Re: Dick Vermeil on SpyGate.
posted at 2/4/2011 9:19 AM EST
In Response to Re: Dick Vermeil on SpyGate.
In Response to Re: Dick Vermeil on SpyGate. : Because JintsFan , just b/c your Both a Fan of a team & a logical Fan himself, that takes accountability for your successes &/or failures, it doesn't mean everyon else is...sorry. And so, it never goes away, NEVER goes away... Did it go away when Pennsylvania Senator, Arlen Specter told reporters the "Spygate" case against the New England Patriots involved four games against the Steelers, including two AFC championship games. Specter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "I think Steelers fans have a lot to be concerned about this and I'm one of them...maybe Steelers ownership should think about it a little,"? And then Two days later, Steelers chairman Dan Rooney rebuffed Specter, stating that "We consider the tapes of our coaching staff during our games against the New England Patriots to be a non-issue. In our opinion, they had no impact on the results of those games...telling Specter that we essentially don't need him as an excuse & ta just get an f'n life (or job)? No... Did it go away when sc#m reporter John Tomase broke the story the day before the Patriots' appearance in Super Bowl XLII, the Boston Herald reported, citing an unnamed source, that a member of the Patriots video staff (Matt Walsh) videotaped the St. Louis Rams' Saturday walkthrough prior to Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome ? No... And did it go away when On February 15, 2008, former Rams safety Willie Gary filed a $100 million lawsuit in a New Orleans, Louisiana United States district court against the Patriots, Belichick, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft seeking compensation for the Rams' Super Bowl XXXVI loss in light of the allegations? [ 41 ] Except that The lawsuit was withdrawn on March 10, 2008, after Gary's lawyers called securing testimony from Walsh regarding his possible knowledge of the allegation an "exercise in futility." And did it go away after Matt Walsh FINALLY met with Roger Goodell & they signed an indemnity agreement, which meant Walsh wouldn't be punished for his actions...? Walsh then summarily told Goodell that told Goodell in the meeting that there was no tape of the Rams' walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI, that nobody asked Walsh to tape it, and that Walsh was not aware of anyone else who had taped it (that's pretty good evidence, right?). Walsh also told Goodell during the morning interview that the Patriots had, against league rules, used a player on injured reserve during a practice in 2001, and that Walsh had scalped Super Bowl tickets for certain players also during that time. [ 12 ] While Goodell said that the use of the injured reserve player in a practice would normally result in a team fine, he would not levy additional fines against the team or Belichick after issuing $750,000 worth in fines collectively after the initial incident in September 2007. [ 12 ] Walsh also told Goodell he was not aware of the Patriots bugging locker rooms, manipulating communications systems or crowd noise, or placing microphones on players to record signals or audibles; all were allegations made against the Patriots at one point or another. Did it go away then...? No. And did it go away when Further, Walsh revealed to Goodell that the tapes of the signals stayed with Walsh throughout the game, were not processed during halftime, and were given to Patriots Football Research Director Ernie Adams after the game? [ 53 ] Goodell, who acknowledged in September 2007 that the tapes gave the Patriots no competitive advantage while the game was underway, [ 20 ] reiterated the fact that the tapes were not processed during halftime in his post-meeting press conference, but said he had never accepted Belichick's interpretation of the rules as not prohibiting tapes that are not used within the same game... No. Did it go away when Walsh & Specter met, and then Specter & Goodell, and then we never heard from Arlen Specter again (Specter realizing that all his brash talk was, umm- Laughable, in light of zero actual credibility)? No... When The Herald apoligized for their misstory on Matt Walsh? No... When NE was fined, AND Belichick was fined, AND New England lost a 1st rd Draft Pick? No.... And Is it gonna go away now? You know.
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium
For the commissioner to take away a first round pick and still be talking about it 4 years later, Walsh had to of said something during that meeting, rather than there was no tape, nobody told me to do it, etc, etc. Either that or the commissioner really is a terrible, dumb, ignorant moron (which he may be).
I love Vermeil, I thought he was a tremendous coach that would attack your weaknesses and cover up his (like Belichick). When he says he has seen far worse in the NFL than spygate, it makes you wonder what it was...throwing games? Stealing playbooks? Leaving bags of cash to players? Steroids? Tampering? I'm sure it all happens and unfortunately we got caught for something that is small by comparison.
We win another Super Bowl and it goes way a little bit. We win two and maybe it disappears.