Re: Spygate or Saints worse
posted at 3/5/2012 6:52 PM EST
In Response to Re: Spygate or Saints worse
In Response to Re: Spygate or Saints worse : Oh my - and I am biased? Belichick looks for more loopholes than the accountant for the mob. That bothers me, because rules aren't put in place to just find ways around them. That said, I am not naive enough to think that it doesn't happen daily. so, I give him credit where credit is due. But where spygate is concerned, he took his "interpretations" too far. As you correctly noted, if Belichick were to take his case to court, he'd win, but the NFL is not a court. His actions as it related to taping were egregious. This wasn't telling McGinest to take a dive to slow down the colts or telling his db's to manhandle colts receivers until a penalty was called. These were actions taking place outside the sidelines of the game. I am more than certain that Belichick understood the rules and their intent, but bet on the fact that he could beat them through semantics. This isn't the US district court. Its my contention that Belichick knew what he was trying to get away with and thought he was smart enough to explain his way out of it. It backfired on him. As I said, I am speculating (you've done it yourself) about whether or not he was warned. We don't know, but we do know that other teams have said they caught him at it. Whether or not those incidents were brought to the league, I don't know, but if they were, I would think the pats were contacted about it. You'll never get me to believe that Belichick isn't constantly looking for an opportunity to exploit a loophole (perceived or not) to his advantage. Too much of his exposed history tells us that much. Logic indeed.
Posted by UD6
I never said he didn't use a loophole. It was there and he exploited it and obviously thought he was in the right until Goodell told him he wasn't.
Whether he was right or wrong, is also debatable but Godell was the judge and jury in this case and we all know how that ended.
Just don't understand how it was ignored for years if it was so despicable. Don't understand why all the coaches caught on tape waving, didn't scream to high heaven if so despicable.
Then again I don't understand how Welker was allowed to wear his hat for 16 games and then without so much as a warning, suddenly fined, either.
I also saw Tim Tebow with an un authorised hat during a play-off press conference, but as expected......NO fine.
Someone's biased but it's not me.