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Willie McGinest: If we cheated, it would have been a blowout

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Marshall Faulk woke up some sleeping dogs this week by saying that he’d never get over feeling like he and the Rams were cheated out of a Super Bowl XXXVI win by the Patriots.

Faulk’s argument hinges on adjustments that the Patriots defense made to newly-installed plays, which plays into the allegations that New England spied on their walkthrough practice on the day before the game. A member of that Patriots defense says that there’s nothing to Faulk’s claim.

Former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest said Wednesday that the team had no inside information in the game. As evidence, he points to the final score by saying that the Rams wouldn’t have come back if the Patriots knew what was coming.

“If … we had any extra information, then that game wouldn’t have been as dramatic as it was, coming down to a field goal. Trust me. It would have been a blowout,” McGinest said, via CSNNewEngland.com.

Barring the introduction of any evidence that’s remained hidden the last 11 years, this story will likely be put back to rest after this brief return to the spotlight. That probably won’t make Faulk feel any better about things, but at least he’s had practice living with his feelings.

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  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 30, 2013 5:15 PM

    I think they’re just going to have to pull the guys out of retirement, suit them up, and settle the question once and for all.

  2. tbd3 says: Jan 30, 2013 5:16 PM

    I never thought I’d say this… But can we get more coverage of the actual Super Bowl teams, please?

  3. rc33 says: Jan 30, 2013 5:16 PM

    After all this time, Faulk just comes off as pathetic.

  4. azarkhan says: Jan 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    Faulk got pounded in that game, and, let’s face it, Mike Martz is not the coach that Bill Belichick is. The last time the Patriots faced a Martz coached team was in 2010, when Martz was offensive coordinator for the Bears. Result: Patriots 36, Bears 7. The game was played in Chicago.

  5. gtorlone says: Jan 30, 2013 5:23 PM

    Well it’s not as if Willie was going to say, “Yeah he’s got a point.” Deny ’til you die.

  6. sbelig says: Jan 30, 2013 5:25 PM

    And if Marshall would like to keep talking I am sure Willie would love to hit him one more time. You know, for old time sake.

  7. nineroutsider says: Jan 30, 2013 5:29 PM

    If Mike Martz wasn’t so arrogant in his play calling, the rams could have won that game.

    SpyGate has been blown way of out of proportion, but it won’t bother me if it never dies…

  8. kattykathy says: Jan 30, 2013 5:32 PM

    The Patriots have never won a Super Bowl legitimately

  9. greysolon says: Jan 30, 2013 5:33 PM

    One could just as easily say that the only reason the game was close was because the Pats cheated– and it would have been a Rams blowout otherwise. The cheating kept NE close.

  10. robert831 says: Jan 30, 2013 5:35 PM

    Actually the only reason it was even close was the video taping. The Rams were heavily favored in that game and no one stopped them all year on offense. Then again no other team knew their plays like in the Super Bowl. I’m not a Rams fan but they got screwed.

  11. showmeram says: Jan 30, 2013 5:37 PM

    Once Marts started drawing plays on the sidelines Rams came back! Plus, how many rules changed since that game because Patriots were holding Ram receivers all day long? I am over that game now, but it did take 4 years. If they did not get an advantage they would not be cheating… Rams one Superbowl win is worth more than all three Patriots wins combined because it was won fair and square. GO RAMS!!!

  12. broadstbully says: Jan 30, 2013 5:42 PM

    Someone commented on an earlier article about this, refuting Faulk’s Redzone argument by saying that the Rams scored a TD in their one and only Redzone trip. Can anyone confirm/deny this? I think it might go a long way toward putting this to rest.

  13. frozentundrathunder says: Jan 30, 2013 5:43 PM

    Uh. It was already confirmed that you did cheat.

    Remember the tapes, willy ?

    I guess you weren’t the brains that divised this system, huh ?

    Just admit you cheated and that your team cheated three teams out of championships.

    You were lucky to get away with it.

  14. randy001 says: Jan 30, 2013 5:43 PM

    I think the Patriots just won by 3 points. I agree with Willie McGinest; they would have won by much more if they had any worthwhile information.

    Good that we can keep digging up the ‘cheating’ thing.

  15. scrp2 says: Jan 30, 2013 5:54 PM

    Actually, Patriots player Teddy Bruschi mentioned that the tape quality was so bad that it was more of a hindrance than help.

  16. rslibertarian says: Jan 30, 2013 5:55 PM

    Let’s see. they played earlier in the year the pats lost by 7. they played again in the SB and won by 3.

    So all the talk of the ‘cheating’ kept them even in the game is bull.

    bottom line. If you hate the pats..then you’ll always cling to spygate….regardless if logic doesn’t back up the claim.

    Yes, i agree Sheriff Roger should have not ‘burned’ the taps. BUT..remember, what they did (i.e., taped signals) was a) done by all teams – hence no other coaches came out cryn’ and b) was only illegal after ’06 – when the memo to stop went out.

  17. giablommi says: Jan 30, 2013 5:57 PM

    “Someone commented on an earlier article about this, refuting Faulk’s Redzone argument by saying that the Rams scored a TD in their one and only Redzone trip. Can anyone confirm/deny this? I think it might go a long way toward putting this to rest.”
    ^^^^^
    Don’t really care enough to look it up, but vividly recall that the Rams made it into the redzone and got stuffed on three straight plays within the 5 yard line. On fourth down, Pats blitzed, Kurt Warner fumbled, and Ty Law ran back 95 some-odd yards for a TD. Only problem was Willie was called for a (legit) defensive holding call on the play. On first and goal from the 1 the Rams easily walked in, so what would have been a 23-3 Pats lead was trimmed to a 17-10 game.

