Former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien says that the ball thrown to Wes Welker in the closing minutes of the Super Bowl that led to the Giants game-winning drive was "not a drop."I agree. "Drop" is harsh. Failed to make a difficult catch? I think that's more accurate. Yahoo's Les Carpenter does a nice job explaining the personality of Gregg Williams that helped contribute to his putting together a knockout pool for his players in various locales. Gregg Williams looks a little matronly to me. A writer says the bounty thing is no big deal because NFL players make a lot of money. And says so-called "Spygate" was worse. Let's see if this hypothetical makes sense. If, in Major League Baseball, a team was pinched for taping catcher's signs instead of just stealing them from second base and tipping pitches, would that be worse than a coaching staff paying pitchers to hit an opponent in the wrist with a pitch? Terrell Suggs dropped the "B-word" back in 2008 then backstroked out of the issue when the poop hit the fan. Finally, never saw this before. If you're a football fan and want to know how the Patriots could have been so stupid to have taped sideline signals, read this. I learned things.
The injury ravaged Patriots can no longer crush opponents as they routinely did earlier in the year. And yet they still find ways to win.