So, The Rams Never HAD A Walkthrough....?

Discussion in 'New England Patriots' started by FSUViking, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. FSUViking

    FSUViking BANNED

    Mike Florio, PFT on April 1, 2008, 8:58 p.m.

    Here’s an interesting twist on the whole Matt Walsh/Spygate II story.

    John Czarnecki of suggests that the St. Louis Rams didn’t have a walk-through practice prior to Super Bowl XXXVI. Thus, if they didn’t have a walk-through practice, the New England Patriots couldn’t have videotaped it.

    Write Czarnecki: “I was in the Superdome on the Saturday in question. The Rams were in their game uniforms, running around and generally relaxing waiting to take their team photo for the Super Bowl. There were wooden risers on the field. . . . If there was a walk-through that day, it was the most disorganized one ever assembled. Many of the players were there to simply unwind and relax and test out the carpet.”

    We’re a bit confused, for two reasons. First, if there wasn’t a walk-through, why didn’t Czarnecki raise this, you know, two months ago? Second, what of those reports that the Rams had a walk-through practice that focused on goal-line offense and short-yardage plays?

    Another point raised by Czarnecki makes much more sense to us. “Mike Martz was extremely nervous about practicing at the Saints’ facility because he feared Jim Haslett and his staff would be taping his practices,” Czarnecki writes. “He wanted their coaches removed from the building. That didn’t happen, but all of the windows that faced the practice field had their drapes closed. Remember, this was a time when Haslett, now the Rams defensive coordinator, and Martz really didn’t get along. There was a real rivalry between the two and their teams.

    “So yes, Martz was concerned about being videotaped, but it was by the Saints’ staff, not the Patriots.”

    The bigger point here, which has been made on consecutive days by Pats owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick, is this — if Matt Walsh has evidence of anything improper happening in connection with Super Bowl XXXVI, Walsh needs to come forward with it. It’s unfair to the Patriots for this vague notion that they swindled the St. Louis Rams out of a Super Bowl to hang over the franchise indefinitely.

    And hang over the franchise it will. Unless Walsh shows his hand, there will be casual fans who will be saying years from now that the Patriots cheated in Super Bowl XXXVI.

    Of course, there might be casual fans who’ll be saying that even if Walsh is proven to have no proof. But there will be far more of them if Walsh never talks.

    That’s why the league and the Patriots need to call his bluff, give him a guarantee that he won’t be sued into the Sixteenth Century after he says whatever he has to say, and see what he has to show and/or tell.
  2. mike oxlong

    mike oxlong The Voice Of Reason

    and this is the first we're hearing from this guy, it's a BB plant, check this guy's bank account
  3. FSUViking

    FSUViking BANNED

    Um.....OK........John Czarnecki, of a BB plant? Right. Makes absolute sense. Thanks for pointing that out.
  4. mike oxlong

    mike oxlong The Voice Of Reason

    it was a joke son, you missed it
  5. 86WARD

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    UM...couldn't someone just ask the Rams?!? There's a freaking idea...
  6. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Maybe Bellichick has one of those Men In Black flash thingies used to erase your memory and conviced them that they had no walkthrough :moe:
  7. burnout2oo7

    burnout2oo7 I Am Dawk's Broken Heart

    And so starts "Men In Black Flash Thingiesgate". :icon_eek:
  8. 86WARD

    86WARD -


    Your name is no longer TJ and you are an Eagles fan...
  9. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It freaking way!! Why don't you just fry my brain instead?
  10. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    How about I cut your head open like that dude on the show heroes?

  11. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Anything that saves me of living my life as an Eagles fan...
  12. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Good call, bro. It isn't easy. :icon_sad:
  13. burnout2oo7

    burnout2oo7 I Am Dawk's Broken Heart

    Kermit the frog put it best when he said: "It ain't easy bleeding green."

    ...but it is a much more glorious and moral life than that of a D----- (expletive removed) fan.

    Also, I love the timing of this story. Right after Belichick declares an end to all the spygate stuff. Some things just won't let you have closure.
  14. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    yeah you have to be man enough to handle such a physically & emotionally draining task.

  15. bizell

    bizell NFL-Fans refugee

    yeah mmkay, matt walsh made up the rams going through a walkthrough.
  16. FSUViking

    FSUViking BANNED

    What makes Matt Walsh the beacon of truth? He's only lied on his resume, giving himself titles within the Patriots that he never held, stolen team equipment, and illegally taped conversations with his boss.

    Yeah. Why wouldn't anyone believe Walsh?
  17. Its ovious the Cheatriots aka. (chokers) cheated so what does it matter. I would just prove what we already know.
  18. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Obviously they could just ask the Rams, ask league officials, ask the stadium staff...all these people would know about it...
  19. FSUViking

    FSUViking BANNED

    Considering non of the above have come forward and said anything......

    Matt Walsh doesn't have a pot to piss in. Everyone knows it by now.
  20. bizell

    bizell NFL-Fans refugee

    why haven't the rams disproved this notion, then?