So Robert Kraft is a sell out eh? If it weren’t for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, Kraft wouldn’t be rolling in the cash right? Hold on while I laugh out loud for a moment.
Okay, laughing complete. Commence disappoint with a dash of anger at my fellow Patriot fans who follow in line with the likes of Skip Bayless in thinking Kraft sold out his quarterback and the Patriots to the NFL for cold hard cash. Sorry, but I’m not buying the crap you or Skip are trying to sell. Kraft has more money than you or Skip could ever dream of (pre and post Patriot owner) and if you haven’t noticed, he isn’t the youngest of bucks any more.
Rich people like Darrelle Revis are about cold hard cash. Wealthy, savvy businessmen like Robert Kraft are interested in building things and making their mark on the world. You don’t destroy the house you built for one public battle you can’t win. Kraft could care less about one battle, he’ll take that bullet so long as he wins the war.
Need I remind you of the laughing stock the Patriots were in the NFL before Kraft took it over? Do I need to remind you he was a Patriots fan and season ticket holder during those dark days? Did you know that because of his keen business sense, Kraft saved the Patriots from being moved to St. Louis, Missori?
Yeah that’s right. If it weren’t for Kraft, there would be no Tom Brady. No Bill Belichick and no four Lombardy trophies shining in a case in Foxboro, MA.
You can read more about Mr. Kraft and why you should put more trust into his decisions here.
But you don’t care about all the work he put in as an owner to help create the elite organization the Patriots have become. All you care about is why he publicly swallowed his pride and surrendered to Goodell and 31 other owners. You want to know why he “sold out” the best quarterback of all time to the NFL.
He didn’t sell out anyone, least of all Tom Brady. Maybe if you had a lick of the business sense and strategy Mr. Kraft has, you wouldn’t be so quick to judge one of the best owners in the history of the NFL.
As for his feelings about Tom Brady, take this into consideration: before any Wells report or any evidence but what the NFL told him they were guilty of, Kraft staked his reputation on nothing but Tom Brady’s word. Before Wells even got involved they could’ve taken a small hit and given some excuse. Instead, he allowed the multi-million dollar investigation happen and stood there and publicly backed Tom Brady and the team during the most televised NFL event: the Super Bowl. He even went so far as to all but demand an apology from the NFL for what Tom, Bill and the rest of the team had to endure since the whole mess started…two weeks before their most important game of the season!
He knew damn well if that report found Tom Brady guilty, the punishment would be more severe and he would look like a fool.
And to you these are the actions of a “sell out”.
When Goodell handed him the Lombardy trophy, Kraft told everyone watching that out of all the Patriots’ Super Bowl wins, this was the one that meant the most to him. Do you think that was because of the money he made or because maybe it was the ultimate comeback to all those who ran Tom Brady and the Patriots through the mud?
For crying out loud, the man kisses his players on the cheek! He danced, albeit badly, with them at the Super Bowl celebration. He loves the Patriots and he loves this organization. This is his baby that he nurtured for two decades.
There are only two reasons Kraft publicly “surrendered”: one, Brady is guilty or two, he took a bullet now, in order to win the war, later…and this includes helping Brady.
Want your mind blown? Think about this one: what if the public war on the NFL that Kraft initiated was all a stage? What if Robert Kraft never planned to appeal the punishment. Boom.
When the Wells report came out, Kraft expressed his disappointment but said he will accept whatever punishment the NFL delivered. I’m pretty sure he and his team of lawyers and PR people were prepared/preparing for whatever scenario they would face. When they received one of the worst punishments in the history of the NFL, operation “take down Goodell” was in full effect.
The PR fight, the releasing of the Wells Report Context site, the interview with Peter King all needed to happen for two reasons: one, to help Tom Brady in his own appeal and two, get an understanding of where he and the Patriots stand in the eyes of 31 other owners vs. the Commissioner. Without support of the majority of the other 31, he will have no chance to take down Goodell. He would’ve destroyed his house for nothing.
If you think for one second that Kraft isn’t helping Brady behind the scenes, then stop reading. There’s no hope for you. The man just publicly humiliated himself in front of his fans to do his job and protect his house. Our house! And in return you ridicule and all but spit on him?
Wow. I suppose you also haven’t noticed that ever sense he stepped down and “surrendered” that all the negative publicity against the “arrogant” Patriots has died down tremendously. I suppose you don’t see that a lot of the attention is now focused on Goodell and his next move with Tom Brady. I suppose you haven’t noticed the articles coming out that are beginning to shine a light on the failures of Goodell and the NFL.
The most powerful owner in the NFL was defeated and “reluctantly” agreed to a punishment he doesn’t believe in. This owner swallowed his pride for the sake of the 32 teams united as the “heart and soul” of the NFL.
Do we see Goodell swallowing pride? Nope. Who looks arrogant now? Do you see where I’m going with this?
Be patient and let Kraft do what he does best…his job. And do your job as a fan and show some respect for the first warrior who built this town we call Patriot Nation.
#ShowRKSomeRespect #DefendTheWall #FreeTomBrady
This warrior tribute video to Tom Brady used to be on Youtube, but it was taken down because it contained NFL footage. G12solution did their job and posted it on Facebook. Best tribute video to Brady ever!