The Patriot way is the league, with Kraft's encouragement and "support" having the refs put a petticoat on Thomasina and insulate him with an invisible fence. The League way is to destroy egregious evidence of cheating before the media can discover just how widespread it went - while penalizing the Cheatriots with in perspective to the crime, was little more than a slap on the wrist
Hell my own dolphins tampered with Shula to hire him and won two superbowls because of it. Imagine if the NFL had a real rule against tampering like if they find u tampered to hire a coach then the contract is voided.
NE broke a damn rule and were given penalties for it, not many of right mind think the only reason NE is good is because they video taped defensive play hand signals because still many years after they are still successful. I hate NE success paired with our recent ineptitude of 4 straight losing seasons but NE is a well run organization and thats the reason for their success. Maybe if we were not so stupid in 96 we would have hired Belichek as our DC and who knows what would have happened.
Member of the EIB club
We used to have a dolphin way well until Robbie got cheap and let 3 of our top players leave because he was lowballing them and then Shula forgot how to draft and although was still a great coach.
Now currently our dolphin way has been losing and not contending for championships. Hope Philben is the guy to change that.
I do believe Kraft had some inside info.
I also imagine feds said to be hands off and do not do anything ( such as release him ) until charges are filed. It would increase flight risk if Pats did something as a pre-emptive measure.They also essentially kicked him out of their facilities.
I'll be interested how the guarenteed money trial to Hernandez takes shape. I believe the Pats will fight for every penny.
Serves the pats right, The Pats were cocky and arrogant drafting him and now they have a cocky and arrogant ex-player who killed one or more human beings.