Wednesday, September 12, 2007

If You're Not Cheating...

So we now know why New England Patriot's Head Coach Bill Belichick has become such a genius, he's stealing other team's signals.

Remember, before he became Head Coach in New England, he was a failure in Cleveland.

And while another article mentions that this has been going on for awhile with the Patriots, I'm not stupid enough to think that they are the only ones doing something like this. Stealing signals is why the NFL now has radio receivers in the quarterbacks helmets and the coaches calling the plays cover their mouths when calling in the play. Former Redskins Head Coach, the late George Allen, was notorious for his paranoia that he was being spied on. That probably had a lot to do with the fact that he was spying on other teams himself.

But having a guy standing on your sidelines videotaping your opponent is pretty blatant. IMHO, the minimum penalty should be forfeiture of the game itself. That more that anything else would have an immediate and last impact on the team. Revoking draft picks will take a long time, if ever, to impact a team. Goodell has shown that he will come down very hard on the players who act out of line, he should at do the same to teams who break the rules as well.



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