So it’s the talk of ESPN, the Patriots are accused of videotaping signals at yesterday’s game. I will firmly believe this is crap until the content of this tape is revealed.
#1 – Teams are allowed to have their own videographers on the field. Until it is known what is on the tape, I can only assume that it was not spying.
#2 – The news originated from a Jets website. Clearly, that’s not an impartial source.
#3 – If they got caught doing this in Green Bay last year, why wasn’t it top news like it is now?
#4 – The assumption that they were doing this in Green Bay last year was because the cameraman didn’t have the full credentials required to record on the sidelines. If the Patriots were to be filming opposing team’s signals, wouldn’t they make sure that their cameraman had the proper credentials to at make him look official and legal?
#5 – In the ESPN story, a member of the NFL’s Competition Committee who wanted to remain anonymous said that the Patriots do this all the time…. hmmm, isn’t Colts’ GM and bonafide Patriots hater Bill Polian on the Competition Committee? AND, AGAIN, if they do this all the time, why is this the first we’re hearing of it?
Like I said, I won’t rule it out, I just need proof, but seriously, it seems incredibly outlandish and unnecessary. Seeing is believing.