New England Punishment (Poll)

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  • Forfeit the win against the Jets

    26 32.10%
  • Suspend Belichick for < 4 games

    16 19.75%
  • Suspend Belichick for > 4 games

    14 17.28%
  • Fine the Patriots/Robert Kraft

    23 28.40%
  • Fine Belichick

    14 17.28%
  • No punishment

    6 7.41%
  • Draft Picks

    32 39.51%
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    New England Punishment (Poll)

    What do you think should happen to the Pats and/or Belichick?

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    I figure they'll get fined monetarily or with draft picks....or both. Forfeiting the game is ridiculous, IMO. I don't see that what they did really would have affected the outcome.

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    Forefeit the win against the Jets. It's the only thing that makes sense to me. Yes some will say that draft picks hurt, but it'd be in the end of each round so who cares.

    Patriots have been warned about this before and they apparently didn't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsKitty
    I figure they'll get fined monetarily or with draft picks....or both. Forfeiting the game is ridiculous, IMO. I don't see that what they did really would have affected the outcome.

    Exactly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsKitty
    I figure they'll get fined monetarily or with draft picks....or both. Forfeiting the game is ridiculous, IMO. I don't see that what they did really would have affected the outcome.
    Are you serious. Well let's look at it this way, The Patriots take the video in at halftime and look over the Jets defense and or offense signals. They come back out and know what plays to run. It's simple the Patriots had an unfair advantage and they should have to forefeit the game.

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    Let's put an option up there that there shouldn't be any punishment. The Patriots were just doing what every team at every level would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SvFan4life
    Forefeit the win against the Jets. It's the only thing that makes sense to me. Yes some will say that draft picks hurt, but it'd be in the end of each round so who cares.

    Patriots have been warned about this before and they apparently didn't care.
    Are you kidding me? Getting docked draft picks would be a huge punishment, IMO. Especially with the way the Patriots draft and the value they place on picks. If that's the punishment, I'm betting it won't be a 6th or 7th round pick they get docked. It will be a first day pick or picks, and any first day pick is valuable.

    Forfeiting the game is not an option...this isn't high school or college.

    They'll get fined and docked draft picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsKitty
    I figure they'll get fined monetarily or with draft picks....or both. Forfeiting the game is ridiculous, IMO. I don't see that what they did really would have affected the outcome.
    Shoot, I knew I forgot one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman
    Let's put an option up there that there shouldn't be any punishment. The Patriots were just doing what every team at every level would do.
    That's like saying 'everyone recruits in high school sports' or 'all college boosters pay athletes'. That doesn't matter, did it, it's against the rules and they got caught...

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    Forfeit the game, that will send a message to them and starting off 0-1 in the NFL is huge to a team. I can gurantee you that guy videotaping is probably standing in the unemployment line today.

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    I voted for a fine....After this revelation, I doubt the trust and respect issue, will forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    Are you kidding me? Getting docked draft picks would be a huge punishment, IMO. Especially with the way the Patriots draft and the value they place on picks. If that's the punishment, I'm betting it won't be a 6th or 7th round pick they get docked. It will be a first day pick or picks, and any first day pick is valuable.

    Forfeiting the game is not an option...this isn't high school or college.

    They'll get fined and docked draft picks.
    That's why they should forefeit the game. There is 16 games in a season and to let the Patriots still come out with a win is absurd. The Jets are 0-1 and now are looking at having to come from behind to possibly make the playoffs. Patriots broke the rules and the NFL should make an example of them that this is serious and stupid, forefeiting the game is more of a statement than draft picks and if Goodell is going to suspend players for the year for being arrested then the Patriots should have to forefeit the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3
    I voted for a fine....After this revelation, I doubt the trust and respect issue, will forthcoming.
    But what will a fine really do? Its only money. Kraft probably spits that amount out the back of his Powerboat for fuel in 2 hrs or less. Kick em where it hurts and thats the win column. It was wrong, they got caught, penalize them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman
    Let's put an option up there that there shouldn't be any punishment. The Patriots were just doing what every team at every level would do.

    Every team steals signals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qryche11
    But what will a fine really do? Its only money. Kraft probably spits that amount out the back of his Powerboat for fuel in 2 hrs or less. Kick em where it hurts and thats the win column. It was wrong, they got caught, penalize them.
    Money, hurts any program regardless of the deep pockets.

    I've not seen the news coverage but do they know, who filmed the signals?

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