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  • #135547

    NASCL
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    I figure we’ll start it fresh on Super Bowl weekend.

    Turns out the guy on the hood was actually calling his bookie.

    #135549

    02062
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    Boston.Com has no Mindy Kaling updates today but does have an “what experts were saying” from when BB was hired.

    Some beauties:

    Ted Sarandis:  “Parcells snookered Bob Kraft again.  This guy has a worse record than Pete Carroll.  What kind of coach is he when the players want him?  The inmates are running the asylum.  I wouldn’t hire Belichick to run a Burger King.”

    Butch Stearns:  “I still think Tom Donahoe is the key.  The Patriots need a football guy to run the team.  We know Belichick is a good coach, but is he a leader?  Coaches comes and go, but you need someone to run the organization.”

    Karen Guregian:  “Football coaches worth surrendering first-round draft picks for:  Vince Lombardi.  George Halas.  Paul Brown.  Bill Parcells.  Joe Gibbs.  Don Shula.  Chuck Noll.  Tom Landry, Bill Walsh.  Sorry folks.  Bill Belichick does not fit the mold.  He is not in that coaching stratosphere.  Not in my book, anyway.  … We just don’t have any evidence Belichick is that caliber of coach.  He has yet to prove his mettle.  He hasn’t won a darn thing as a head coach.  And that’s the point”

    Steve Buckley:  “Its not just that the Browns fell apart during Belichick’s last year on the shores of Lake Erie; it’s that Belichick, during that last season, developed a bunker mentality and allowed few people, if anyone, to get close to him.  Making with the ha-ha-ha with a bunch of sportswriters during those midweek pressers is not going to make Belichick a better coach.  Nor will it make the Patriots a better team.  But if Belichick can learn to chill a little, to laugh at himself, to see the world as something more than a great big ol’ Football field, the betting  here is that he’ll sleep better at night.  And if he sleeps better at night, he’ll be better equipped for the day-to-day rigors of coaching a National Football League team.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #135550

    Humphrey
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    You mean Nick didn’t bring up Tom Donahoe, who ended up being the JP Ricciardi of Nick’s tenure covering the Pats?

    Oh, by the way, how controversial that the Yanks let someone wear 0!   What an affront to the game!   What about having guys wearing 91 and 90; aren’t those reserved for defensive linemen?

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    #135551

    jforb
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    Boston.Com has no Mindy Kaling updates today but does have an “what experts were saying” from when BB was hired.

    Look again

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    #135552

    Claude45
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    Buckley recommending the solution to Belichick being a better coach is cozying up to the media pays $2.10. He is now and always has been an arrogant, useless douchebag.

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    #135553

    Canadian Soldier
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    The groupthink in that gaggle of media is staggering. Buckley was the most revealing, of course: if Bill weren’t so darned mean to the press, everything would be different. And no mention of the impact that Art Modell had on that disastrous 1995 Browns’ season makes that whole point intellectually dishonest. My dim memory of it all was that Saint Willie, of all people, had a positive take on the hiring and that, in the three or so years he lived to cover the Belichick regime, he was pretty much right down the middle in his columns and commentary on radio forums like the Bill Parcells Show and on Sean’s afternoon talker on 1510 the Zone.

    Sarandis, great judge of coaching character, is a real beaut, too. That guy would have handed the keys to the kingdom and the nuclear codes to Rick Pitino …

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    #135554

    02062
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    It’s almost as if Peter has no NFL watching experience at all.

    “It is disconcerting that Goodell, who entered the league as a PR intern three-and-a-half decades ago, has been so weak-kneed in hiding from the onslaught of this controversy. “

    Arrogance?  Hubris?  Both?

    “Goodell has a new high-powered PR team around him, but he’s never been one to take much advice in how to respond to public crises. That frustrated some of his now departed PR appointees, who found that he listened to their advice but usually did what he wanted regardless.”

    Ben Watson, victim.

    “On the flip side, I struggled while I was there, mentally, because of the way Coach Belichick coaches. It’s so demanding.”

    Which is it Ben?

    “I look back with mixed feelings on New England, but a lot of gratitude.”

     

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    #135555

    InThisTown
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    Waaaahh he’s so demanding.

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    #135556

    Suzy
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    Buckley recommending the solution to Belichick being a better coach is cozying up to the media pays $2.10. He is now and always has been an arrogant, useless douchebag.

    There are no words. God, what an asshole.

