BB Press Conference 2 PM Wed

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    In response to rkarp's comment:

    I was pulled off of the stadium this morning to get over to Fenway for the Pedey presser...Pedey news should be the lead on 6:00pm SC.

    I am out of the loop on the goings on at the stadium this afternoon...as of this morning, NFL Net has a very large contingent setting up...



    I get you work there, but why would a second baseman's contract extension lead the broadcast over BB's presser, especially if he actually says something? It's just another contract extension, not some unexpected development. 

     
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    ESPNBoston @ESPNBoston 7m

    Watch Bill Belichick's news conference (1:45)



       

       

                
     
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    bumped

     
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    AH is responsible for all he did or failed to do!! [as we all are] and should  tried and dispatched forthwith.

     
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    In response to russgriswold's comment:

     

    Again, as predicted, BB will make a statement, probably answer a few questions and that will clear out the Hernandez talk from here on out.

    His statement will acknowledge the Hernandez arrest and he'll also ease away letting the press know the organization only speaks in depth about current Patriots players.

    No player will field questions on the matter once camp officially opens on Thursday with them hitting the field on Fri.

    Much to the chagrin of RKrap and Company who somehow think they are owed more.

     

     

     

     

    OK, here's my prediction pre press conference:

     

    Bill will explain that in releasing "the Player" the organization simply did what they felt was in the best interests of the New England Patriots, and then Bill will essentially remind everyone that what AH has been arrested for is a "NON-FOOTBALL Issue" and that as such the organization will assist in the investigation however they are asked to, but as far as sharing what that is with the public AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. Then quickly move on and talk 2013 TEAM. He will not give ANY creedence to the assumption that AH not being with the team has anything to do with this season's team performance and that its simply "next man up!". The page has been turned. He will not talk about a gag order, nor will he acknowledge that there has been one issued. Bill will simply be Bill. No less, no more. This AH situation is insignificant to him, at least that's what everyone will feel when he is done..............Can't wait!!! 

     
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    Next question.....

    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe 1m

    This will be Belichick's view of the media pic.twitter.com/7qBlIYJG7Q

     

       

                
     
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    I have to miss this, darn it!  Cliff notes would be appreciated.

     

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    Patriots coach Bill Belichick expressed remorse in his first comments since Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder, saying Wednesday it was a “sad, sad day” and that he was “shocked and disappointed” that one of his players was connected to a situation like this.

    “Personally, I’m challenged by decisions that affect the team on a daily basis and I’m not perfect on that either, but I always try to do what I think is best for the football team,” he said.

    Belichick said his thoughts and prayers were with the family of the victim, Odin Lloyd, and that he extended his sympathy “to all of those who were impacted.”

    Like owner Robert Kraft said in his first comments on Hernandez earlier this month, Belichick said the team would examine the way it evaluates players. He added that the team does extensive research on a player’s family situation, where he grew up, his lifestyle, work ethic and maturity, among other things.

    “We’ll learn from this terrible experience,” Belichick said. “We’ll become a better team from the lessons that we’ve learned. We have so many players on this team that work hard, that do the right thing, that set a great example of being a professional and being a solid representative of this team and the community.”

    After making an opening statement, Belichick said he would not answer further questions on the matter.

    “I respect the judicial process and have been advised not to comment on ongoing legal proceedings and I am advising our players to do the same,” he said.


     

     
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    Really a great statement by Belichick.  He did a great job of acknowledging the Hernandez situation and then moving on.  Bring on camp!

     
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    Bill Belichick Press Conference Live: Aaron Hernandez Allegations ‘Sad Day’ for Patriots, Team Will ‘Move On’

     

    by Jen Slothower on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 1:30PM

     

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    Bill Belichick

    2:20 p.m.: Well, that’s it. After a turbulent few weeks and the last few hours of wondering what Patritos head coach Bill Belichick could really do in a situation like this, Belichick gave one of the most helpful press conferences he’s ever delivered.

     

    Belichick’s opening statement, which ran about seven minutes, was as open and forthcoming as they come. Belichick communicated the shock of his receiving the news and went over how the Patriots assess players, saying the team didn’t plan to adjust its approach but realized that it made some mistakes.

     

    Belichick made sure to start by expressing the gravity of the situation, acknowledging Odin Lloyd’s family. He reiterated later that this was much bigger than a football issue — “it’s real life.”

     

    While much of what Belichick said is what would be expected in a situation like this, he also showed some candor. He talked about being personally “disappointed and hurt” and calling it a “sad day” for the franchise.

