Throughout this whole Spygate thing, it seems that Belichick and the Patriots have worked hard to play the innocent “oh, we weren’t aware of that rule” angle. But one thing I was thinking about this morning is the fact that it’s not as though Belichick jumped into the head coaching position for New England from nowhere. He was a head coach before in Cleveland and he has years of NFL experience as an assistant coach. He apparently started this taping from day one in New England which I think naturally begs the question: was he taping in Cleveland too? For someone who has been around the NFL as long as he has, it just doesn’t hold up when they say “we weren’t aware of that”. It just doesn’t hold up. Mike Martz, according to ESPN radio this morning, is hot about this whole thing and apparently a Rams player is suing the Patriots for taping the walk through because if the Rams would have won that Super Bowl, the player would have earned a higher bonus. Some think he actually has a good case.
If I’m Kraft, I’d strongly consider firing Belichick – this situation certainly can’t get any better.