posted at 8/30/2013 7:58 AM EDT
In response to UD6's comment:
I don't have any knowledge of this situation except for what has been stated on this board, and I have taken it as fact.
Regardless of how egregious or minute Borges' transgressions have been, the faithful here will denigrate him endlessly if only because he apparently (again - learned from the faithful here) has a jones for taking on Belichick.
Many here, due only to their fandom, castigate their naysayers while defending the transgressions of those they support.
I don't expect them ever to agree, but that doesn't mean the naysayers are wrong. It just means that some of the fans here haven't the ability to think even slightly objectively when it comes to their pats.
A perfect example is that one poster will constantly suggest that the pats are the model by which every other team operates, that the pats know more than any other team, but then ask how could the pats have known that Hernandez had serious issues. They believe, as Robert Kraft said, that Hernandez duped them.
Pretty hard to square those things.
As I noted in another thread, I don't begrudge the pats for handing Hernandez the contract they did. He was not arrested regardless of transgressions he may have been committing. He is an incredible talent. If the pats didn't sign him, some other team would have. I am willing to accept that the pats may have been caught in a "catch-22". I am not willing to accept that they were duped.
He was fired from for his so called "egregious" or "minute" "transgressions". So regardless what the faithful here think about his "transgressions" he is a plagerizer... sorry you can't change that fact.