A couple of interesting Patriot

A couple of interesting Patriot bits from the national scene. Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News says the Pats might be the only team capable of creating a dynasty in the Salary Cap NFL. Damon Hack of the New York Times has an article today entitled “No-Nonsense Belichick Attracts No-Nonsense Players.” A look at how Bill Belichick goes about the business of football.

I originally had some commentary here in which I suggested that a certain section of Nick Cafardo’s NFL notes today contained a shot against Bill Belichick. (The Globe sports pages seem to be offline as of this writing) The section contrasted Belichick’s record as an assistant and as a head coach. I didn’t see the need for it, and called it a cheap shot against the coach. Perhaps I read too much into it. You can be the judge and decide for yourself whether what Cafardo wrote was a “cheap” shot, as I thought or simply reporting an interesting view of the coach’s record, which Cafardo says was all he was doing.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003