NFL not shocked by cheater Patriots
Belichick, who said he misinterpreted the rule, apologized in a written dating to ), breaking the mark of 18 the Patriots established during. Patriots coach Bill Belichick apologized Wednesday for the commotion surrounding his rules that ban videotaping of the opposing sideline. Mr. Goodell has said that Patriots Coach Bill Belichick admitted to misinterpreting league rules on videotaping, which probably dates to the.
Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including the possibility of docking the Patriots "multiple draft picks" because it is the competitive violation in the wake of a stern warning to all teams since he became commissioner, the sources said. The Patriots have been suspected in previous incidents.
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You look back in the past, and we played them in the championship games, and you kind of wonder. It seemed like they were a step ahead of us at all times, but those games are behind us.
There's nothing we can do about it. You just look forward and see what the commissioner will do. Everybody clearly understands the rules. The competition committee's responsibility is to protect the integrity of the game. With technology the way it is right now, things could get out of hand in a matter of weeks if we don't protect the integrity of the game.
Asked if he had any knowledge of such shenanigans while he was in New England, he followed the form of his mentor. Quarterback Tom Brady threw 50 touchdown passes, topping Peyton Manning's record of 49 inand wide receiver Randy Moss, whom Belichick imported in a draft-day deal, hauled in 23 TD receptions, eclipsing Jerry Rice's record of 22, set during the strike-shortened season.
Belichick remains unbeaten
There was some question whether voters, which consist of a nationwide panel of media members who cover the NFL, would punish Belichick for what has become known as Spygate, but his coaching acumen and football brilliance have never been in question. By becoming the first coach since Don Shula in '72 to lead his team to an undefeated regular season, the coach presented an overwhelming case for the award.
His players never wavered in their support. He's the best coach that ever coached the game, but that's to me.
Whether he gets the award or not, who cares? It's all about winning games. Before taking the podium, he scrawled a resignation note on a napkin that read, in its entirety, "I resign as HC of the NYJ.
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UntilBelichick split many of the duties normally held by a general manager on other clubs with player personnel director Scott Piolithough Belichick had the final say on football matters. The Patriots went 5—11 in the regular season and missed the playoffs. To date, this is Belichick's only losing season with the Patriots, and also the only year in which Tom Brady did not start at quarterback in any regular season games.
However, Belichick won 11 games with Matt Cassel in after Brady suffered a season-ending injury in week 1. Louis Rams ' offense, which had averaged 31 points during the season, to 17 points, and the Patriots won on a last second field goal by Adam Vinatieri.
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In the final week of the regular season the Patriots avenged their loss to the Bills by the same 31—0 score. Inthe Patriots once again finished with a 14—2 record, and they defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round.Robert Kraft interview on Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and NFL rule changes - SportsCenter - ESPN
Only two other teams in professional football have recorded a perfect season—the Cleveland Browns 14—0 of the then All-America Football Conference and the Calgary Stampeders 12—0 of the Canadian Football League. No team in the former American Football League had a perfect season. In the Patriots' season-opener against the Kansas City Chiefsquarterback Tom Brady suffered a season-ending injury in the first quarter.
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However, with a win in week 2, the Patriots broke their own record for regular season wins in a row with 21 — After losing over a dozen players to the injured reserve list, including Rodney HarrisonAdalius Thomasand Laurence Maroneythe Patriots still managed their league-leading eighth consecutive season with a winning record, going 11—5.
Inwith a fully healthy Tom Brady back as the starting quarterback, Belichick was able to guide the Patriots to yet another AFC East division title with a record. To replace them, the Patriots signed Danny Amendola in free agency, drafted rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce, and signed undrafted rookie free agent Kenbrell Thompkins.
The team ended the season with a 12—4 record, winning the AFC East and securing a playoff berth and a first-round bye, seeding second in the AFC standings. Belichick with President Obama and Robert Kraft In the season, Belichick's Patriots recorded a 12—4 record for the fourth straight season.