A few weeks ago when Wes Welker made the statement that he could be himself more in Denver, plenty of media took the opportunity to take the shot at how much the Patriots “control” their players and don’t let them be themselves.
Aaron Hernandez is arrested on one murder charge and investigated on two others, and the narrative is suddenly changed to chiding the team for not controlling their players enough through monitoring their actions off the field and being aware of all aspects of their personal lives.
The Red Sox were ridiculed for hiring private detectives to follow Carl Crawford around prior to signing him as a free agent. Can you imagine the uproar if it came out that the Patriots had hired investigators to follow their players around and nose around their private lives? The schoolmarm portion of the media would be outraged at this violation of privacy.
While we’re on the subject of narrative changes, I’m enjoying how some have spent the last couple years saying in...