the sideline investigation it’s hard to believe they did not instigate the investigation of the locker room either. Once again the Jets try to find something on the Patriots instead of preparing for the game which given how talented the Jets are this year is quite sad.
    __________
    NFL declares locker room investigations are random and routine. If so, then disclose the history of these investigations——–it’s all about INTEGRITY.

  198. shdwklown says: Oct 31, 2015 1:36 PM

    zigthepatsfan says:

    You got us with Spygate I’ll give you that. They should have stopped when they were told to and they paid the price.

    am I wrong there?

    _______________

    As a fellow Pat’s fan, I agree with all your points except this one. Yes B.B. and the Pats were fined and docked picks for that infraction. However, it was woefully misreported, just like deflategate was. It was never “cheating” in the manner most people believe. The Pats were not busted for taping defensive signals, since that STILL isn’t against the NFL’s rules. The rule they broke concerned the placement of camera crews.

    Many teams were still taping in the now incorrect location, then the league issued a memo and told them to knock it off. You are correct that Belichick should have stopped placing crews in the wrong spot after the rule was updated and the league issued the memo. Bill kept on doing it, and that’s why he got dinged. It was more about Goodell proving to everyone he was the “alpha male” than it was about a rule’s infraction. Honestly, that’s how he handles all of the punishments he has delivered so far.

    So, yeah they may have “got” the Pats on that one, it still wasn’t/isn’t cheating. I don’t care how much Marshall Faulk still cries about it to this day. Even if the Pats did tape the Rams vs. Patriots regular season home game in ’01; at the time, it was legal. The rule wasn’t changed until 06.

  199. styro1 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:36 PM

    From the Jets website about Jests head of security Mastroddi: “In his role, Mastroddi is responsible for security at training camp, all games and is the direct liaison to local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as the NFL and MetLife Stadium on all security-related matters.”

    See the last part, “as well as the NFL and MetLife Stadium on all security-related matters”. And yet this knucklehead didn’t know who provides the Refs with batteries for their headsets. I would presume that he knows all the Jets sideline employees and he should know the jobs that they perform on the sidelines? Yet he doesn’t.

    Hey Woody you have a slacker on your team who doesn’t know his job duties. No wonder BB resigned as HC of the NY Jests a 5 minutes after he was given the job. He wanted no part of that clown show.

  200. 205diamonds says: Oct 31, 2015 1:36 PM

    SparkyGump says:
    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating. This thing is, they don’t have to! They have one of the greatest coaches of all time along with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Knock off the shenanigans and just play football!

    ——
    First read the post. And then think, then call the league and Jets and read your last sentence to them.

  201. jrbtoo says: Oct 31, 2015 1:36 PM

    >>>>>Jets Security Director Robert Mastroddi

    >>>>>But Mastroddi didn’t initially accept the explanation that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone; Mastroddi said “people responsible for maintaining the referee’s microphone should be League contractors and not Kraft Sports employees wearing Patriots gear.”

    So the Jets Security Director was unaware that Jets employees do the same job at Meadowlands Stadium .

    Pretty sharp guy

    LOL

  202. jag1959 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:39 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Dirty, low character franchise.
    ________________

    This from the guy whose team tanked not once but twice to draft a franchise QB. There is no more despicable form of cheating than throwing games

  203. ikeclanton says: Oct 31, 2015 1:39 PM

    Tigerlilac has it right: the dirtiest play in the book is blaming your own illicit engagement on the victim and the NFL has done this repeatedly.

  204. j0esixpack says: Oct 31, 2015 1:40 PM

    How many of these scandals are the result of the Patriots knowing the rules while other teams and officials don’t?

    The Jets head of security made a fool of his team because he doesn’t know the rules

    Harbaugh didn’t know the rules and got embarrassed and set up the Sting

    Brady knew the psi at 16 was way too high and embarrassed the officials by pointing out the rule to them – it goes on and on

    I’d be humiliated if I was a fan of such stupid teams

  205. tb12bestqbevah says: Oct 31, 2015 1:41 PM

    Sweep for bugs all you want. Question Pats employees all you want.

    You’re still gonna be battling for a wild-card spot come December.

    Thus endeth the lesson.

  206. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:41 PM

    alfredogarciashead says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:57 PM

    Once Brady is gone it will all be over. Keep yapping while you can.
    ——————————-

    I just wonder what sort of new excuses all of the losers will come up with to try and explain their continued failure.

  207. tylawspick6 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:42 PM

    Fire Goodell and then arrest Goodell. Get them all on a stand in a federal court.

    Woody Johnson, Harbaugh, Pagano, Kensil, Gardi, Pash, Blandino…All of em. Round em up, arrest, try and convict.

    This is absolutely preposterous to watch Goodell behave like Goebbels right in front of everyone.

    Brady must sue to get this to stop. There is no other way.

  208. davidceltic says: Oct 31, 2015 1:43 PM

    FACTS:
    1. Patriot’s record last 24 games: Won 22 .. Lost 2.

    2. Since the end of the first half of FrameGate: Brady 26 Touchdows, 3 Interceptions.

    3. Fumbles since FrameGate: research it, non-Patriots’ fans will be disappointed.

    In the future, a best-selling movie will FOREVER PRESERVE the disgraceful FrameGate actions of the current NFL office.

  209. pondbridge says: Oct 31, 2015 1:45 PM

    Goodell has now become the Captain Queeg from The Caine Mutiny of the NFL and you can bet that his personal Luca Brasi, Kensil (remember him from the botched frame attempt of the Patriots) had a hand in this some way. While Goodell should be fired, Kensil should be under arrest.

  210. mugsy51 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:47 PM

    I can’t wait for a retired NFL employee who has had intimate knowledge of the league office during this witch hunt, spills the beans in a book or interview. Hmmm, could it be ealous owners ordered the witch hunt? Or a combination of owners and ex jets employees who have a personal vendetta against Belichick for not coaching their team? Then we all find out about the intregrity of the NFL. I wonder why a investgative reporter doesn’t look into the leaks etc. from the front office and their agenda.

  211. greenlargo says: Oct 31, 2015 1:52 PM

    Part way through the game a crow perched high up on the outer edge of the stadium. ESPN has unnamed sources high up in the NFL offices and also the Jets offices (confirmed by Jason Cole) that have double secret proof that the Partiots employ robot crows to illegally film game formations from high up. They chose crows for their robots because crows live all over the US which allows them to use them at away games too. In this case the crow flew away after only a couple minutes which was conveniently before NFL officials could apprehend it. This proves that without the help of a robot crow the Patriots would have been trailing by several stores and none of the Jets game management or other errors would have prevented them from winning the game. Somebody has to put a stop to this!

  212. sprotsfan99 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:52 PM

    Every single minute that teams and their fans cry about imagined sins by the Patriots is time not spent on demanding accountability from their own under-achieving teams. I don’t mind this because I like seeing the Patriots win. But why fans accept amateurish performances from other teams is beyond me.

  213. justintuckrule says: Oct 31, 2015 1:55 PM

    Let me explain something to you maniac pat fans. It’s called business 101. The NFL LOVES parity and dynasties. Love, love, loves them! Parity gives losing fan bases hope which causes them to spend $$. Dynasties sell tom Brady jerseys to outposts like Bangladesh.

    I say this because the NFL likes hearing about pats cheating scandals just as much as a hole in the head. They don’t want their poster boy wrapped up in cheating scandals. Think MLB would have liked to hear about a jeter cheating scandal??? Of course not.

    Your witch hunt theory defies logic and good business sense so quit making yourselves sound dumb. The only thing more important to the NFL than the above is protecting its integrity. That’s the REASON why the NFL is up the pats rear.

  214. neilpountney says: Oct 31, 2015 1:56 PM

    At what stage do the media stop looking at these incidents as isolated ones and focus on the fact there is a clear NFL league office wide campaign to smear the Patriots and distract them from what they are doing.

    Roger Goodell, that shield you proudly boast about maintaining the integrity of has failed miserably and clearly the first step to making it better is your and many others resignation or firing from office. You are the disgrace here.

  215. greenlargo says: Oct 31, 2015 1:57 PM

    Is it me or does Boles sound embarassed by this report? He does not seem to be in sync with his front office. They want to harp on the Patriots and Bowles keeps foolishly focusing on beating the rest of the league and only paying attention the Patriots if he has a game coming against them.

  216. lemmetalkwouldya says: Oct 31, 2015 1:57 PM

    Let me get this straight …… the Jets Director of Security saw two people with headsets, in Patriots jackets, “near” the PATRIOTS bench, and was concerned????

    Gee, imagine that, Patriots employees near the PATRIOTS bench …… scandalous!!!!!

    And the same Jets Director of Security, when told by the NFL Director of Security that one of those employees was responsible for the officials microphones, didn’t believe that home teams have that duty???

    Doesn’t this clown know that Jets employees manage the officials microphone’s at THEIR home games????

    Between the Jets, the Ravens, the Colts, and the NFL league office themselves, there is plenty of poo being thrown at the Patriot’s “wall”, none of which is sticking, and all of which the “haters” choose to believe anyway.

    Meanwhile, the Patriots are demolishing every team they are facing – many of who were considered “solid” teams at the time they played, and have since pooped the bed – and are rolling along to 7-0 clip.

    Keep hating …. they just keep on winning. 🙂

  217. TheWizard says: Oct 31, 2015 1:59 PM

    I hope there’s controversy for the next game with them too. It sure seems to distract the Jets more than it does the Patriots.

    This is beyond stupid now.

  218. mugsy51 says: Oct 31, 2015 1:59 PM

    When Jonathan Kraft takes control of Pats we will get push back against the NFL. Bob is a good soldier (in his mind) for not making waves in his boys club. Jonathan won’t take this crap.

  219. nflexecutivesconstantlylie says: Oct 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    Dean Blandino lied?

    No way

    LOL

  220. mungman69 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:06 PM

    Paranoia runs deep.

  221. mikeytoth says: Oct 31, 2015 2:07 PM

    League is getting very desperate because they have nothing on cheating. Maybe the league is doing this because the testing of the footballs is not looking good in their favor. So they have to do something to please the group of owners who are really behind this entire deflategate drama.

