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Old 09-12-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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A couple of observations. First, it makes you wonder how far this goes back and whether or not it taints their Super Bowl championships. Were they that good or did this give them an advantage? This obviously couldn't be the first time they have tried this. A team this talented should not have to rely on these tactics. They could have easily won anyway.

Second, the commissioner should come down hard on them. This will be the only way it would serve as a deterrent in the future. As much as I dislike the Jets, this was not fair to them. It will never happen but it would be interesting if they had to forfeit the game. At the very least it should be something that will make them not willing to try this again.

Third, this could backfire on them. Say the coach gets suspended, they lose to the Chargers on Sunday and this ends up costing them home field advantage in the playoffs. The commissioner warned all teams about this same issue before the season. Now he has to make an example of the Patriots or it will continue.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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it does make you wonder doesnt it? no wonder they kept beating my COLTS all those years.

so we will see how the rest of this year plays out because you know that they wont get away from it for the rest of the season. So we will have to see if they are good without the stealing. I like brady not the pats but we will just wait it out and see
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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The NFL announced today that it may take draft picks away from The Pats because of this issue. Just my two cents.....The Packers were accused of doing it, looks like the Pats were caught, if these two are doing it my guess would be that many more are doing it and just haven't been caught yet.
The Packers weren't accused. A Patriot rep was caught in Green Bay last year and ordered to stop videotaping. Link below.

JS Online: Packers might get a call from league regarding Patriots' latest film flap
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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The Packers weren't accused. A Patriot rep was caught in Green Bay last year and ordered to stop videotaping. Link below.

JS Online: Packers might get a call from league regarding Patriots' latest film flap
I stand corrected. I read the article again and don't know how I came up with that. As a side note, wouldn't you think that if Belichicks guys have been spying, Mangini would have known something about it? You think he would have the common sense of not trying that against him. Listening to sports radio this afternoon, evidently the Pats have either been accused of or it's been alleged that they have spyed a number of times.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I've got the feeling that this stuff is more prevalent throughout the league than the league cares to admit, up until now.

If so, who else is doing this? Is it widespread? Is it evenly balanced? If one team is so good at it, why not just fight fire with fire? See where I'm going? Where does it end?

Whenever I see the Rat on the sideline, he's so secretive with his calls. It's almost as if he knows his opponent is doing it and is doing his utmost to prevent it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Whether any of us like it or not, one of Bill Belichick's assistants is recording this thread right now. And there's nothing the NFL can do about it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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I believe they should forfeit the game. It would help me in fantasy football
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Whether any of us like it or not, one of Bill Belichick's assistants is recording this thread right now. And there's nothing the NFL can do about it.
Are you saying CD dosen't run a anti-spyware program?
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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I've got the feeling that this stuff is more prevalent throughout the league than the league cares to admit, up until now.

If so, who else is doing this? Is it widespread? Is it evenly balanced? If one team is so good at it, why not just fight fire with fire? See where I'm going? Where does it end?

Whenever I see the Rat on the sideline, he's so secretive with his calls. It's almost as if he knows his opponent is doing it and is doing his utmost to prevent it.
I agree with your post (If you ain't cheatin, you ain't tryin ?) I listen to sports radio frequently and the sportscasters have come up with some pretty interesting penalties so far.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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I think that Mangini new it and wanted to get Belicheck caught by the NFL so he let it happen. On sports center today B said he has no other comments until the league made a decision so i think he is guilty. he aslo said that he wants to sit down and tell what his interpitation of the rule is. Thats guilt right there
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