I still feel there's more coming in the Bellicheat "scandal"...it was all too tidy the way the NFL received and destroyed the materials from the Patriots. What else did they include? The gunman on the grassy knoll?
Anyway, in this age of salary caps and free agency, I am dubious about how the Patriots continue to put together winning teams. Yes, there's the team approach. And yes, they have arguably the best QB in the game today. But, teams rise and fade. And yet the Patriots haven't.
Couple that with Bellichicks failures in both Cleveland and New York, and you wonder how he suddenly got to be *that* good. There's only so much talent, and coaching can account for some things....just not this much.
And what of his proteges - Saban, Crennell, Weiss, and others who have much less success than he has. How is it possible?
The only conclusion I can come to is that he is, as a matter of fact, engaged in cheating on some level. Its the *only* explanation for this much success. Maybe Wade Phillips was right and it taints their superbowl wins - then again Bellicheat used that to his advantage crying foul and how the Patriots are soooo scrutinized and disrespected.
I hope that the truth comes out, and we learn what he has done. Its only fair for the sport. But, in the event I'm right, the NFL doesn't want *that* to happen. Its too scary to consider that one of their own was caught with their hand in the cookie jar.