  222. picksixx says: Oct 31, 2015 2:08 PM

    I like the Patriots, but the Kraft family is crooked.

  223. lanman11 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:09 PM

    Why didn’t this clown just call his own GM and ask” Hey, do we maintain the batteries in the ref’s headsets at MetLife?”

    What a bunch of ULTRA Maroons……. J-E-S-T’s!

  224. billymutt says: Oct 31, 2015 2:11 PM

    Total dumpster fire.

    The irony is that the people who should be the most upset about this are the Jets fans. Their team and their coach look legit this year and they played a good game against us. Then some clown in their organization goes off on a tangent and makes their franchise look like a bunch of idiots, leaving just a sour taste instead of the memory of a good on-field performance.

    Smh.

  225. randomguy9999 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:13 PM

    so the Pats have guys with supposedly menial jobs walking the sideline… but they have headsets / real time communication

    nice

    asterisk again

  226. swineflooo says: Oct 31, 2015 2:14 PM

    Jets and the nfl offices need to be held accountable. They are a flipping joke

  227. trina16 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:15 PM

    Jets… loosing before leaving New Jersey (Yes, I said New Jersey)

  228. lanman11 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:15 PM

    HEY!!! Does anyone remember when the Jets “leaked” that fake Patriots Scouting Report on Johnny Manziel and received no investigation let alone punishment?

    Does anyone remember the last game of 2006 when the Jets were caught illegally taping at Gillette Stadium, and received no punishment?

    Does anyone remember the Jets squeeling to the NFL about the Patriots video taping in the very next regular season game (first game of the 2007 season)?

    Does anyone remember the last time the Jets won a Super Bowl?

    Inquiring minds want to know….

  229. thechickenexpress says: Oct 31, 2015 2:17 PM

    I doubt Todd Bowles has given this too much thought. He was too busy doing an excellent job of getting his guys ready to play the best team in football.

    It’s always off-field officials–security guys, VP’s of this and that, etc.–who want to make excuses when their teams lose to the Pats. Pure spin, and they know it.

  230. margoadams says: Oct 31, 2015 2:17 PM

    Even Pats fans know the league is responsible for batteries in the NFL refs headsets. Doesn’t anyone read the rule book?

  231. ikeclanton says: Oct 31, 2015 2:17 PM

    The NFL and integrity? They are the worst offenders to the notion of integrity out of the whole lot.

    They only want to “defend” one thing and one thing only:

    Their absolute power.

  232. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Oct 31, 2015 2:19 PM

    It’s also good to be on the winning side of this debate. Pats win again.

  233. bostonbadass says: Oct 31, 2015 2:19 PM

    Look at all the thumbs down HATERS your teams can’t win & neither will you ….

    Hahahaha
    #SUCKITHATERS

  234. margoadams says: Oct 31, 2015 2:19 PM

    If I’m Kraft I’m telling my employees they don’t speak with anyone without one of my lawyer’s present.

  235. swcowboy says: Oct 31, 2015 2:21 PM

    Wow…. Just wow…

    Sometimes people just don’t see how their actions are perceived by others. As an observer, I can’t help but feel bad for the players and fans of the Jets. Their team administration makes it look like the entire team is paranoid and as a result cannot play with focus. The Patriots have succeeded it creating an atmosphere that makes other teams so freaked out by the time they arrive, that they alter their normal preparation to a degree that it isn’t surprising they frequently lose before kick off. They are scared to even talk amongst themselves, whereas the are stories of the Patriots developing new plays amongst themselves during those times and using them in the game to score or make a crucial first down….

    It happened to a team I was on once where the team we played was notorious for cut blocks that took out people’s knees. As a result, everyone on my team played overly reserved and worried about blowing out a knee that we were totally destroyed, even though they never threw a single cut block the entire game.

    It is kind of sad that they let the opponent in their head to such a degree that they no longer can execute or make adjustments.

  236. swcowboy says: Oct 31, 2015 2:26 PM

    Oh… and I forgot to add…

    I think PFT should embed the Cranberries song “In Your Head” on all the articles about these types of hilarious stories about other teams’ reactions to their paranoia. It would simply make many people laugh…. a lot…

  237. jmdanieli says: Oct 31, 2015 2:27 PM

    Justintuck: you of multiple names, let me explain this to you again. Physics proves there was no tampering. Obviously you haven’t bothered to read this site’s story about the NFL appeal ,in the story it states if air was removed the PSI levels would have been 10, which they were not.
    Notice also sites are now saying “alleged tampering ” , they know a defamation law suit is coming & don’t want to be part of it!!

  238. 6ball says: Oct 31, 2015 2:32 PM

    .
    From the New York Post :

    No wrongdoing was uncovered, but the Patriots staffers had photographs taken of their employee identification badges, and their cell phones were checked, as were their radios to ensure they were using the right channels, sources told the Herald. One source said the type of interview of the personnel previously had never happened during their time working at Gillette Stadium.

    ____

    There’s only two sides to this story. There’s the Brady side and the Goodell side. Do all of you Goodell supporters approve of these type of Nazi Germany – Police State tactics? That’s pathetically sad.
    .

  239. bossworks1 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:33 PM

    Amazing (or not)
    Why isn’t this on nfl official website?
    Could it be that because yet another investigation of NE came up empty?
    And the Jets security man didn’t know the procedure regarding the monitoring of fresh batteries for the referee?

  240. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:34 PM

    Imagine if Belichick farts at MetLife Stadium next time the Pats are there.

    Is this moron Mastroddi going to call in the Hague War Crimes court and try to claim Belichick was using poison gas on the crowd and its a crime against humanity ?

  241. jchemengr says: Oct 31, 2015 2:35 PM

    Belichick turns everything into a plus, even this nonsense. He is scary good at what he does.

  242. vanmorrissey says: Oct 31, 2015 2:37 PM

    Why didn’t Mastroddi ask his own people what the actual protocol is instead of crying to the league? Patriots inside your head whether they do anything or not, most likely not. Just paranoia on insecure teams who need to go out and play the game on the field not in the locker room or off field.

  243. sansbushman says: Oct 31, 2015 2:37 PM

    Twelve years on the job, Mastroddi didn’t know that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone. Will he shot Jets own employees at Shea stadium next time?

  244. absodefinitely says: Oct 31, 2015 2:40 PM

    I think the “in their heads” comment is stupid. If you’re around a thief, you keep an eye on your possessions, if you’re around a cheater, you keep your eye on them. The Patriots are known cheaters, you pay a little more attention to people who can’t be trusted, it’s that simple.

  245. damcmp says: Oct 31, 2015 2:40 PM

    Mastroddi doesn’t know his job if the head of team security doesn’t know that
    “In response to Mastroddi’s concerns, Bandy called 345 Park Avenue and spoke with Jay Reid of the officiating department, who confirmed that the referee’s in-stadium microphone is handled by the teams, not by the league.”
    so he questioned that

    “One of the employees also is responsible for keeping fresh batteries in the referee’s in-stadium microphone. But Mastroddi didn’t initially accept the explanation that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone; Mastroddi said “people responsible for maintaining the referee’s microphone should be League contractors and not Kraft Sports employees wearing Patriots gear.”

    just more dumb employees trying to cause trouble. Fire Mastroddi hire someone who knopws what he is doing

  246. alwaters9 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:41 PM

    Sounds like another 5 million dollar job for Ted Wells.

  247. helmetcatch says: Oct 31, 2015 2:44 PM

    “lemmetalkwouldya says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:57 PM
    Let me get this straight …… the Jets Director of Security saw two people with headsets, in Patriots jackets, “near” the PATRIOTS bench, and was concerned????

    Gee, imagine that, Patriots employees near the PATRIOTS bench …… scandalous!!!!!”

    Except that they were NOT patriots employees. Looks like you dont have it “straight”, LOL. God only know what this crooked cheating team is doing. But theyre up to something. They always are.

  248. balewsquare says: Oct 31, 2015 2:45 PM

    How does he have a job of head of security if he doesn’t even grasp standard referee and game day procedures? Does it confuse him seeing Jets employees doing this at home games?

  249. boogerhut says: Oct 31, 2015 2:48 PM

    Talk about “in their heads”. Everything is in pats fans heads. Pats fans obsess constantly. They enter more online identities per fan than any other team. They uses all those aliases to trumpet far and wide believing that repetition equals truth. Just look how many homers post about a security employee doing his job. Get a life.

  250. a072455 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:50 PM

    This whining by the Colts and Jets reminds me of the Bevis and Butthead show….. One doesn’t know his job (“Jets Security Director Robert Mastroddi) and the other doesn’t know how to do his job ((Ryan Grigson of the Colts)……

  251. bullcharger says: Oct 31, 2015 2:51 PM

    abninf says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:20 PM
    bullcharger says:

    It’s amazing how paranoid teams are.
    ==================================

    They have reason to be.

    ———-

    There’s never a reason to be paranoid.

  252. johngaltwho says: Oct 31, 2015 2:53 PM

    Belichick is a cheater. Its not paranoia to be concerned that he might still be cheating.

    Ummm, yeah, no one ever told us it was wrong to film other team’s practices, study their signals, and then use them in games. How was I supposed to know that? BB

  253. mbtampa says: Oct 31, 2015 2:59 PM

    Sorry. Dez didn’t catch it. #delusionalCowboysfans

  254. 46namredyps11 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:01 PM

    So the idiot rhetoric is always the same. Am I the only one who noticed that Brady is on pace to to be north of 40 passing TD’S and 5000 passing yards with NFL regulated balls? No one with an ID north of 75 thinks the last 10 months of Pats cheating allegations are anything more than unsubstantiated jealousy . Too bad they missed 19-0 on a poorly officiated trap.

  255. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 31, 2015 3:02 PM

    I love how much time, effort and passion Pats’ fans have to put into defending their team.

    It will continue FOREVER.

    Why? Because history will show Kraft admitted to cheating, not once but twice as he paid $m fines and gave up picks.

    No discussion there.

