That little Spygate situation certainly complicated life for Robert Kraft and the Patriots.
And considering that the offenses coach Bill Belichick was accused of committing — taping signals to get his team a competitive advantage — didn’t even end up helping that much, it wouldn’t be surprising if Kraft gave Belichick a little swat for the whole affair.
It turns out Kraft may have done just that.
New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers has written a book called Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches. One area he focuses on is the pairing of owners and coaches, with Kraft and Belichick a key example.
“Everybody has their idiosyncrasies, but if there is trust, that’s the key in business, in marriages,” Kraft told Myers in 2010, according to The Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard, who has seen the book. “You build a sense of trust so you go through rough times. Look what happened with this bogus thing with the Jets. I stood by him pretty darn good. That was rough.”