The Texan trap
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Any way thanks for the great column keep up the good work!
-- Bernie, Boston, MA
A: Glenn, so far has made the effort to turn his life around. He can't play for Parcells forever, so he's got to learn to adapt to other coaches as well. The HD stuff is nowhere close to anything I know anything about.
Can the Pats win another Super Bowl?
-- PJ Jones, Newton
A: Yes. If they get by KC or Tenn. I think they can beat the NFC team.
With all the talk of Bill Belichick being a football genius it made me think of another football mind once referred to as an offensive genius...Norv Turner. Not looking so hot now. Does this term get over-used?
-- Brian Z., Arlington, MA
A: Oh yeah. It's too bad some of the credit given to Belichick can't be shifted a little toward Romeo Crennel. It's his defense.
I noticed that when you wrote about finding out if certain teams were legitimate; Patriots Mass For Stretch Run, 11/10/03; you did not mention the Cowboys, the Patriots next opponent. This lends me to believe that you are an obvious Patriot Homer and have no objectivity when writing about the NFL. I will be looking forward to reading what you have to say on Monday, 11/17/03.
-- John Packer, Fort Worth, TX
A: Must have been an oversight John.
Just got a look at the "alternative" jersey. Please send a note to management that they look lousy. (I don't like ANY of the jerseys that have the stripe along the torso) If they want something different go towards the old red, white and blue of yesteryear.
-- Paul Iannelli, Kennesaw, Ga
A: I second that Paul.
I think the key to the Patriots' success has been stability in the front office and the coaching staff. One of the potential problems, though, is that Scott Pioli does not have the title of GM. With Pats' success in the 2003 draft, I think it's only a matter of time before he's offered a GM position. Is he able to leave at any time to take a promotion elsewhere, like assistant coaches?
-- Phil Audet, Austin TX
A: I think he would be able to move on, yes. It's not so much a question of whether he was given the title, it's a question of whether he was given the money. Look, even if the Patriots gave him the GM title, he wouldn't be in charge. Belichick is the head of the organization. Pioli was signed to a new deal last year. At some point, if you want to spread your wings, you have to leave. Why are we assuming he wants to leave? Continued...