     

    For those looking for Belichick’s reaction to all this, though, this is likely the only place to find it. Belichick also said again and again that he would not comment further on the case, calling it a “judicial process” and saying the Patriots need to move on. He didn’t refer to Hernandez by name after his initial mention, using “the player” instead throughout.

     

    That moving on, at least for Belichick, starts now.

     

    2:18 p.m.: 22 minutes long is the rough count from that press conference. Belichick cut it off mid-question.

     

    2:16 p.m.: Catching up on a few more key points: Belichick said the team knew nothing about previous allegations against Hernandez, including the double homicide investigation and Florida allegations. He gave a straight “no” when asked whether the Patriots had prior knowledge.

     

    He also provided a moment of levity when one reporter used the phrase “without being too specific” in a question.

     

    “I don’t think you need to worry about that,” Belichick said.

     

    Belichick was very forthcoming in his first statement but has made it clear since that he’s not interested in going to detail beyond what he provided. He reiterated that the Patriots want to move on and, while the team will take a second look at some of the ways it evaluates players, he doesn’t fault the team for not seeing this coming.

     

    He also mentioned that guns being a problem in the league has been a topic of discussion for decades.

     

    Belichick also said he considers his relationship with owner Robert Kraft still strong.

     

    2:12 p.m.: Belichick says he’s proud of most of the players who have come through the Patriots organization. He says it’s not going to be perfect, but he’s confident moving forward.

     

    2:09 p.m.: Belichick is pulling out some old cards, saying each decision is made on a “case-by-case” basis, and that decisions are made according to “what is best for the football team.”

     

    He again talked about the Patriots moving on. He’s not giving any specifics about personnel questions.

     

    “We had multiple players in, and we signed the player that we felt was best for our football team,” he said.

     

    2:07 p.m.: Belichick continues to take questions about how the team kept Hernandez around despite red flags.

     

    “We certainly talk to our players and our team about what’s expected,” Belichick said.

     

    When asked whether he had spoken to Hernandez, Belichick said again that he would not comment on players involved in ongoing legal investigations.

     

    2:04 p.m.: Belichick said the beginning of camp is a time when the Patriots generally reassess players, so he said the team will do as it usually does and assess players when the team opens camp this week.

     

    “We take it for what we feel like the value on it is,” Belichick said of how the team sifts through information.

     

    Belichick said that process won’t change, although he said it may be “modified” moving forward.

     

    2:02 p.m.: Belichick is offering some canned answers, but he reiterated that he was caught off-guard when he got the news while out of the country.

     

    He said the team is still assessing what to do going forward — he says the next draft is still a ways off.

     

    2:01 p.m.: Belichick says he respects the judicial process and that he isn’t going to make further comments. He says he thought he needed to address the situation, but he wants to let the process carry itself out. He said he and the team want to turn the focus toward football.

     

    “My comments are certainly not in proportion to the unfortunate and sad situation we have here,” he said.

     

    Belichick appeared to be rather forthcoming until he finished his statement. After that, he greeted the first two questions from reporters by saying he wouldn’t comment on people involved in the case but would rather leave that to “judicial process.”

     

    So, it looks like Belichick’s first statement is going to be the bulk of the meat from this one.

     

    1:58 p.m.: Belichick is talking about how the Patriots look through players’ pasts before bringing them into the organization. He said he and others use a process that, while “far from perfect,” has been what the team has used since he arrived.

     

    He said the team recognizes that players come from different backgrounds and have to overcome different challenges. He took responsibility as a coach and said such challenged are part of his job.

     

    “I always try to do what’s best for the football team,” he said.

     

    He says the Patriots don’t condone such behavior, and that the team cares what players do on and off the field. He said the team will look to learn from the situation.

     

    “This does not in any way represent how the New England Patriots” want to do things, he said. He said other players on the team show what the team stands for.

     

    “We try to look at every single situation on a case-by-case basis and try to do what’s best for the franchise,” he said.

     

    Belichick also gave some personal insight.

     

    “I’m personally disappointed and hurt in a situation like this,” he said.

     

    1:53 p.m.: Belichick calls it a “sad day” and extends his sympathy to the victim. He emphasizes this is about a young man’s life.

     

    He says he was out of the country when he got the news and that he was “shocked” to hear the news.

     

    “Having someone in your organization that’s involved in a murder investigation is a terrible thing,” he said.

     

    He said the Patriots acted “swiftly and decisively.”

     

    1:52 p.m.: Go time.

     

    1:49 p.m.: We’re waiting. Belichick is, for the record, four minutes late.

     

    1:42 p.m.: Any minute now. It looks a little busy at Gillette for this one.

     

    1:25 p.m.: Belichick’s time will come, but Aaron Hernandez’s day has already started. The former Patriots tight end was spotted showing up to Attleborough District Court.