    Facual, history FOREVER

  256. mobil4life says: Oct 31, 2015 3:04 PM

    Not a Pats fan. Teams are way too paranoid. Get a grip. Stop worrying about this crap. The Pats are in everyone’s head. Sounds like they want teams to worry about this during game time and not be focused on what is going on down on the field. Genius plan.

  257. tim2200 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:05 PM

    Kraft needs to hire his own security firm to keep an eye on the NFL office. That crew is the dirty bunch.

  258. rootpain says: Oct 31, 2015 3:05 PM

    jrbtoo says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:36 PM
    >>>>>Jets Security Director Robert Mastroddi

    >>>>>But Mastroddi didn’t initially accept the explanation that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone; Mastroddi said “people responsible for maintaining the referee’s microphone should be League contractors and not Kraft Sports employees wearing Patriots gear.”
    _________________________________
    Come on, the guys were in costume for Halloween. Give them a break.

  259. roninscribe says: Oct 31, 2015 3:05 PM

    Just remember the halftime score at Gillette on Thursday night: 19-0. That’ll come up again when the Pats take down their last opponent on Feb 7.

  260. ddclyons1 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:08 PM

    Here is a crazy idea … if a team makes a claim against another team that proves to be completely baseless then the team making the accusation should be penalized by losing a draft pick. A low level one to start with an escalating scale of severity if the continued accusations are made and proved groundless.

    Teams should spend a little more time learning what the Patriots do ON THE FIELD and a little less time in their paranoid witch hunts.

  261. comingfromthevacuum says: Oct 31, 2015 3:08 PM

    “I think the “in their heads” comment is stupid. If you’re around a thief, you keep an eye on your possessions, if you’re around a cheater, you keep your eye on them. The Patriots are known cheaters, you pay a little more attention to people who can’t be trusted, it’s that simple.”

    Just look at how much time you and your buddies have dedicated to posting in Patriots threads.

    Peep the paranoia of all these teams that can’t win on the field and spend more energy chasing down excuses for losing and coming up empty.

    You are all a bunch of paranoid losers dominated by thoughts of the Patriots. From the moment you wake up till the moment you fall asleep. Every.Single.Day.

  262. mrlaloosh says: Oct 31, 2015 3:08 PM

    If I’m not mistaken, Bill Belichek was spotted near the grassy knoll in Dallas also. Wasn’t he also one of the astronauts that faked the moon landing? Coincidence, I think not…..

  263. rootpain says: Oct 31, 2015 3:14 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:55 PM
    Let me explain something to you maniac pat fans. It’s called business 101. The NFL LOVES parity and dynasties. Love, love, loves them! Parity gives losing fan bases hope which causes them to spend $$. Dynasties sell tom Brady jerseys to outposts like Bangladesh.

    I say this because the NFL likes hearing about pats cheating scandals just as much as a hole in the head. They don’t want their poster boy wrapped up in cheating scandals. Think MLB would have liked to hear about a jeter cheating scandal??? Of course not.

    Your witch hunt theory defies logic and good business sense so quit making yourselves sound dumb. The only thing more important to the NFL than the above is protecting its integrity. That’s the REASON why the NFL is up the pats rear.
    _____________________
    OK, I admit it. You had me there for a minute. At first I thought you were being serious with this ridiculous post. My bad

  264. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 3:16 PM

    chippy, can you tell us exactly how you felt when you saw Pouncey hike the ball past Tannehill’s head and the quarterback go bug-eyed?

    Normally I am not a sadist but I would have enjoyed watching Hannibal Lecter psychoanalyze you at that moment.

  265. cinzano08 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:20 PM

    Talk about being inside the leagues heads. Pats just have to show up and the other team panics. It’s good to be the king.

  266. somuchdunningkruger says: Oct 31, 2015 3:24 PM

    I would bet a million dollars that by an amazing coincidence, the SI reporter who ‘happened’ to be close by and ‘happened’ to notice what was going on also ‘happened’ to be named Michael Rosenberg.

  267. stanklepoot says: Oct 31, 2015 3:27 PM

    turtlehut says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:38 AM
    If there are employees of an organization known to cheat in your midst (in 8 years 2 hefty fines and loss of draft picks for cheating) the smart thing to do keep is keep closer tabs on them than you would if they worked for an organization without a history of cheating.
    ______________________________________
    In the NFL, what franchise would that be? Pretty much every team has done something that could/would be considered cheating at some point. By that, I mean that they’ve violated rules to try and get an advantage. Not trying to imply they blackmailed someone into throwing a game or anything.

    As for the Pats, I’ll give you Spygate and that’s it. Deflategate is a bunch of bull, and Kraft only accepted the fine and loss of pick in an effort to help the league move on from an embarrassing situation. Why? Because he’s an owner, and generally speaking, what’s bad for the league is bad for him as well. Once Brady pushed back and the facts came out, it turned out the league couldn’t even prove that the balls were deflated in the first place. So, if spygate is all there is, then while they have cheated at some point in their history, it does not rise to the string of events that would be required to consider it a history of cheating.

  268. 315judman says: Oct 31, 2015 3:28 PM

    I love the palms to the skies, shrieking pats fans and their “How dare you?” attitude. Their devotion is to a cheating, rat-ship franchise piloted by the drunkard captain Bobby-Schnapps Kraft. This man is literally a white collar criminal.

  269. PatriotsCheat,FansDenyDenyAccuse says: Oct 31, 2015 3:30 PM

    The cheating resume keeps getting longer and longer in new england. The list of allegations and rumors are the size of santas list by now.

    Enjoy your tainted super bowls cheater.

    ****

  270. brud1022 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:31 PM

    There is also an investigation into the PATS Tying Bowles Hands together so he couldn’t call time out at the end of the game. JETS. Just End The Season because we are babies who can’t stop crying!!!

  271. johnsfsnl says: Oct 31, 2015 3:32 PM

    I love all the Pats fans…”we’re so in your head, blah blah blah”

    As if the security staff of the Jets asking for a sweep of the room somehow means that’s all the players and coaches were thinking about nothing but that and weren’t prepared for the game normally in every other way.

    Truth is, teams do this because they know you are cheating bastards, it’s really that simple. They don’t do it for their health; there’s a reason teams do this in New England and not anywhere else. How can you blame teams for taking precaution after all the stuff that’s gone down up there?

  272. jake6879 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:33 PM

    1/32 of the league offices payrolls are by Kraft.. The same 1/32 that is paid by the Jets. You’d think they’d be a little more aware that kissing the ass of the wrong owner will backfire every time..

  273. nyneal says: Oct 31, 2015 3:34 PM

    What a joke this has become. The Pats and Tom Brady must be laughing their butts off over the paranoia which has taken over the league.

    Here’s the deal, folks. The Pats aren’t being beaten on the field because the teams they’ve played aren’t good enough.
    That’s the truth and all these Pats haters can’t come to grips with it.

    I’m a Packers fan and if the Packers get to the Super Bowl, it would be an honor to try to beat the best team in the AFC, the Pats.

    Now all the Packers haters will chime in with their childish comments. Go right ahead, haters. I’m heading over to Lambeau to look at the 13 championship trophies the Packers have won.

    As for the Jets — they should be grateful they won their only Lombardi Trophy with a “great QB” who threw more interceptions in his career than TD’s.

  274. rolf1015 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:34 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Oct 31, 2015 3:02 PM
    I love how much time, effort and passion Pats’ fans have to put into defending their team.

    It will continue FOREVER.

    Why? Because history will show Kraft admitted to cheating, not once but twice as he paid $m fines and gave up picks.
    ________________________

    I love how much time Patriot haters spend talking about the Pats instead of their own teama.

    Quote from Kraft (so where is the admission of cheating?):
    “I don’t want to continue the rhetoric that’s gone on for the last four months — I’m going to accept, reluctantly, what he has given to us, and not continue this dialogue and rhetoric, and we won’t appeal,”

  275. realpatsfan says: Oct 31, 2015 3:38 PM

    We don’t like to lose either, but we don’t blame anyone but ourselves.
    Send them some cheese to go with the wine,
    I mean whine.

  276. patsdominate says: Oct 31, 2015 3:48 PM

    gcstephen13 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:08 PM

    The Pats are still cheating and everyone knows this.. The NFL is a joke. Pats are are a joke as well. Any other city the fans would demand honest play. Not in Boston! 😀 You’re not trying unless you are cheating. Great Role models. 😀
    *******************************************
    Really ???? What other cities….
    Baltimore…Ray Lewis..Accessory to murder, Ray Rice…wife beater…Suggs…

    Pittsburgh…Big Ben the rapist ???
    NY Jets……Richardson driving drunk,speeding with a child in the car?

    Minnesota….Peterson child abuser???
    Dallas…Greg Hardy gun toting woman beater??

    Are these “any other cities” you refer to about honest play and role models…..LOL

    I could list any team/any city and not find these honest players and great role models you refer to….

  277. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Oct 31, 2015 3:49 PM

    Are the Patriots in everyone’s head, absodefinitely.Are they undefeated since the last super bowl. Absodefinitely. How’s that for a reality check,baby head? Got ya’ll frustrated to the extend of embarassing yourselves. LOVE IT.

  278. itsfootballfolks says: Oct 31, 2015 3:51 PM

    Jets inSecurity

    mikey kensil

    bobby mastroddi

  279. phuckauffewe says: Oct 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Oct 31, 2015 3:02 PM
    I love how much time, effort and passion Pats’ fans have to put into defending their team.

    It will continue FOREVER.

    Why? Because history will show Kraft admitted to cheating, not once but twice as he paid $m fines and gave up picks.

    ________________________________

    So genius explain to me how, with the league contracts between the owners and league, Kraft doesn’t have to pay, regardless of whether or not he agrees.

    When you sign on the dotted line, you waive your rights to the other owners. Unlike a player, who can go to the courts and have an independent arbiter review the claim. And if you’ve bothered to read the NFL’s appeal brief, they don’t believe a player has that ability either because of the CBA.

    So please, give me the process Kraft could have used to defy the punishment. I’m sure he and his team of lawyers would love to know how to do it.

