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    Curtis: Belichick’s Arrogance Once Again Leaves Brady Short-Hande

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    BOSTON (CBS) – It is finally time to put away the kid gloves when discussing the off-field decisions of Bill Belichick.

    His effort to appear smarter than his peers has once again left the best player he will ever coach short-handed.

    Need I remind anyone who “The Hooded One” was when he had the likes of Drew Bledsoe and Bernie Kosar as his quarterback? He was a 41-57 coach, already fired once and on his way to being fired again. So one would think that he would treat the man who has helped make him a Hall of Famer with a little bit more respect.

    Belichick arrived in New England by way of a tumultuous ending in East Rutherford with the Jets, but today sits atop the coaching landscape along side the likes of Shula, Lombardi and his idol Paul Brown thanks to the 199th overall pick in the 2000 draft.

    Think of all Tom Brady has done for Bill Belichick. He’s done everything that has been asked of him for the past 15 years; pay cut after pay cut, restructure after restructure. It’s been team first, ego second.

    How is he rewarded?

    He is rewarded by a disingenuous head coach who creates a false need for cap space by “outsmarting” his contemporaries and occupying his roster with 10 dimes instead of a dollar bill. The fact is that the team gets into pissing matches with great players for no reason other than to assert its own power over the superstars.

    There is no reason that Richard Seymour should have been traded for a future first-round pick to Oakland. Deion Branch should have been a career Patriot, and Mike Vrabel should have never been packaged as part of the Matt Cassel trade to Kansas City.

    The last time Brady re-did his deal to benefit the team was in the offseason of 2005, when Bill surrounded him with one flotsam after another jetsam at wide receiver. Somehow, Brady was able to have the greatest season by the best QB I have ever seen, leading a collection of Reche Calldwells and Jabar Gaffneys to a three-score lead in the AFC Championship Game in Indianapolis. If Branch had never been shipped to Seattle earlier that year, the Patriots would have, without a doubt, won their fourth Super Bowl.

    Brady’s biggest hurdle during his time in New England has been his ability to work new receivers into the diverse offensive scheme. Tom came into the league with the greatest possession receiver of all time in Troy Brown, was then was able to work with Branch, and the torch was passed to Wes Welker in 2007.

    So, one would assume that the brilliant head coach would surround Brady with as many talented players who have the understanding of said offense in order to capitalize on the waning days of Brady’s career.

    Nope.

    Over just $2 million — after Brady restructured and extended his contract — “The Man Who Invented Football” decided to allow Tom’s top target to go to Denver and play for the one quarterback Brady will always be judged against. Instead of bringing back Welker, the man who thrived in this system to catch the most passes in the NFL over the last six years, Belichick brought in the injury-prone Danny Amendola.

    “The Hooded One” has to know he only has two more peak years of the greatest QB of his generation, so logic would dictate that you would do whatever you can to surround Brady with the best collection of receivers in order to claim another Lombardi Trophy and erase the stain of Spygate.

    But that is not the case. Bill seemingly is keener on winning at the negotiating table in March than on the first Sunday in February.

    Chris Curtis is the producer of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s The Adam Jones Show. Follow him on Twitter @_ChrisCurtis.

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    Belli has kept the pats at the top of the heap for years by doing this and brady will forget about welker after about 3 games.

    Ask jet fans about keeping vet fav's out of loyalty after they have proven they are liabilities.

    Eric Smith, Leonard, Pace, Thomas, Scott, hell even sanchez was coddled each year. The pats and Belli are consistent for the most part in getting rid of players a year early rather than a year late.

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    Watch them land Greg Jennings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    Belli has kept the pats at the top of the heap for years by doing this and brady will forget about welker after about 3 games.

    Ask jet fans about keeping vet fav's out of loyalty after they have proven they are liabilities.

    Eric Smith, Leonard, Pace, Thomas, Scott, hell even sanchez was coddled each year. The pats and Belli are consistent for the most part in getting rid of players a year early rather than a year late.
    What you say has a lot of truth, but that still doesn't soothe the hurt that *Pats fans are feeling. They feel like Brady was the good soldier and Belly effed him over. I hate to say it, but the talk/cryin'/whinin' that's comin' out of beantown is similar to the way we act with our Jets. lololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    Watch them land Greg Jennings.
    Fukc me!

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    watch Denver beat them in afc championship game on a welker td ha.. Denver should get in play for revis.. if it wasn for terrible db play end of the game they go on to superbowl last yr.. Revis is perfect for them..

