It is funny how teams are perceived by the fans and the media, especially those that have had great success. Since the offseason has started, there have been many headlines that have graced the sports page but with little or no headlines splashed with bold italics and underlined words. I have taken a couple of stories throughout the offseason and inserted members of the Patriots organization. If these stories were to be true, what type of headlines would it garnish because it happened to the Patriots and not someone else? Would these stories linger like Spygate and raise red flages just because it involves the Patriots? Not to sure, but I sure it would.
1. Are the Patriots headed for a drug scandal? The team's offices, along with those of the Boston Red Sox, were raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency last week.
2. The Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders started the discussion of OTAs earlier this month when they were docked practice time by the league and now we can add three more to the list in the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions, who will also miss some time on the field due to rule violations.
4. New England Patriots veteran wide receiver Randy Moss predicts a high-scoring offense this fall to work in tandem with a dominating defense. One year removed from ranking ninth in the league in scoring offense with a 24.4 average, Moss told the Sporting News: "We have a good shot to score 25-35 points a game."
5. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has high hopes for quarterback Tom Brady, “Tom has been the greatest quarterback the University of Michigan has had,” Kraft said
8. New England Patriots receiver Torry Holt caused an off-the-field distraction by describing how his teammates arranged to have women meet them at a hotel during his rookie season.
9. We finally had gotten around to watching the new YouTube video in which Patriots tight end Alge Crumpler dances in a fake beard and claims to be Osama bin Laden.
10. Players across the league are watching closely to see if Roger Goodell holds New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to the standards of the NFL personal-conduct policy. Kraft was arrested last weekend after police stopped him on suspicion of drunken driving. According to a police report, he had a blood-alcohol level of .21.