    This is not a rhetorical question. Until you can demonstrate how Kraft could have contested the punishment, stop saying he’s admitted to cheating by taking the punishment.

    And I’m not taking about what I expect the best you can come up as an answer. “he could have taken them to court”. Explain the case law that would allow him to do so.

    I’m retiring in five years, so take your time. But SHUT UP in the meantime.

  280. dontletfactsgetintheway says: Oct 31, 2015 3:57 PM

    twisteditoff says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be _____________________
    You realize they found NOTHING! Typical jealous hater. Don’t let the facts get in the way of whining. ESPN could use someobdy like you. Report and comment on unproven accusations as if they are factual. Please respond with your favorite team. I think all patriot haters should so your team can be exposed you self righteous hypocrites!

  281. 17dayz says: Oct 31, 2015 3:59 PM

    Robert Mastroddi will be named successor to Goodell as NFL commish. Withchunt against NE continues on…

  282. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 31, 2015 3:59 PM

    “Even Pats fans know the league is responsible for batteries in the NFL refs headsets. Doesn’t anyone read the rule book?”

    Umm did you actually read the article above ? You know, the part where its say team employees are responsible for the batteries in the ref’s headsets ?

    Reading comprehension. You should get some.

  283. Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says: Oct 31, 2015 4:00 PM

    #FireAllJetsinLeagueOffice&BanFutureJetsEmployees

    #GoodellBlandino&JetsareLosers

  284. phuckauffewe says: Oct 31, 2015 4:02 PM

    picksixx says:
    Oct 31, 2015 2:08 PM
    I like the Patriots, but the Kraft family is crooked.
    __________________________________

    Oh, please enlighten the rest of us on the ways in which the Kraft family is crooked.

  285. MrcsJsn says: Oct 31, 2015 4:08 PM

    As a Pats fan, the initial obvious reaction is to get pissed off. Then it turns to incredulous amusement at how much real estate Belichick owns inside the rest of the league’s heads.

    For all the people whining about the Pats “cheating”, take a close look at your team’s sideline during a game. Do you seriously think there won’t be guys employed by the owner also carrying out these same responsibilities? Of course there are, but nobody cares because your team doesn’t win.

    Hire the best coach of all time, have him randomly stumble onto a talented but over looked QB who’s forever hungry, and then go on an unprecedented 15 yr run of dominance and trust me…your team will be looked upon just as suspiciously. Anyone who claims otherwise is just trolling or purely ignorant of how the world works.

  286. monkeesfan says: Oct 31, 2015 4:11 PM

    What the league did is borderline if not outright illegal and shows the prosecution of the Patriots is not about the other owners but is the personal vengeance of Goodell – no committee ever stoops to this level of prosecution regardless of who may have made what complaint.

    The allegations of cheating by the Patriots have never been credible – Spygate happened because the league sent out memos that misquoted the rules, Goodell then got shown up by Belichick to be a fool and Goodell lashed out by doubling down on falsifying what the rulebook, the league policy manual, and Constitution & By Laws said. Claims the Patriots stole opponent playbooks or bugged opponent locker rooms or taped opponent walkthroughs have no credibility because opponent security controls ALL those areas, making it physically impossible. Finally with the framing of Brady over football preparation techniques Goodell doubled down again, first by criminalizing techniques that are on the up and up, then flat-out lying about it (and getting exposed at such by the appeal transcript) yet refusing yet again to concede that it is HIS interpretation of the rulebook and understanding of the game’s workings that is faulty.

    The sooner Goodell is fired the better.

  287. jackofnotrades says: Oct 31, 2015 4:12 PM

    emmitt smith is flabbergasted

  288. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:13 PM

    jetfanfolife says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:16 PM

    PATRIOTS or, as you all know I like to think of them as, NEW ENGLAND DEFLATRIOTS
    ———————————–

    That’s a pretty good nickname for a team that regularly deflates the hopes of the fans of all the loser teams they beat season after season.

  289. ebdug says: Oct 31, 2015 4:16 PM

    The ol’ I-got-the-batteries-routine. The man was obviously there to put the Gris Gris on Fitzpatrick.

  290. rakuman26 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:21 PM

    One would think that the Head of Security would know who takes care of the refs mics.

  291. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 4:24 PM

    I love all the Pats fans…”we’re so in your head, blah blah blah


    yeah, we love you too, and we’re not leaving soon🙂

  292. slomojoe1 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:24 PM

    I am a Pats fan, but I can understand the Jets. First, they counted on a 3-4 games Brady suspension to get a little head start on maybe being competitive for the division lead, and that was not only lost when Judge Berman humiliated the League in court, but vaporized by Brady’s and the Pats’ play in the first few games. Then, they overpaid for Revis primarily to lure him away from the Pats, and that also made little difference to either the Jets or the Pats (though, to be honest, the Pats may pay for that in the playoffs, long after the Jets will be on vacation).

    So, all in all another frustrating season ahead, ready to be tanked, as usual, after Thanksgiving. Their only measure of satisfaction is to harass the Pats’ team with these preposterous little disturbance actions, kind of like a little chihuahua annoyingly yapping at a Great Dane.

  293. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 31, 2015 4:25 PM

    So genius explain to me how, with the league contracts between the owners and league, Kraft doesn’t have to pay, regardless of whether or not he agrees.

    When you sign on the dotted line, you waive your rights to the other owners. Unlike a player, who can go to the courts and have an independent arbiter review the claim. And if you’ve bothered to read the NFL’s appeal brief, they don’t believe a player has that ability either because of the CBA.

    So please, give me the process Kraft could have used to defy the punishment. I’m sure he and his team of lawyers would love to know how to do it.

    ============

    Yes, that must be it. The owners randomly make only Kraft pay for no reason and he gladly agrees.

    So tell me, is that also why Kraft and Belicheat apologized to the other owners after cheating with Spygate?

    LOL

    Maybe you shouldn’t retire; after all burgers will never go out of style.

  294. td1439 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:26 PM

    “That’s the thing young kids don’t understand about cheating. It is your reputation it is all you have in the end. Once you’re caught cheating nobody believes you do anything by the book ever. It’s best not to cheat”

    That’s funny because the Jets were caught ball tampering in ’09 and were punished for their tripping scheme in ’10. Cheating twice in 2 years. Funny how there’s been no media campaign to smear them – no OTL investigations, no paranoia from guys like Mike Rosenthal. Seems no one really cares what the Jets do. But they did cheat twice in two years.

  295. bushwoodcc says: Oct 31, 2015 4:29 PM

    twisteditoff says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:42 AM

    and they wonder why so many people hate the pats and why they say they cheat err it is justified and the pats are garbadge in my eyes and forever will be
    ________________________________

    In this instance you had a member of the Jets staff make an inquiry because he did not know the rules. No cheating, nothing nefarious. Just a head of security jumping at shadows because he doesn’t know his job.

    All the stories about sweeping for bugs —none EVER found. Deflategate – debunked by science. Even the NFL admitted to Berman they had no evidence to prove tampering occurred. And still you believe it everytime someone cries wolf.

    In the meantime Belichick laughs because he is so deep in other teams skulls.

  296. rootpain says: Oct 31, 2015 4:29 PM

    Goodel says (this is from the appeal brief just filed) “The league continues to be adamant that any amount of punishment falls within the scope of the Commissioner’s powers and by signing player contracts, players are inherently acknowledging his authority.”

    Only a Narcissist would have the nerve to actually put this is writing. Regardless of what any of you think about Brady or the Patriots, you would have to be insane to sign such a contract. I don’t care how much money you earn. Read it again. It says, “any amount of punishment falls within the scope of the commissioner’s powers.”

    Goodell is a sick sick man and won’t stop his madness until all bow down to him. And that’s why he is in England right now. Because just Americans bowing down to him is not sufficient. The man is sick, I tell you. Say what you want about Brady. But Goodell must be stopped.

  297. dontletfactsgetintheway says: Oct 31, 2015 4:31 PM

    They checked for bugs and found none! The NFL investigated and interviewed suspicious people on the sideline and found they weren’t doing anything wrong!
    THE PATRIOTS CHEATED

    That is how sad and pathetic the mind set is of jealous Patriot haters. If you can’t beat them on the field, make yourself a winner in your own small minds by crying cheater. Enjoy seeing us again in the Super Bowl crygaters! When you comment and cry cheater, I dare you to name your favorite team or are you afraid of being exposed??

  298. babygaga19 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:32 PM

    Once a cheater, always a cheater. The Pats will never be trusted again as long as Bill, Bob and Tommy are there.

  299. jag1959 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:38 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:55 PM
    Let me explain something to you maniac pat fans. It’s called business 101. The NFL LOVES parity and dynasties. Love, love, loves them! Parity gives losing fan bases hope which causes them to spend $$. Dynasties sell tom Brady jerseys to outposts like Bangladesh.

    I say this because the NFL likes hearing about pats cheating scandals just as much as a hole in the head. They don’t want their poster boy wrapped up in cheating scandals. Think MLB would have liked to hear about a jeter cheating scandal??? Of course not.

    Your witch hunt theory defies logic and good business sense so quit making yourselves sound dumb. The only thing more important to the NFL than the above is protecting its integrity. That’s the REASON why the NFL is up the pats rear.
    _______________

    This is absolute nonsense on so many levels. First off parity and dynasties are mutually exclusive, by definition if they love the former they hate the latter. They want parity and the $ out of hopeful fan bases but they also know full well nothing sells as well as controversy.

    The league has had Peyton Manning out there as it’s poster boy since ’98 and have been pushing Luck to step into the roll since he was drafted. Brady and the Pats have consistently de-panted both much to the leagues chagrin. Brady is the GOAT but other than his draft position it is impossible for the league to market him as the everyday kind of guy they want to put out front. He’s too handsome, too private and married to a supermodel.

