HuskyAviation From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1155 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 1): Remember this is the team that used a convict on a snowplow to win a playoff game.
LOL very good point.
The "Snowplow Caper" was the last game of the strike-shortened 1982 season and it enabled the Patriots to beat the Dolphins 3-0 and get into that year's special Super Bowl Tournament. The next week, the Dolphins defeated the Patriots in the first round of the playoffs--in Miami.
Boeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
Quoting Moo (Reply 3): Video taping public actions happening between team and management in full view of thousands of spectators - calling it spying is certainly an over reaction.
I would call it valid tactics, and the rules against it are, quite frankly, ludicrous.
NFL Rules prohibit videotaping from the sidelines or from the coaches booths the signals of other teams for the purpose of learning the signals. They should lose the proposed draft picks and be banned from the playoffs regardless their record at the end of the season. If they got caught twice, you can be damn sure it isn't the 3rd or 4th times it's happened.
So whether other teams have been caught (and I don't know if they have) stealing signs, if they have, they are cheats. If a team has a player suspended for substance violations, they are, by association, on a team that is cheating. If a cheat is a cheat, then every team should be banned from the playoffs. I was NOT trying to justify cheating, I was simply notying that if every team that cheats were banned from the playoffs for cheating, well, you get the rest.
Next time, try to get me to clarify before you jump to an inflammatory conclusion that is inaccurate. That's all I ask.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13494 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
This is all part of the game and once in a while someone will get caught. I do think the NFL has is priorities screwed up when they go after someone 'stealing signs' cheating, but they won't go after far more important issues like head injuries to players, players using illegal drugs, players getting into off-the-field criminal beheavors, and so on.
RJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Quoting LogansGirl (Reply 10): Justifying cheating and reminding people that other forms of it have been gotten away with are two different things. Trust me, I'm an Auburn fan from a Crimson Tide area!!! I've heard it all before.
I wouldn't put it past the coach...can't speak for the rest of the team. BTW, speaking of Bill Bellicik ,did you notice the classless move at the end of the Super Bowl last year when Manning went up to him and he just brushed Manning off? He barely made eye contact with him. It was painfully obvious right there on TV. That's when my respect for that guy went down the tubes big time.
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 20): BTW, speaking of Bill Bellicik ,did you notice the classless move at the end of the Super Bowl last year when Manning went up to him and he just brushed Manning off? He barely made eye contact with him. It was painfully obvious right there on TV. That's when my respect for that guy went down the tubes big time.
Last I checked, Bellichick wasn't at the Super Bowl.
It's cool. Belichick is very much a coach's guy. He may be an ass, I don't recognize that, because he wins games for us. Enjoy your victory. There's plenty to hate in the NFL. IMO, Belichick is not one of them.
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