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    #135557

    Nick B
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    Buckley recommending the solution to Belichick being a better coach is cozying up to the media pays $2.10. He is now and always has been an arrogant, useless douchebag.

    speaking of useless douche bags, what was the take from Shank and the PMOW on this?

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    #135558

    Claude45
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    Ben Watson has made over $32 million in his career just in salary/bonus according to Sporttrac. Including over $7 million with the Pats.

    He could’ve had a much less demanding job if he was willing to walk away from some cash. The nerve to pay someone millions of dollars and demand effort!

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    #135559

    NASCL
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    Consider him exposed and squashed.

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    #135560

    Yahtzee
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    It’s almost as if Peter has no NFL watching experience at all.

    “It is disconcerting that Goodell, who entered the league as a PR intern three-and-a-half decades ago, has been so weak-kneed in hiding from the onslaught of this controversy. “

    What is the situation that Goodell has handled best in his career? Is there one to point to?

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    #135561

    02062
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    It’s almost as if Peter has no NFL watching experience at all.

    “It is disconcerting that Goodell, who entered the league as a PR intern three-and-a-half decades ago, has been so weak-kneed in hiding from the onslaught of this controversy. “

    What is the situation that Goodell has handled best in his career? Is there one to point to?

    Having chili with Peter?

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    #135562

    RedSeat
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    Buckley recommending the solution to Belichick being a better coach is cozying up to the media pays $2.10. He is now and always has been an arrogant, useless douchebag.

    There are no words. God, what an asshole.

    No, I think you found the right words.

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    #135564

    Suzy
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    Buckley recommending the solution to Belichick being a better coach is cozying up to the media pays $2.10. He is now and always has been an arrogant, useless douchebag.

    There are no words. God, what an asshole.

    No, I think you found the right words.

    :lol:

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    #135565

    02062
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    #135566

    Fred West Lynn
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    All you need to know:

    A look at the Globe’s game plan for covering the Super Bowl

    The goal is to come up with engaging stories and smart commentary — all without duplicating storylines we might have covered before.

    Followed by:

    DAN SHAUGHNESSY

    //c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-26097.jpgSuper Bowl coaching matchup is a clash of generations

    Bill Belichick is literally twice as old as his counterpart with the Rams, Sean

     

     

     

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    #135567

    Claude45
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    On Buckley, I’m sure I mentioned it on here before but I’ve got time to kill sitting on a useless conference call and I like to remind people that he’s a gigantic asshole.

    Buck was on with Mikey Adams one night. Miley was setting up the topics at the top of the show. Papelbon was on fire and his ERA was something crazy, it was well under 1.0. Mikey is going through topics and says “Papelbon’s ERA can’t get any lower….” Buck pipes up “whoa, whoa, whoa..hold on there. His ERA is not zero, it can go lower.” Buck had a real edge. Mikey responds with he didn’t mean literally, blah, blah. Buck is incredibly nasty and won’t let it go. It becomes a couple of minutes of Buck chastising Mikey for a throw away line. He just keeps jumping all over Adams.

    Long story short, I actually felt bad for Mikey when he dejectedly had to give in to move the show along. Buck is an asshole.

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    #135568

    chicowalker
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    Wayne Newton vs. Wayne’s World

    I mean…maybe use lil’ Wayne? Wayne’s World came out when Sean mcVay was 7, and the skit on SNL probably debuted when he was a toddler. Dana Carvey is 3 years younger than BB.

    #135569

    Lebron
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    Bill sent a note to Dungy after Dungy’s kid died and stood up for Dungy when he got upset about the sponsor stuff and volunteered to give part of his salary to the league if it meant not having to do sponsor stuff that was objectionable?  That can’t be right.

    #135570

    Yahtzee
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    Wayne Newton vs. Wayne’s World

    I mean…maybe use lil’ Wayne? Wayne’s World came out when Sean mcVay was 7, and the skit on SNL probably debuted when he was a toddler. Dana Carvey is 3 years younger than BB.

    He didn’t, did he?

    #135571

    Lebron
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    Patriots are paying for Josh Gordon’s treatment?  That can’t be right.

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    #135572

    jforb
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    Bill sent a note to Dungy after Dungy’s kid died and stood up for Dungy when he got upset about the sponsor stuff and volunteered to give part of his salary to the league if it meant not having to do sponsor stuff that was objectionable? That can’t be right.

    Yet I know Dungy never did anything for Bill because it would have been covered by everyone to show what a great guy he is.

    #135573

    Coma
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    Patriots are paying for Josh Gordon’s treatment? That can’t be right.

    They’ll never make payroll now!

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