    The league was consistently looking ridiculous in matters of discipline that involved abuse or criminal charges. It needed a case it could use that involved nothing but in house rules where it could visibly come down hard on a star player. If they could smack the Pats around and suspend Brady that’s a hell of a message to the rank and file. Framegate was tailor ‘made’ to fill their needs. Nothing is more important to the league than $ and keeping the players and the NFLPA under it’s thumb is how they print money. No heavy handed punishment makes for little deterrence. Additionally there’s the added bonus of taking draft picks from the Pats, one of the few things the league can do to hurt them competitively. The witch hunt makes perfect sense.

    justintuckrule and his multiple aliases is not representative of Giant nation (if he is even a Giants fan) most every Giants fan I speak with thinks framegate is a total bag job.

    Full disclosure. I am a Giants guy like my Father and his Father before him. I went to college in Boston worked there for a while and married a diehard Patriots fanatic, we had season tickets while we lived up there which included 1-15 under Rod Rust and yes, it is as awkward a mixed marriage as it sounds

  300. stoopidfool says: Oct 31, 2015 4:40 PM

    Tom Brady is guilty

    Of providing me with endless amounts of joy

    One for the thumb you jealous little people

  301. fanofpft says: Oct 31, 2015 4:44 PM

    It just never ends with this team. Nothing short of expelling them will bring an end to it.

    “”But it’s hard to imagine that X didn’t know or hadn’t since heard about it.””

    Same can be said of this chronic cheating team. Every time they get found out they give the blanket statement. “Didn’t hear of it till Monday morning.”

  302. mmack66 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:51 PM

    td1439 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 4:26 PM

    Seems no one really cares what the Jets do. But they did cheat twice in two years.
    ————————————

    It’s hard to care about a team that cheats all of the time, yet hasn’t been relevant for nearly 50 years.

    Of course, having the league office made up almost entirely of former Jets employees tends to make stuff go away.

  303. realitylooms says: Oct 31, 2015 4:54 PM

    #Harbaughgate
    #Grigsongate
    #Irsaygate
    #Kensilgate
    #Goodellgate
    #Crygate
    #Mortgate
    #Hategate
    #Wingate
    #Bug-gate
    #Notguiltygate

    More are needed.
    #______gate

  304. rocksoup342 says: Oct 31, 2015 4:55 PM

    19-0 baby…pound sand haters!!!!

  305. baltimorons says: Oct 31, 2015 4:56 PM

    STOP CHEATING!!!

  306. neil0311 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:09 PM

    J-E-T-S… Lose, Lose, Lose

  307. fanofpft says: Oct 31, 2015 5:12 PM

    “”Kraft Sports, whose responsibilities include in-stadium entertainment, such as the music and other sound coming through speakers in the stadium. (Kraft Sports is owned by Robert Kraft, who also owns the Patriots.)””

    AKA
    Keeping all communication lines open to keep the espionage operation up an running. And pumping the local sports talk show into the opponents equipment on opening day just to make a statement.

  308. patsrthegreatest says: Oct 31, 2015 5:12 PM

    Cooking up the next gate is the an NY team is any good at. Sweeping for bugs? How about that you are “bugged” by having the pats hand your assess to your year in & year out. Best in the world, New England Patriots. Eat it, America!!! YOU LOST, GET OVER IT!!!!

  309. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 31, 2015 5:14 PM

    liongator says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:09 PM
    It’s the Colts….no wait, it’s the Ravens….no wait, it’s the Jets….no wait, it’s Goodell….no it’s the NFL league office….

    When everyone is out to get you, you aren’t paranoid….you’re a cheater.
    ____________________________________
    The BEST post on this thread!!!! Perception IS reality in this world….You left out one, though🙂 The Cowboys and Jerry Jones…karma…lol
    All because he supported the commisioner…smh.. I will say I was @ the game at Jerry World and the Pats fans ruined the game for my friends with their obnoxiousness, smack, etc. I have had that happen 1 time many years ago @ the old stadium. That boat was missed when Eagles fans were voted the worst. They look like angels in comparison 😦

  310. alfredogarciashead says: Oct 31, 2015 5:14 PM

    Pats fans are so new age – blame everyone else but take no self-responsibility for the cheating. There’s a reason the Pats and cheating accusations/suspicions go hand in hand. Because they have and they will.

    Legacy forever tarnished! Never forget.

  311. jmdanieli says: Oct 31, 2015 5:19 PM

    Baltimorean: did you bother to read the article? They found NOTHING!

  312. wouldabeenthere says: Oct 31, 2015 5:26 PM

    This just in: Seahawks demanding league investigation into why they lost the Superbowl as the NFL has since established that Tom Brady’s actions were equivalent to the 1919 Chicago White Sox, in which case Brady was efforting to throw the game (not the ball!) and clearly the Seahawks should have won. Elsewhere Colts preparing new banner, Ravens are lost, and Jets still pathetic. But cheer up, league wide parity/mediocrity is coming!!

  313. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 5:26 PM

    The Jets are still fueled by hot air and incompetence.

  314. joeh7 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:34 PM

    You would have to be an absolute moron to go into cheat land and not monitor these repeated cheaters every move. You have no one to blame but yourself if you don’t check and lose a game because of their cheating, because as we have seen the league is near powerless to stop it and will not forfeit any wins won because of the cheating. If you don’t check for bugs and they use them, then you can’t go back later and complain because they will just call you a whiner and claim they didn’t need to bug the locker room to win, therefore you shouldn’t be mad. They know what they are doing. The league approaches and they simply change the channel on the radio. It’s that simple.

  315. myhawks1976 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:35 PM

    You Pats fans are funny. “allegations”? He saw something that didn’t look right. And went to NFL officials to find out what was going on. They checked in to it. Found that everything was in order, and the game went on.

    Sorry, not a Jets or Pats fan, but I fail to see what the issue is. Seems like everything was handled correctly.

  316. myhawks1976 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:36 PM

    PS: Bravo Florio, you have most certainly found a path to boost click through rate anytime you need! 🙂

  317. yugot2bhaten says: Oct 31, 2015 5:36 PM

    You can spot the Pats haters on this site from 10 miles away. Malinformed, jealous miscontents who are incapable of just accepting the Pats are a good team & better than yours. You’re nothing more than a common rube if you need to use “cheating” as the reason for why your team lost to them. It’s the saddest & the most pathetic display of an inferiority complex to constantly make excuses for why you’re not as good as someone else.

    The Patriots are a great team so stop whining while simultaneously posting whatever bs you need believe to feed better about losing to them. Grow up & learn how to take a beating!

  318. RE LEE says: Oct 31, 2015 5:37 PM

    You losers miss the glaring truth in the article… There were no bugs found and the Patriots staffs are just doing their jobs… right. The Jets knucklehead do not know his.
    Why where there no outrage and accusations of cheatings when multiple instances of headsets malfunctions were reported by teams not playing against the Pats? Where is your outrage haters? Isn’t that a big deal? Isn’t it one of your instances of cheating? But… But… The Patriots were not involved….
    KEEP ON WHINING!!!!! Losers…

  319. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2015 5:41 PM

    The Patriots two top backs were cut by teams that see themselves as directly competing with the Patriots for the AFC spot in the super bowl. Dion Lewis was released on September 16, 2014 by the Colts and signed by New England Patriots on December 31, 2014 to a future/reserve contract. On November 17, 2014, LeGarrette Blount left the game against the Titans early and was subsequently released by the Steelers. On November 20, 2014, after clearing waivers, Blount signed a 2-year deal with the Patriots.

    Not only did theses teams give away Blount and Lewis, no other team claimed either player. Ryan Grigson, the guy that cut Lewis (and gave up a 1st round pick for Trent Richardson) would soon initiate deflategate and see it blow up in his and Goodell’s face. Pittsburgh Head Coach Mike Tomlin would throw a mini-tantrum during his post-game interview after losing the opening game of the 2015 season to the Patriots, implying they tampered with his headset. Shortly thereafter it was revealed that the Steelers didn’t check the batteries in the headsets.

    Just two examples of teams who had the Patriots in their heads instead of looking at their own personnel decisions and on-field play for the answer to their inability to beat the Patriots.

    Haters are so delusional that they even say the Patriots cheated to get these two players.

  320. csb28 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:46 PM

    SparkyGump says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:45 AM
    It’s like a bad habit, the Patriots just can’t stop cheating. This thing is, they don’t have to! They have one of the greatest coaches of all time along with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Knock off the shenanigans and just play football!

    Hey dimwit read the whole article. People like you are truly pathetic!!!

    ” The league ultimately found that “there is nothing to indicate that the conduct or actions of the aforementioned individuals [on Sunday] were inappropriate,” and the league closed the matter on Monday.”

  321. fanofpft says: Oct 31, 2015 5:50 PM

    The Pathetics are the GOATS of cheating you have earned your stripes. Heck you even cheat to get away with cheating.

  322. patsrthegreatest says: Oct 31, 2015 5:54 PM

    It’s staggering how the rest of the county proves to be crybaby losers who can’t face up to the reality that they suck. Football season is the one time of year I’m as embarrassed to be an American as I am proud to be a Bostonian. Don’t hate cuz the Pats run train on the country America. It’s not our fault you suck, refuse to grow a pair, & can’t act like an adult, pretty much anytime between September- Feburary. Don’t worry though, New England will be there to rescue this country’s ass like it did during the revolution…your welcome, losers!

  323. concrete998 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:54 PM

    Worth repeating… I apologize to the original poster for not copying your username as well.

    As written in The Buffalo News in 2013:

    “But here come the Patriots anyway, relentless figures emerging from the miasma, barely breaking stride as they step over your team’s smoldering carcass and head back to the

  324. concrete998 says: Oct 31, 2015 5:58 PM

    … Back to the Superbowl

  325. justintuckrule says: Oct 31, 2015 6:00 PM

    Holy crap jag are you a conspiracy theorist or what? They made up a scandal against their cover boy to generate clicks and deflect from other scandals. Wow. Just wow. You sound worse than pats birthers. We might be fellow giants fans but you were just trolling for thumbs up clicks with that nonsense. Congrats. It worked with the zombie pats fans.

  326. 6ball says: Oct 31, 2015 6:02 PM

    .
    @baltimorons

    Stop Cheating!!!!!
    ____

    Stop Losing!!!!!!
    .

