|“When I go and spend time with them at practice, I always walk away going, ‘Well, I know why they win,’ ” Simms says. “When I go to another team, I go, ‘Uh, that’s why they are where they are, looking for another coach every third year and never winning a lot of games.’ ”|
|And how silly was DelfateGate? The Pats have played in 3 SBs since (won 2) and continue to have some of the lowest turnover margins in the NFL. Just another bullsh-t stroy whipped up by many in the league sick with jealousy.|
| In comment 14283668 Jimmy Googs said:
If you aren't cheating, you aren't trying...
I find so much of the "-gates" associated with the Patriots to be such red-herrings.
Jimmy Johnson, on SpyGate, said he did exactly what Belichick did with taping signals. And added that almost every team - at least those who care about trying to win - do the same thing. Interesting, too, how it was Eric "the rate" Magini coming forward to tattle-tale on BB.
I've watched that Rams-Pats SB in 2002 probably a dozen times. The Pats didn't win because they knew the Rams plays by spying on them in New Orleans. The won because they tackled superbly on D, the Rams receivers had some key drops (and some of that because the Pats were beating the hell out of the receivers), the got great pressure on Warner, who, btw, was playing with a very badly injured thumb that clearly impacted his throws, and they had familiarity from playing them earlier that year at Foxboro (where they only lost 24-17, and beat the piss out of Warner).
But because the Rams failed to repeat and couldn't get it done against the long-shot, upstart Patriots, this myth is created as an excuse.
The Eagles tried the same non-sense, too, a few years later. Perhaps if Reid didn't get obsessed with the pass, it could have been a different story. McNabb throw 50+ times, and in a fairly tight game...
And how silly was DelfateGate? The Pats have played in 3 SBs since (won 2) and continue to have some of the lowest turnover margins in the NFL. Just another bullsh-t stroy whipped up by many in the league sick with jealousy.
| The NE Patriots have only drafted twice in the top ten of the draft for the past two decades. In five of those years, the Patriots did not have a first round pick at all.
Yet, we think life hinges on getting the best value of the 6th pick in the draft or we are doomed for years, sigh.