Published May 19, 2008
NFL , Uncategorized
Tags: belichick, bob kraft, cheating, divorce, NFL, nixon, Patriots, Rams, spygatge, Super Bowl, watergate
Bob Ryan writes what he feels. I had a great talk with him at the Final Four about why it was a mistake for Boston College to leave the Big East for the ACC.
Well the longtime Boston Globe legend brings the heat and truth to why Bill Belichick is hated and why the organization will remain so as long has he is the head coach:
“The sports community now associates the Patriots with cheating. The three Super Bowl championships are, and forever will be, under suspicion. The thought will never go away.”
Ryan does a great job in crafting a piece of why Belichick does what he does:
The rest of the world only knows that Bill Belichick thought he was above the law.
What we have here is a football version of Watergate.
“Bill Belichick is Richard Nixon. Brilliant. Tormented. Paranoid. Controlling. Highly suspicious of the media.
Watergate was overkill. There was no need for it. Like, was Richard Nixon ever really in danger of losing the 1972 election to George McGovern? Spygate was likewise unnecessary. Belichick was, and is, a great football coach. Why did he not trust his own genius to win games honestly, especially after winning his first Super Bowl? Was he that obsessed with victory? Weren’t all those hours staring at tapes enough? Did he think he had a divine right to victory? Clearly, something was churning inside that head.”
Look you have to read this if you love football and good writing.
Published April 21, 2008
Cowboys , NFL
Tags: Aqib Talib, dallas cowboys, draft, Jerry Jones, mock draft, Monday Morning Quarterback, NFL, Patriots, Peter King, Pierre Thomas, Rashard Mendenhall, Roy Williams, Sport Illustrated
I love reading Peter King each Monday.
Even if he loves up the Patriots all the time. And I mean all the time.
He’s got his mock draft up. Here are his Cowboys 1st round picks:
22. Dallas. RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois. Jerry Jones is dancing in the draft room — he didn’t have to trade into the top of the draft for a back, and he ends up with a guy some in our business think is better and a lower risk than Darren McFadden. One question, though: Why couldn’t he beat out Pierre Thomas at Illinois two years ago?
28. Dallas. CB Aqib Talib, Kansas. If the Cowboys can get a veteran receiver in exchange for this pick — Roy Williamswould be the preference — they’ll jump at it. If not, they’ll solve the cornerback need and hope to get an experienced receiver this summer.
Now I see no way Mendenhall falls this far, but Steven Jackson fell to the Cowboys a few years ago and Parcells screwed up and traded out of the spot.
On Talib, I’m not sure if the Cowboys like some of his bad habits on the field.
Get your MMQB on!