  327. realitylooms says: Oct 31, 2015 6:02 PM

    Making the New Jersey Jets run around in circles and hiding from them the real trickery is great. The New Jersey Jets don’t even realize New England controls the sun and weather.

  328. darthbelichick07 says: Oct 31, 2015 6:03 PM

    I didn’t want to reveal this, but it sounds like it will all leak soon. The TRUTH is:

    1 employee is responsible for the “wind machine” that steers all of Gostkowski’s kicks. [He hasn’t missed this year]

    1 employee is responsible for tilting the field uphill, when the opposing team has the ball. [Patriots don’t lose at home]

    1 employee is responsible for the magnetizing midfield, so the Patriots win the opening coin-flip. [Patriots are 6-1 winning the coin-toss this year]

    Have a good night, kids.

  329. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 6:05 PM

    Your comments would make sense if the Patriots had actually been caught cheating. But apparently you are unfamiliar with the American concept of “innocent until proven guilty.” Even Spygate was not an actual rule infraction, it was breaking the spirit of the rule not the the letter of the rule. Jets should be paranoid about what they are doing on the field not is what happening on the sidelines.

  330. lanman11 says: Oct 31, 2015 6:15 PM

    What’s funny about this is that it’s not even Nostradoddi’s job to figure out why there are Patriots employees, in Patriots uniforms, near the Patriots bench, in the Patriots stadium (as expected to be). Clearly he thought that somehow the Patriots were doing something to gain an illegal competitive advantage (there are legal ones and that’s a coaches job to find them). He went all “integrity of the game” and all, where it’s the NFL’s job to do so.

    Wait……he’s a Jets employee right? I guess “NFL Office” and “Jets Office” is the same thing, right?

    Nevermind…..lolzzz

    Man the Jets administration just keeps smelling like hot garbage in July….

  331. csb28 says: Oct 31, 2015 6:17 PM

    alfredogarciashead says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:57 PM
    Once Brady is gone it will all be over. Keep yapping while you can.

    Yes that is a distinct possibility as it has happened to every previous dominant team in the NFL. But what an incredible 15 and counting years it has been. It’s going to hurt someday but not today.

  332. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 6:19 PM

    Last time I checked it was “innocent until proven guilty” in America. Slander is true pathetic, a desperate attempt to cover up the incompetence of coaching and management at rival organizations. Jets, Colts, Raven, and Steeler fans deserve more accountability by their teams.

  333. csb28 says: Oct 31, 2015 6:35 PM

    liongator says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:09 PM
    It’s the Colts….no wait, it’s the Ravens….no wait, it’s the Jets….no wait, it’s Goodell….no it’s the NFL league office….

    When everyone is out to get you, you aren’t paranoid….you’re a cheater.

    No when the Pats keep destroying the competition, the league and the losing teams and their fans can’t deal with it like adults. The more they win the more demoralized you get.

  334. rcosborne59 says: Oct 31, 2015 6:44 PM

    Boy it’s going to be awkward when the Ginger hammer has to hand the Lombardi trophy to the Patriots again this year

  335. styro1 says: Oct 31, 2015 6:49 PM

    THE PATS HAVE NEVER CHEATED NOT ONCE!

    Here is the rule they supposedly broke on “Spygate”:
    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. All video shooting locations must be enclosed on all sides with a roof overhead. Any use by any club at any time, from the start to the finish of any game in which such club is a participant, of any communications or information-gathering equipment, other than Polaroid-type cameras or field telephones, shall be prohibited, including without limitation videotape machines, telephone tapping, or bugging devices, or any other form of electronic devices that might aid a team during the playing of a game.

    BB wasn’t using the video of the coaches signals during the game he used it after the games. He misunderstood the rule. If he had been video taping from the press box it would have been perfectly legal.

    Goodell punished the Pats harshly so he wouldn’t look like he was Kraft’s buttboy , which he was.
    This is the same reason he punished the Pats and Brady for the footballs being a little low on air.

    Two football teams used heaters to warm up their footballs live on TV and received a warning letter, “tsk tsk, but the Pats footballs are low on air for scientific reasons and the NFL holds a multimillion dollar 5 month investigation.

    The Ref tells the investigator that he used the “non-logo PSI gauge”, where the results show nothing nefarious happened, and the investigator says “no you didn’t you used the logo gauge”, the one that will show that the Pats let the air out.

    The Falcons pump in crowd noise for 2 YEARS at 16, SIXTEEN, home games, admit to doing so, and are penalized a 5th round draft choice.

  336. savethenflfirerogergoodell says: Oct 31, 2015 6:49 PM

    in other news; the Jets got their asses kciked AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    folks are saying i was close. it wasnt that close!

    Patriots were without alot of their weapons and the jets were playing like it was the damn superbowl (not that they would have ANY idea what that is like)..

    And we took them apart.

    LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  337. nhpats says: Oct 31, 2015 6:55 PM

    Lol! The poor #Haters are looking for anything they can to justify the absolute dominance by the Patriots. Where are all the interceptions we were promised? Where are the fumbles?

    It’s going to be a long ugly season for #HaterNation. Next up….the Washington Redskins. I almost feel bad for them.

  338. cosmicconvoy says: Oct 31, 2015 7:03 PM

    This is what happens when you have a history of cheating.

  339. itsfootballfolks says: Oct 31, 2015 7:10 PM

    The New England Patriots, pure as wind driven snow. Squeaky clean as bleached whites.

    That boogey man under your bed Woody and Crybaugh and kensil, and grigson and mastroddy?

    Bill Belichick.

  340. sonhoodoo says: Oct 31, 2015 7:11 PM

    jetfanfolife says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:16 PM
    PATRIOTS or, as you all know I like to think of them as, NEW ENGLAND DEFLATRIOTS have **** for all their Superbowl wins. And for the SB they decided not to cheat (probably cause they were 16-0 and figured let’s be real for once), they lose to the Giants. (So being undefeated isn’t all it’s cracked up to be huh??)

    Get used to it deflatriot fans (which I am sure you already are) your team is FOREVER tainted in the minds of the entire United States except for the people living in denial east and northeast of New York

    ——————-

    It is awesome that you think Pats fans actually might care what a Jets fan thinks. Clearly, if your opinion was worth anything, you wouldn’t be a Jets fan.

  341. sonhoodoo says: Oct 31, 2015 7:24 PM

    Doesn’t a Jets employee perform this function when the Jetsplay at home? Why doesn’t the Jets Director of Security know this? How bad is he at his job that he doesn’t know who is on his own sideline during home games? Has he never wondered why Meadowlands employees are doing this and not NFL employees?

  342. bencoates57 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:26 PM

    You know, the Pats are pretty good on the road too. That’s all you need to realize. I said it before but maybe the thought threatened to shut down the whole thread, so my post was deleted.

  343. bkostela says: Oct 31, 2015 7:27 PM

    number4020115 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 11:47 AM
    Nothing illegal found, again. So I’m now looking everywhere for the apology from the Jets for making another false accusation against the Patriots. I can’t find it anywhere. Can someone tell me where it is or when it is coming?
    ________________________

    Are you going to frame it and put it above your mantle? If someone steals your bike from your yard, the next time you see that person in your yard aren’t you going to ask them what they’re up to? If they aren’t stealing again are you going to apologize to them for questioning? No because you had good reason to do so.

    The last time Kraft Media employees were questioned by the Jets they were illegally videotaping hand signals. Because they’re not doing anything illegal THIS TIME, doesn’t mean they aren’t suspicious.

  344. tds968 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:27 PM

    This is what happens when your “Legacy” is CHEATING

  345. bencoates57 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:28 PM

    “Get used to it deflatriot fans (which I am sure you already are) your team is FOREVER tainted in the minds of the entire United States except for the people living in denial east and northeast of New York”

    ————————-

    And so it is with every NFL team. It’s called fandom (fanaticism). It’s like religious zealotry. Logic and facts have nothing to do with it.

  346. csb28 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:28 PM

    Chad says:
    Oct 31, 2015 1:17 PM
    Here’s the deal: The Patriots are really good at football. They’re probably better then most teams at bending the rules, too. Otherwise, the accusations would not continue. Remember, it’s not only the Jets who make claims and accusations.

    No other teams that the Pats routinely beat also make false claims and accusations.

  347. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Oct 31, 2015 7:33 PM

    I think Bowles ha nothing to do with all the nonsense because just like at work some people are busy and others are wagging their tongues.

    Remember when people liked football as in all of football not just their team ?

  348. tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2015 7:38 PM

    The NFL has declared war on the Patriots…and they’re losing. Badly.

  349. sonhoodoo says: Oct 31, 2015 7:40 PM

    myhawks1976 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 5:35 PM
    You Pats fans are funny. “allegations”? He saw something that didn’t look right. And went to NFL officials to find out what was going on. They checked in to it. Found that everything was in order, and the game went on.

    Sorry, not a Jets or Pats fan, but I fail to see what the issue is. Seems like everything was handled correctly.

    ——————–

    Why would it not look right to the Director of Security. This just shows he has no idea what he is doing. Has he never looked at his own sideline during home games and wondered why Meadowlands employees are doing what he considers an NFL entrusted position? Maybe if he knew his own business, he wouldn’t need to be stupid on game day.

  350. bosson01 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:41 PM

    Too bad newly anointed genius Todd Bowles couldn’t remember to call timeout with less than a minute to go. Maybe if he hadn’t been sidetracked earlier in the game with all these side issues caused by his team looking for a way to win off the field he might have been able to concentrate when it counted. It’s so funny watching teams like the Jets and Steelers psyche themselves out into total distraction.

  351. sueb45 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:41 PM

    The insidious part of this story is, once again, the leak! It was brought out in a way to make the Pats look guilty…and then when the full story comes out, you get the haters who either don’t read or can’t comprehend that the Patriots didn’t do anything wrong. It was in fact incompetence on the part of the Jets security guy whose son by the way has purportedly tweeted that he hopes Brady tears every ligament in his knee. I hope this report is wrong….this isn’t remotely funny anymore. It’s harassment. It’s disgusting. And it’s Roger Goodell’s fault for allowing his minions in the front office to get away with the pursuit of this vendetta for so long.

