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Patriot Owner Robert Kraft Calls Coach ‘A Schmuck’ over Deflated Balls

Divisional Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots columnist Bob Kravitz broke the deflate-gate story, and now he thinks Patriots Owner Robert Kraft should fire coach Bill Belichick, whom Kraft called a “schmuck, ” according to 2 Paragraphs. The scandal erupted when it was discovered that 11 of 12 Patriot footballs were seriously deflated. The NFL requires each ball to be inflated between 12.5-13.5 pounds per square inch of pressure. Colts players noticed something was amiss when linebacker D’Qwell Jackson intercepted Tom Brady.

Those who wish to minimize the incident point out the Colts were defeated by the Patriots by a huge margin 45 to 7, so it is unlikely flattish balls were the cause. However, others wonder how 11 out of 12 balls could become so deflated without foul play involved. And these weren’t just slightly deflated, but many were missing two pounds each.

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It is hard to imagine Belichick spending his valuable coaching time deflating nearly a dozen balls, but this isn’t the first time Belichick has been in trouble. During the 2007 Spygate scandal, the Patriots were disciplined by the NFL for video taping New York Jets’ defensive coaches signals. In a heated exchange, Kraft asked Belichick “How much did this help us on a scale of 1 to 100, ” as depicted in Gary Myers’ book Coaching Confidential.

“One, ” Belichick replied.

“Then you’re a real schmuck, ” Kraft said.

However, Kraft didn’t fire the schmuck; Bob Kravitz tweeted that he should now; “If Bob Kraft is a true man of integrity, he will take it out of the league’s hands and fire Belichick. Not holding my breath.” and “If morts report is on target, and I’m sure it is, Belichick should be suspended from the Super Bowl. My opinion.”



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