Bill Belichick doesn't last the season???

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    Bill Belichick doesn't last the season???

    The Patriots made cheating a focal point for our most popular sport, setting it up for a huge fall. And Roger Goodell knows it. Don't be surprised if Bill Belichick doesn't last the season.

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    Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL

    The situation with the National Football League is a lot worse than people realize, and the only one who seems to grasp this fully is commissioner Roger Goodell. You don't issue emergency orders backed by threats on Sunday morning of a game day, as Goodell just did regarding the New England Patriots' files of cheating information, unless the situation is a lot worse than people realize.

    Why is the situation worse than people think? Because the NFL is on the precipice of blowing its status as the country's favorite sport. The whole NFL enterprise is in jeopardy from that single word: cheating. It's the most distasteful word in sports. And now the Patriots have brought the word into the NFL.

    Think the NFL can't decline? Fifteen years ago, the National Basketball Association was going up, up, up by every measure and was widely considered the gold-plated can't-miss "sport of the next century." Since then, NBA popularity and ratings have plummeted while NBA-based teams have floundered in international competition. At the moment of its maximum success, the NBA became overconfident and arrogant in ways that need not be recounted here. Key point: There was no law of nature that said the NBA had to stay popular, and it did not.
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    Sure buddy, sure!

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    If the league doesn't come up with worse than filming the coaches signals, this writer is overreacting . IMO the public doesn't really care much about this issue.

    "They all do it."

    "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'."

    Now if something bigger comes out of this THEN MAYBE...

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    The wiring of D Lineman to record opponents cadences and audibles is next to be revealed IMO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    If the league doesn't come up with worse than filming the coaches signals, this writer is overreacting . IMO the public doesn't really care much about this issue.

    "They all do it."

    "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'."

    Now if something bigger comes out of this THEN MAYBE...
    Fox Sports reported that former NFL players believe Belichick had microphones installed in the shoulder pads of defensive linemen so the Patriots could tape other teams' offensive audibles and line calls. Needless to say, putting microphones on players violates NFL rules. Andrea Kremer of NBC reported that several teams might charge the Patriots this week with having stolen playbooks from the visitors' dressing room. The convenient "malfunction" of visiting teams' headphones at the Patriots' two fields under Belichick seems to have happened far too often to be an IT department error. The rumor mill says Belichick, Richard Nixon-style, has file cabinets of info on opposing coaches and assistant coaches some gleaned honestly, some obtained by cheating.

    What if they find the above to be true?

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    Lets hope they don't... It'd get real messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    The wiring of D Lineman to record opponents cadences and audibles is next to be revealed IMO....
    Correct. That's been mentioned in other articles and will be very interesting to see if its true.

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    His comparison to the NBA is way off mark. The NBA was never more popular than either baseball or football and it was a strike that took the wind out their sails. The effects of the recent revelations of referee fraud, can't even be measured, yet.

    Also comparing what Belichick has done to what Michael Vick did is ludicrous. Last time I checked, taking video of an opposing teams defensive signals (regardless of NFL rules) is not against any local, state, or federal laws that I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    The wiring of D Lineman to record opponents cadences and audibles is next to be revealed IMO....
    If that does come out and is proven, there will be a LOT of people calling for the Lombardi trophies to be returned...

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    It depends on what else they find...if nothing else surfaces, this will die down for the most part...if they uncover much more, then look out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    If the league doesn't come up with worse than filming the coaches signals, this writer is overreacting . IMO the public doesn't really care much about this issue.

    "They all do it."

    "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'."

    Now if something bigger comes out of this THEN MAYBE...



    The "They all do it" is getting VERY old. NO, they don't all do it.

    Joe Blow cheated on his taxes and got away with it, does that mean we all cheat on our taxes, no it doesn't. Before saying they all do it, have some proof.

    The Patriots have been warned more than once about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baseballguy
    The "They all do it" is getting VERY old. NO, they don't all do it.

    Joe Blow cheated on his taxes and got away with it, does that mean we all cheat on our taxes, no it doesn't. Before saying they all do it, have some proof.

    The Patriots have been warned more than once about this.

    cshs81 wasn't stating that they all do it, but merely quoting what the reactions are from the general public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW
    cshs81 wasn't stating that they all do it, but merely quoting what the reactions are from the general public.
    Not to steal the thread but your avatar deserves an A+.

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    I would be surprise if any thing else happens to Bele -cheat, I mean after that weak punishment (compared to how he punished players), I don't think Goodell wants to find anything on him. Just sweep under the rug...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    The wiring of D Lineman to record opponents cadences and audibles is next to be revealed IMO....
    They really do that?

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