  352. jag1959 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:51 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Oct 31, 2015 6:00 PM
    Holy crap jag are you a conspiracy theorist or what? They made up a scandal against their cover boy to generate clicks and deflect from other scandals. Wow. Just wow. You sound worse than pats birthers. We might be fellow giants fans but you were just trolling for thumbs up clicks with that nonsense. Congrats. It worked with the zombie pats fans.
    _________________

    Reading is fundamental, sadly in your case comprehension is apparently optional. Originally it was probably just brinksmanship but the league saw a custom made opportunity. The purpose of framegate was to reinforce the iron hand the league THINKS the CBA grants the commissioner by taking down the biggest dog in the yard and setting a concrete example of the power of the commissioner’s office. Using the ‘unfair competitive advantage’ scenario as the basis made it far more user friendly to a league beset by criminal and abuse case missteps, no court case for him to be found innocent by.

    Brady has never been the face the league pimped but for anyone who knows the game his play has made him the defacto face of the league be that as the guy you love to watch compete or the guy you most want to beat. He has been anything but the league’s golden boy, that has been Manning throughout Brady’s career. Manning collects stats and face time, Brady collects rings and has seldom met a microphone he did any more than tolerate. Go back and look at the night game promos and see how many Brady is in then count up Manning’s. The league couldn’t ignore a player of his stature but he was never featured by it. Which is ironic now that Manning is fading and Luck isn’t up to speed they would love to finally be able to embrace him but have painted themselves into a corner.

    I am a well informed independent thinker, the information made publicly available through the court actions plainly shows the validity of my opinion, yours not so much. The predilections evidenced by your posts make that no surprise.
    Pats fans aren’t alone in being outraged by the duplicity of 345 Park Ave, they have plenty of company. The question is why everyone that can read and has an IQ over 70 hasn’t joined us.

  353. lunchbox77 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:52 PM

    The last time Kraft Media employees were questioned by the Jets they were illegally videotaping hand signals. Because they’re not doing anything illegal THIS TIME, doesn’t mean they aren’t suspicious.

    ————————
    Except it wasn’t illegal, try to keep up. Taping always has been and still is legal…they were doing it from the wrong spot. But don’t let actual facts get in the way of your blind hatred…

  354. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 8:02 PM

    You’ll recall that one of the big “deflategate” arguments was turnovers — the Pats always have the lowest fumble rate in the league because the “soft” balls were easier to hold.. Interesting that year to date the Pats TO rate of 3.7% is the lowest in the league and the lowest in PATS history. Hmm…

  355. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 8:04 PM

    You’ll recall that one of the big “deflategate” arguments was turnovers — the Pats always have the lowest fumble rate in the league because the “soft” balls were easier to hold.. Interesting that year to date the Pats TO rate of 3.7% is the lowest in the league and the lowest in PATS history. Hmm…

  356. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 8:05 PM

    You’ll recall that one of the big “deflategate” arguments was turnovers — the Pats always have the lowest fumble rate in the league because the “soft” balls were easier to hold.. Interesting that year to date the Pats TO rate of 3.7% is the lowest in the league and the lowest in PATS history. Hmm…

  357. billrussellgreaterthanmjmagiclebron says: Oct 31, 2015 8:06 PM

    This whole incident should add about 3 points to the spread for gamblers betting on the rematch at the Meadowlands.

  358. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 8:08 PM

    Actually, according to the RULES the videotaping was not illegal. That is why the changed the rules afterwards.

    Also, you’ll recall that one of the big “deflategate” arguments was turnovers — the Pats always have the lowest fumble rate in the league because the “soft” balls were easier to hold.. Interesting that year to date the Pats TO rate of 3.7% is the lowest in the league and the lowest in PATS history. Hmm…

  359. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 8:20 PM

    The fact that other Patriot opponents make self-serving accusations that make them less accountable for their failures on the field should not come as a surprise. Please note that, with the exception of Mangini who had a personal axe to grind, NFL coaches were very quiet the Spygate issue. In fact, several stated that they would not have reported the incident to the press but would have contacted Belicheck directly but they knew it was technically not a rule violation. Sports reporters also heard that the reason so many coaches were quiet is because they are making their own questionable choices and do not want to draw attention to themselves.

  360. dirklovig says: Oct 31, 2015 8:25 PM

    Allow me to inject some additional facts into the whole Spygate issue that seems to be the default setting for everyone convinced the Patriots are cheaters Is everyone aware that during the 06 season the Patriot organization lodged a formal complaint to the NFL when they caught the Jets filming from the end zone stands at the Gillett stadium. Goodell’s (formally a Jets employee) formal response was that since the beginning of the game, teams have been trying to steal the opposing teams signals and it was just part of the game. There was no action taken against the Jets The following off season Goodell sent out a directive to all teams restricting among other things, the areas where the filming could take place. This new directive did not match the rule in the rule book that had been in place for a long time, and technically Goodell did not have the authority to arbitrarily change a rule put in place by the competition committee, So BB continued to film in the same location as he had in the past, which was in clear sight of all who cared to look. He didn’t try to hide the fact that he felt the directive had no weight. After a Jets complained during a game in NY, BB was called on it by an angry Goodell as much for not bending to his improper directive as for the infraction itself. Clearly a decision by BB that he probably wishes he didn’t make, but hardly a reason to label one of the most successful organizations in all of sports cheaters There are only 2 or 3 teams that didn’t film the opposing teams, and its a practice that’s been used as far back as the 1940’s, and continues to this day
    Envy is truly a green eyed monster, and nothing will change the mind of someone dedicated to finding a reason why the Patriots are consistently better than their team. Maybe convincing themselves that it must be because the Patriots cheat helps them to sleep, but it remains a lazy, uninformed and disingenuous excuse that has long passed it’s shelf life

  361. npraddict says: Oct 31, 2015 8:26 PM

    Your point is even more remarkable when you consider the fact that squeaky clean Peyton Manning had a major sex scandal at U of Tenn.

  362. aljack88 says: Oct 31, 2015 8:28 PM

    darthbelichick07 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 6:03 PM
    I didn’t want to reveal this, but it sounds like it will all leak soon. …..

    ===============================
    I have to add that you forgot to mention the “lighthouse” on the Rt 1 side of the stadium. It’s not what it appears to be…. think about it , tuck.

  363. aljack88 says: Oct 31, 2015 8:39 PM

    “It is awesome that you think Pats fans actually might care what a Jets fan thinks. Clearly, if your opinion was worth anything, you wouldn’t be a Jets fan.”
    ==================================
    LOL. double thumbs up award.

  364. whispersd says: Oct 31, 2015 8:46 PM

    Belichick’s great sin was not respecting Goodell’s authori-tay. He saw the memo written about videotaping, decided it didn’t represent the state of the rules, and ignored it.

    Back in 2007 nobody knew about Goodell’s penchant for declaring that his opinion was law, no matter what it was or whether it was supported by the rule book.

  365. lunar2013 says: Oct 31, 2015 8:50 PM

    “Mastroddi said “people responsible for maintaining the referee’s microphone should be League contractors and not Kraft Sports employees wearing Patriots gear.” In response to Mastroddi’s concerns, Bandy called 345 Park Avenue and spoke with Jay Reid of the officiating department, who confirmed that the referee’s in-stadium microphone is handled by the teams, not by the league.”

    So, the Jets security director clearly would have similar staff on his sidelines at home responsible for the same thing. And he doesn’t know this is protocol?

    He should be fired immediately by his team. He is clueless and paranoid.

  366. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 31, 2015 9:10 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Jets be suspicious of New England? After all it wasn’t Kansas City that sent those film guys into stadiums wearing the logos of fake production companies during the Spygate years. All you Patriots fans acting all disgusted by this need to learn your teams’ shady history. You’re legendary for pulling scams like this.

  367. the8man says: Oct 31, 2015 9:10 PM

    I’m wondering how long Kraft is going to tolerate this harassment.

    Because if it were me…Rahj…the other owners and me would have had a chat awhile ago.

    And it would have started with, “We are drafting in the first round next year, I want that million back and get off my team’s back or I will file a law suit…and make it loud and well known!”

  368. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 31, 2015 9:16 PM

    styro1 says:
    Oct 31, 2015 6:49 PM

    THE PATS HAVE NEVER CHEATED NOT ONCE!
    ==========

    And yet Kraft and Belicheat apologized to the other owners, and Kraft has paid multiple fines and given up multiple picks for…

    Cheating.

    Maybe someone should tell your coach and owner you’ve never cheated because they seem to not know.

    LOL

    Forever tainted.

  369. Doovs says: Oct 31, 2015 10:18 PM

    I’ll wait to see what Mort is reporting on the four letter. Nothing but integrity over there.

  370. shikbraves says: Oct 31, 2015 10:43 PM

    No matter how many SB the Pats win(which will be many) they have planted the seed of cheating…BB is forever walking up to the line. He is responsible for the stink associated with the Pats. The Pats have the right to be arrogant and we have the right to be judgmental.

  371. aljack88 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:27 PM

    shikbraves says:
    Oct 31, 2015 10:43 PM
    No matter how many SB the Pats win(which will be many) they have planted the seed of cheating…BB is forever walking up to the line. He is responsible for the stink associated with the Pats. The Pats have the right to be arrogant and we have the right to be judgmental.
    ===============================
    whatever helps you sleep at night. The only stink in New England is the mud flats at low tide.

  372. ozone1030 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:31 PM

    The pile of crap known as deflategate that Kensil dropped on Goodell’s front lawn is getting ripe. It still has Goodell’s face imprinted in it but it is definitely turning white.
    The commish really should have let it go because he’s going to have a belly full of it when this is all over.

  373. whispersd says: Nov 1, 2015 12:27 AM

    “The Pats have the right to be arrogant and we have the right to be judgmental.”