     

    Follow that live blog here.

     

    1 p.m.: We’ll be bringing you some live streaming action as well once this gets underway.

     

    Find that here.

     

    11:30 a.m.: It would make sense for Bill Belichick to talk about Aaron Hernandez today, and it would be nice for him to shed some insight and satisfy everyone’s questions. But this is Belichick, and most people keeping an eye on today’s press conference aren’t optimistic.

     

    While Belichick could take a turn from how he usually discusses personnel topics, he probably isn’t going to talk about Hernandez’s past, how the team is feeling after the huge turn of events or how this has shocked Patriots supporters. Belichick will sometimes share personal thoughts months or years after the fact, but the situation is too fresh — and still very much in limbo — for the Patriots coach to talk about much more than what his team will be doing, which is Belichick’s usual style anyway.

     

    That expectation had some folks who cover the Patriots speculating — and poking fun — Wednesday morning as they looked ahead to Belichick’s press conference. Check out a sampling of what to expect this afternoon.

     
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    In response to ghostofjri37's comment:


    He will open up by reading a statement that is carefully put together by the teams attorneys. At the end of the statement he will inform the media that for many reasons he will not be answering any non football questions on this subject.

    The media will ask dozens of questions regarding this subject and he will refer every single inquiry to the statement.

    I don't beleive Kraft/lawyers want him answering any questions on AH regardless of if he wanted to or not.

    This will set the tone for how the players and everyone in the orginization handles the AH situation going forward. Just an opinion but any info on this situation will come from Kraft and only Kraft.

     



    Pretty much what you said here...

     
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    Bill did not BS.  He showed his humanity and took responsibility. When a reporter prefaced a question with "without getting too specific" Bill cracked "you don't have to worry about that" and grinned.  Not a surprise; Bill and the Pats are moving on.

     
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    In response to Bustchise's comment:

    Wow!  I'm shocked at BB's admissions today.  Although it was already clear that BB knew that A A Ron was a bad apple, for him to come right out and say that he knew about the murder allegations in FL and his gang affiliations was surprising, to say the least.  His follow up comments about his willingness to take chances on "bad guys" in order to win now while the nation was still buying into this fictional "Patriot Way" he masterminded was not what I expected at all.  

    Kudos to BB for actually coming out and speaking the truth.  I have a new found respect.



    What press conference did you watch?BB never said he knew anything abut murder allegations before all this came out.

     
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    Unacceptable.  I demand MORE!! 

     
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    I was quite surprised with BB today. He showed some patience, did not appear to fidget too much, and even smiled. We even saw a human side to BB today...something we usually never see. Obvioulsy he is muffled by the legal team, but he was more eloquent on the topic than I expected.

    We all assumed this unfolding story is bigger than BB, which it is, so I think we have to assume Goodell and the owners at some point announce steps the NFL is taking to rid us of the criminal element.

     

     
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    I thought BB handled it very well. I heard no admission regarding knowing about a murder??? I heard him acknowledge that Hernandez scored a 1 on maturity on his pre draft test but not more than that.

     

    It’s impossible to predict this type of human behavior.

     

    The Patriots really can’t say a whole lot. Hernandez is, by law, innocent until proven guilty. For the PATS to speak out and condemn Hernandez outright could give Hernandez’s legal team ammunition to claim pre-trial prejudice precluding any possibility of a fair trial.

     

    As stated it’s an active legal matter at this point and the PATS can’t comment on it in specific terms.

     
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    Pretty much what I expected.  Did we trade for Megatron yet?

     
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    In response to Getzo's comment:


    Pretty much what I expected.  Did we trade for Megatron yet?



    Yeah, we gave up Hernandez, Tebow and the Exxon Valdez. :)

     
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    I really appreciated BB's openess and humility. This sets a positve tone for moving on from this horrible event.

     
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    Pretty much what I expected.  Did we trade for Megatron yet?

     



    Yeah, we gave up Hernandez, Tebow and the Exxon Valdez. :)

     




    HA!  At least we kept Juan Valdez...

     
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    I'm sure BB is "shocked and disappointed."

    Hernandez was one of his boys.  He drafted him and brought him along the past few years as a professional football player. 

    He probably feels somewhat responsible.  I'm not sure that's the right word but I think this has to feel like a failure for him.  

    How do you feel when one of your own does something like AH did and you didn't see it?

     
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    I must confess that I did not expect this much from BB (and said so elsewhere).  That said, I think, all in all, he was forthcoming inasmuch as he could be and handled it quite well.  

     
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    I don't think BB feels "duped" but more like he got "burned."

     

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