Re: League Bias
posted at 11/29/2010 9:33 AM EST
In Response to Re: League Bias
[QUOTE]It could be because the Pats had been warned in 06 to stop doing it, and they kept it up, That's the only thing I can think of.
Posted by jaytf25[/QUOTE]
That's not true. All 32 teams were sent a memo reiterating the rule, which includes the entire rule. Not just NE. That's a lie or you aren't remembering correctly.
You know the part about not using what you capture during "THE" game.
A little confusing.
Why is filming legal, but what an intern films so important? We are supposed to believe what they film is the responsibility of the coach, who may never even see the tape?
Belichick, as I would imagine most coaches, look at the Constitution and By-Laws of the NFL as their source for rules.
So, if Belichick had not been reprimanded for 8 years, nor had he ever seen a team punished, including the Jets in Foxborough, as we know about, why would he or anyone think there was something wrong?
You wouldn't, especially after that long of a period of time.
Also, if it was JUST NE, why didn't Goodell pick up the phone and simply speak to Belichick?
This is where we start getting into the concept of figuring out what smelled with Spygate.
Goodell got caught with his pants down and didn't like it. A tiff between BB and Manboobs become public and it made him look bad.
Hence, his ultra-harsh ruling that he ended up backpedaling away from since Sept 2007.