    And we have the right to think you’re idiots when you believe every conspiracy theory that’s out there. And that you’re corrupt when you insist that unproven charges merit punishment anyway. And that you’re hypocrites when the penalties assigned to Patriots are ten times worse the penalties assigned to other teams accused of doing the same thing.

    And we’re going to call you on it every time when you get the history wrong.

    Goodell is such an awful commissioner. He’s lost control of the league.

  374. whispersd says: Nov 1, 2015 12:29 AM

    “After all it wasn’t Kansas City that sent those film guys into stadiums wearing the logos of fake production companies during the Spygate years.”

    The Pats’ cameramen wore team garb that made it clear who they worked for.

    “All you Patriots fans acting all disgusted by this need to learn your teams’ shady history.”

    Know it better than you do, apparently.

  375. kevpft says: Nov 1, 2015 12:29 AM

    Utterly pathetic.

  376. smasonsmith says: Nov 1, 2015 1:08 AM

    Except that they were NOT patriots employees. Looks like you dont have it “straight”, LOL. God only know what this crooked cheating team is doing. But theyre up to something. They always are.
    ===
    Technically correct, but materially irrelevant.

    Kraft Sports Group owns the Patriots, Revs, the Stadium, and a few other things. Technically, all NEP employees are KSG employees as well. The people in question were stadium employees that probably work all events at the stadium. They’re KSG employees as much as any player or coach.

    Which is to say: you’re keying on a really dumb difference that lacks any ability to distinguish.

  377. smasonsmith says: Nov 1, 2015 1:11 AM

    So, the Jets security director clearly would have similar staff on his sidelines at home responsible for the same thing. And he doesn’t know this is protocol?

    He should be fired immediately by his team. He is clueless and paranoid.
    ===
    Yeah. People that are that clueless and paranoid will eventually do something actionable. Fortunately, he’s only an NFL Director of Security and not someone authorized to carry deadly force.

  378. Fried Toast says: Nov 1, 2015 3:33 AM

    >>”[Jets Security Director Robert] Mastroddi didn’t initially accept the explanation that a team employee would be responsible for ensuring the performance of the referee’s microphone; … In response to Mastroddi’s concerns, Bandy called 345 Park Avenue and spoke with Jay Reid of the officiating department, who confirmed that the referee’s in-stadium microphone is handled by the teams, not by the league…”

    >”So the Jets Security director doesn’t even know who is responsible for what, and is making accusations against the Patriots based on his own ignorance?”

    The logic doesn’t follow that Mastroddi wouldn’t know this rule. If he’s the director of security for the Jets and the Jets are responsible for handling the in-stadium mikes, one would think that he’d be very aware of the situation and what is or is not allowed. Was he just hired last week? If not, I’d have to say that “security” probably isn’t very good if your director is that much in the dark.

  379. 1018cjm says: Nov 1, 2015 4:58 AM

    carloswlassiter says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:33 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?
    ————————————————————
    Why is this funny?

    >>>>>>

    Funny, because the Jets were holding teams to an average of 15 points per game for the first 5 games this season — and the Patriots doubled that in their victory.

  380. sidepull says: Nov 1, 2015 5:31 AM

    Jets Beware:
    You have now set your own demise in motion. All the snitching, poor loser tactics, will come back to haunt you. Look at the loser whiner Ravens and Colts. Your next.

  381. bigbluefandom says: Nov 1, 2015 6:25 AM

    Not a Patriots fan, but can fans and officials of loser teams like the Jets, Colts, Ravens and Miami accept the fact that at 38 years old BRADY is amazing and may be the greatest ever and the Patriots are just good? What a waste of time? Concentrate on building your own organization. You have enough problems!

  382. npraddict says: Nov 1, 2015 6:40 AM

    Because no other teams walk up to the line? What a fairytale! What a pile a of horse crap! Most NFL coaches were deadly quiet during the Spygate non-scandal because they knew that (a) BB had no violated an officially sanctioned NFL rule and (B) they did not want to draw attention to themselves…people living in glass houses should not throw rocks. In fact, there were a number of anonymous leaks by NFL coaches that what BB did was common practice.

    Cheating and/or going up to the line in the NFL is rampant. Winning is not. That is why some teams, like the Colts, Jets, Ravens, Steelers have a large stick up their butts about the Patriots. If the Jaguars and Titans were caught constantly cheating no one would care.

  383. Mo' Pro Babble says: Nov 1, 2015 6:42 AM

    shikbraves says:
    Oct 31, 2015 10:43 PM
    No matter how many SB the Pats win(which will be many) they have planted the seed of cheating

    Sorry that would be the Colts

    I’ll agree with you and Haternation when you can explain one tiny question.

    Why did the Colts lie about D’Qwell Jackson turning in a soft ball?

    Incase you’re going to ask, D’Qwell says it never happened. Don’t take my word, use your google.

  384. dawn of food says: Nov 1, 2015 7:13 AM

    If the home team is responsible for the refs mikes, and the refs are on the sidelines, near the huddles, etc., I certainly would be loathe to say anything within ear shot of them. Not saying the pats cheated, but this set up seems incredibly stupid. Have the NFL run the mics.

  385. Mo' Pro Babble says: Nov 1, 2015 9:29 AM

    Having nothing to do with most of the players who really only want to play ball, it must be damned embarrassing to be a fan of the jets or colt or ravens considering how many ridiculous unsubstantiated accusations and outright lies their management has foisted upon you. After a while it must be challenging to keep defending these guys. NE fans only need google then cut & paste the truth. It’s like holy water to a vampire. The viciousness of the responses proves desperation.

    As previously stated, many of us are thriving on this paranoia as did fans of previous dynasties. We know it’s born of jealousy. That makes us happy🙂

  386. orrnumberfour says: Nov 1, 2015 9:33 AM

    The cheating Jets may try to plant something to frame the Pats. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

  387. mikeleasara says: Nov 1, 2015 9:38 AM

    There should be a point at which the league declares it needs some probable cause. Otherwise, these monthly, franchise-wide colonoscopies will continue until — inevitably — someone finds something that really isn’t anything and the NFL is out another $10 million. Non-existent evidence — like a lack of air pressure — the NFL’s crack security team is great at seizing. It’s the existing stuff — like elevator videos mailed directly to their offices — which prove elusive.

  388. bosson01 says: Nov 1, 2015 9:49 AM

    Who even gives a crap about the refs mics? The refs call penalties with hand signals and personally explain the calls to the coaches. The mics are for the benefit of the fans. The Jets just used this as a pathetic excuse to start another $hitstorm. Getting rid of that idiot Rex left a ton of idiots still collecting paychecks in that organization.

  389. demons87 says: Nov 1, 2015 9:49 AM

    January 13th, 1974
    January 12th 1969
    Never

    Those are the dates of the last Super Bowls wins for the other AFC teams (MIA, NYJ, & BUF respectively). They have been losing all on their own well before Belichick and Brady came to the Pats.

  390. mmack66 says: Nov 1, 2015 10:22 AM

    No matter how many SB the Pats win(which will be many) they have planted the seed of cheating
    —————————————–

    Actually, the NFL plants the seeds of cheating, and the haters fertilize them with all of the delusional manure they spew.

  391. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Nov 1, 2015 12:08 PM

    The only thing better than seeing Brady and the Pats stick it to the rest of the NFL is seeing jchipwood so frustrated…….Patriots doing their job and doing it better than everyone else. How’s that for a reality check, babyhead

  392. DrinkingTheDeliciousTearsOfTheHaters says: Nov 1, 2015 12:56 PM

    Thank you to all the HATERS for keeping me hydrated.

  393. eddievortex says: Nov 1, 2015 1:23 PM

    If I’m the NE Patriots, I’ve got my legal team and law enforcement investigating this.

    It’s gone to far now, the NFL is desperate to find something, anything to bring that organization down.

  394. fanofpft says: Nov 1, 2015 6:20 PM

    1018cjm says:
    Nov 1, 2015 4:58 AM

    carloswlassiter says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:33 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 31, 2015 12:00 PM

    Funny how close that game turned out to be isn’t it?
    ————————————————————
    Why is this funny?

    >>>>>>

    Funny, because the Jets were holding teams to an average of 15 points per game for the first 5 games this season — and the Patriots doubled that in their victory.

    Yet here on the next game the Raiders are running over them. Does that mean they are better than the Pathetics? Home fraud advantage.

  395. spag527 says: Nov 1, 2015 9:51 PM

    It’s like teeing off vs. Tiger Woods in 2000. You know it’s over before he takes his driver out of the bag.

  396. Mo' Pro Babble says: Nov 2, 2015 8:46 AM

    Guess the Raiders bugged the visitors locker room.

  397. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 3, 2015 11:48 AM

    The Jets of all teams have the right to be suspicious of the Patriots, and common sense dictates they be. After all it was in their stadium that New England tried to pull off their phony production house filming scam even after Mangini requested they not do it there. Case closed.

  398. nflsting says: Nov 3, 2015 2:55 PM

    This gives me an idea.
    That guy at work who keeps beating me out for promotions…I am going to accuse him of being a child molester! That will do it.

    What do you think Indy, Ravens , Jets?

  399. kc114 says: Nov 3, 2015 6:53 PM

    That was weak. Time to plant some evidence. We need something to read and talk about.

  400. npraddict says: Nov 3, 2015 9:13 PM

    Note that virtually no NFL coaches spoke up on Mangini’s behalf. Quite the opposite, in fact, a number of coaches anonymously reported to the press that what the Patriots did was fairly routine in the NFL and that they did not violate the official rules. Mangini was not even a half-way decent coach. He should have been flattered that anyone thought it was worth filming his practices. He could not cut it as a coach or commentator.

  401. malab377 says: Nov 4, 2015 11:18 AM

    Belichick asking for Kraft Sports employees to wear Patriots gear to mess with Jets people’s mind. Brilliant! And the Jets look like fools. Again.

  402. steelersnowand4ever says: Nov 4, 2015 12:02 PM

    Hello Newman!!

  403. Sam Young says: Nov 6, 2015 7:00 PM

    J!
    E!
    S!
    T!

    J-E-S-T!
    J-E-S-T!
    J-E-S-T!

    … no, wait…..

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