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    "Chris Curtis" must be one of Peter King's pen names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFCEastFan View Post
    "Chris Curtis" must be one of Peter King's pen names.
    You reminded me about this site. Pretty funny. Too bad I can't post my "pr0n" name here. lol

    http://pr0nname.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    You reminded me about this site. Pretty funny. Too bad I can't post my "pr0n" name here. lol

    http://pr0nname.com/
    Need to check that site out when I am away from work.

    Hopefully, for the health and safety of the pron-watching community, Peter King is not an "actor". But if he were, I think "King Peter" would be a good stage name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    Belli has kept the pats at the top of the heap for years by doing this and brady will forget about welker after about 3 games.

    Ask jet fans about keeping vet fav's out of loyalty after they have proven they are liabilities.

    Eric Smith, Leonard, Pace, Thomas, Scott, hell even sanchez was coddled each year. The pats and Belli are consistent for the most part in getting rid of players a year early rather than a year late.
    Exactly.

    BB has done the same thing with Lawyer Malloy, Ty Law, Willie McGinst, Richard Seymour, Adam Vinetieri and the list goes on and on.

    It's no big deal at all with Welker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeyer52 View Post
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    BOSTON (CBS) – It is finally time to put away the kid gloves when discussing the off-field decisions of Bill Belichick.

    His effort to appear smarter than his peers has once again left the best player he will ever coach short-handed.

    Need I remind anyone who “The Hooded One” was when he had the likes of Drew Bledsoe and Bernie Kosar as his quarterback? He was a 41-57 coach, already fired once and on his way to being fired again.

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    The Pats don't make optimal personnel decisions, they are not some god-like organization. This is a pretty well-known fact. But for every miss, they often produce hits, which keeps them going. Does anyone honestly think the Pats' offense won't be elite next season? They might even invest more into the defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    Exactly.

    BB has done the same thing with Lawyer Malloy, Ty Law, Willie McGinst, Richard Seymour, Adam Vinetieri and the list goes on and on.

    It's no big deal at all with Welker.
    You still don't get it do you? Maybe your weird Jets fetish gets in the way of your devotion to the Patriots. But the point is that since he started doing it they haven't been winning super bowls. (They last won in 2004. Law was let go in 2005, Mcginnest in 2006, Seymour in 2008).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    Exactly.

    BB has done the same thing with Lawyer Malloy, Ty Law, Willie McGinst, Richard Seymour, Adam Vinetieri and the list goes on and on.

    It's no big deal at all with Welker.
    You haven't heard the cries in New England, have you? We have a chowd sports talk guy (Nick Cattles) here (came down last august) and he tells us what goes on up there. I don't think he's too happy about it.

    I didn't think I would like him, him being a chowd and all, but he's pretty fair minded. Much better than his st. louis homer predecessor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chester
    You reminded me about this site. Pretty funny. Too bad I can't post my "pr0n" name here. lol

    http://pr0nname.com/

    Hunk Hornball, at your service.

    Ladies only, please.


    Hold on; just changed it to "Uncle Kielbasa".
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Hunk Hornball, at your service.

    Ladies only, please.
    LOL, I'm having to supress my guffaw here at work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    Exactly.

    BB has done the same thing with Lawyer Malloy, Ty Law, Willie McGinst, Richard Seymour, Adam Vinetieri and the list goes on and on.

    It's no big deal at all with Welker.
    The rebuilding will begin after Beli and Brady leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revischrist View Post
    You still don't get it do you? Maybe your weird Jets fetish gets in the way of your devotion to the Patriots. But the point is that since he started doing it they haven't been winning super bowls. (They last won in 2004. Law was let go in 2005, Mcginnest in 2006, Seymour in 2008).
    So if the Pats don't win the Super Bowl every single year, BB is not a smart HC?

    No team in the history of the NFL has won more regular season and playoff games than the Pats have over the last 12 year period.

    Not to mention 3 Super Bowl titles as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revischrist View Post
    You still don't get it do you? Maybe your weird Jets fetish gets in the way of your devotion to the Patriots. But the point is that since he started doing it they haven't been winning super bowls. (They last won in 2004. Law was let go in 2005, Mcginnest in 2006, Seymour in 2008).
    If that is the point, then it is invalid. Lawyer Milloy was released prior to the 2003 season amid great fanfare and criticism. And the Pats went on to win two consecutive SB's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    So if the Pats don't win the Super Bowl every single year, BB is not a smart HC?

    No team in the history of the NFL has won more regular season and playoff games than the Pats have over the last 12 year period.

    Not to mention 3 Super Bowl titles as well.
    That's all fine and dandy but the Pats haven't won a Super Bowl in a really long time. That time has passed.

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