'Belichick's endlessly grinding motivation mill'
thinks Roger Goodell has created a monster that could go undefeated. ... I liked Charles' slap at Goodell, son of former Sen. Charles Goodell:
So, here's his kid, Roger, conducting himself in such a way that he probably should be standing on a balcony somewhere, his medals gleaming in the tropical sun. No wonder Nixon lusted after the job of the commissioner of the National Football League. Everything about the position would appeal to him.
And Charles thinks Goodell made the right decision in the Belichick affair. ... P.S. -- How did Fox get the Camera-gate film
? Just asking. ... P.S.P.S. -- The latter link has an interesting line: "The Patriots could synchronize the spy tape with coaching tape, decode the signals, then use them against their divisional rival in a future game, Glazer noted." ... Is that what Belichick meant when he talked about misinterpreting rules? Could it be the tapes weren't used for same-game purposes? ... P.S.P.S.P.S. -- Too bad this 'Mangini Risks Fury of Scorned Hoodie'
piece is still behind TimesSelect (at least until midnight). But there are ways around it
That sin has left Mangini toxic to some team executives. After all, would you trust him? Is there anyone — a player, assistant, general manager, owner or mascot — that he wouldn’t betray in a pinch?
You want more? You got more:
The matter has revealed more about Mangini than Belichick. Already, Mangini was known for attempting to raid the Patriots’ cupboards upon his exit in January 2006. He slithered around Foxborough as if he were pilfering Whoville, trying to lift players, assistants and secretaries.
He wanted everything but the picture hooks on the walls. He also wanted to claim Belichick’s mind as his own intellectual property.
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