“No Thugs And Hoodlums”

October 23rd, 2009
Jerramy Stevens wouldnt play for the Patriots

Jerramy Stevens wouldn't play for the Patriots

Joe’s been monitoring the English newspapers and can comfortably say there’s minimal hype for the Bucs-Patriots game in London.

Yes, the game is sold out and tickets were top-dollar, but this is World Cup (soccer) qualifying season. And nothing can compete with that in England.

The London Times has had two NFL stories this week (less than what they’ve had about the Los Angeles pro soccer team), including today’s feature of the Robert Kraft ownership style and, in part, how it compares to the Glazers’. Both bought their NFL teams within a year of each other.

Joe enjoyed the feature, especially when Kraft explained why Aqib Talib and Jerramy Stevens wouldn’t play for the Patriots.

“Throwing money at things doesn’t work,” Kraft said. “You have got to have an internal culture, build a trust. We do a lot of little things that make the difference. We took Richard Seymour and Ben Watson and then Tom Brady to Israel. We witnessed Richard and Ben being baptised in the River Jordan, we took Tom Brady to Bethlehem and it was great seeing them react to different cultures.

“There’s no one on our team that I wouldn’t have at my dinner table. I give autonomy but I told the coach, ‘The only rule is: no thugs and hoodlums. If we need that to win, then I’m getting out.’

“These people carry my name in the community. They pulled a fast one early on and drafted a player who beat up women and I cut him, to make the point.”

Joe wishes the Glazers operated more like Mr. Kraft.

7 Responses to ““No Thugs And Hoodlums””

  1. Louie Says:

    No thugs and hoodlums, but cheaters (Billicheat) is OK. What a a joke!

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:

    I would still take Billicheat over Raheem the Dream and Kraft over the Glazers. If Kraft would have bought the Bucs, we would NOT be staring down 0-6. The Glazers can still right the ship before it’s too late.

  3. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Oh’ and I love the thought of no thugs and hoodlums.

  4. Matthew Says:

    I hate Jerramy Stevens… I wish we never signed him… That one was on Gurden-Allen combo. I don’t even like to clap when he gets in the endzone or makes a good play. I guy has a rap sheet longer than some thugs and hoodlums only difference is he can play ball. Read the six page story on what this guy has done in his life. I forgot what news paper did the story. Just Google it.

  5. leningan Says:

    King of Turds!

  6. mike Says:

    isn’t moss a thug that smokes pot, and runs over meter maids

  7. BUCSUC Says:

    Moss was just high when he ran over the metermaid. Chronic will make you do some crazy things. But its all good now. He is smoking “Patriot Green”.