  18. dabearsk says: Jan 30, 2013 6:02 PM

    The issue was the refs allowing the receivers and Faulk to get mugged at the line of scrimmage and coming out of the backfield…besides if the Rams are running one of these “new” plays and then they hear the Pats checking to something else..that might be a clue they got a bead on what they are doing ..so how about some in game adjustments? How about the Rams stopping someone on D? The Pats beat up the Rams that day plain and simple…this coming from someone who enjoys seeing the Pats lose since they are just too damm good.

  19. tunescribe says: Jan 30, 2013 6:03 PM

    Stop whining, Faulk. You and your team got manhandled physically. It had nothing at all to do with the Pats “knowing” anything more than that.

  20. vbe2 says: Jan 30, 2013 6:04 PM

    Willie, you cheated. Stop pretending otherwise.

    The Patriots have not won a single Super Bowl that they did not cheat in. It just is what it is.

  21. hadjiali says: Jan 30, 2013 6:17 PM

    I still have a tape of that game. Even if the Pats knew what was coming (and I don’t think they did) no team knocked the crap out of the Rams that year like the Pats did. Plain and simple they were the tougher team, and that’s something that’s sorely lacking from recent editions of Belichick’s squads.

  22. patsfiend says: Jan 30, 2013 6:18 PM

    Well, the major Willie play I remember from the red zone was him holding onto Faulk for dear life, and getting called for it. So, I doubt he knew what play was coming.

  23. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 30, 2013 6:31 PM

    Maybe we should look at the fact that, after 2001, Mike Martz never had a Top 5 offense again, and after leaving St. Louis he only once mustered a Top 20 one (19th in 2007).

    Of course, that is based on Yards not Points (which often come in Red Zone situations)….if you look at that, he did have the 2nd rated offense 2003, but other than that 11th would be his highest finish in the category.

    My point being….hey Marshall, maybe those great new Red Zone plays….were kinda crummy.

  24. giablommi says: Jan 30, 2013 6:38 PM

    “The Patriots have not won a single Super Bowl that they did not cheat in. It just is what it is.”
    ^^^^^
    Typical argument from someone who simply does not understand the sport of football. In reality, they have not won a Super Bowl since they had the likes of Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison, Mike Vrabel, Lawyer Milloy, Richard Seymour, Ty Law, Asante Samuel, etc. on defense.

    And while they did have most of those defensive players in 2007 when they reeled off 18 wins and the first ever 16-0 season before falling the the Giants, they had no running game to speak of whatsoever and were completely one dimensional. You can laugh about 18-1 all you want, but until your team puts off a season like that, you don’t have much right to belittle it.

    Considering they have, however, won 2 AFC Championships since 2007 with no secondary, no pass rush and no running game makes that feat in itself pretty remarkable.

    As it has always been, defense wins championships.

  25. tluke25 says: Jan 30, 2013 6:39 PM

    No, the Patriots just videotaped the Rams’ Super Bowl practices so they could have something to watch after the Super Bowl was over.

  26. jimnaizeeum says: Jan 30, 2013 6:40 PM

    Since the cheating accusations came out how many championships have they won?
    None.

  27. nzayir says: Jan 30, 2013 6:41 PM

    “After all this time, Faulk just comes off as pathetic.”

    Not just Faulk. Lots of envious fans of other teams do as well. I could list a ton of facts and comments by coaches like Bill Cowher, Jimmy Johnson and Dan Reeves but most people that hate the Patriots ignore them because it ruins their narrative.

    The Patriots won Super Bowl 36: 20-17. It’s in the books done and over with. I’ve seen that trophy and the two others the Patriots have won at Patriot Place myself. Faulk and his Rams had a chance to be a dynasty but the Patriots beat him and his team and became the first dynasty of the 21st century themselves.

  28. udogg says: Jan 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    Willie McGinest faked an on-field injury vs. the Colts to give his defense a blow when they were gassed, but yeah, Willie’s a credible guy.

  29. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 30, 2013 6:46 PM

    I’m sorry but did taping the Rams offensive practice let Tom Brady run down the field and put his team in position to win by a field goal?NO!!

  30. EJ says: Jan 30, 2013 6:46 PM

    It’s funny that even though the Patriots didn’t make It to the Superbowl, they are still being talked about more than the two Superbowl teams. Can we please stop talking about the cheating Patriots? You know, unless they actually find a way to prove the cheating, even though we all know they did it.

  31. aljack88 says: Jan 30, 2013 6:48 PM

    giablommi says:
    Jan 30, 2013 5:57 PM
    “Someone commented on an earlier article about this, refuting Faulk’s Redzone argument by saying that the Rams scored a TD in their one and only Redzone trip. Can anyone confirm/deny this? I think it might go a long way toward putting this to rest.”
    ^^^^^
    Don’t really care enough to look it up, but vividly recall that the Rams made it into the redzone and got stuffed on three straight plays within the 5 yard line. On fourth down, Pats blitzed, Kurt Warner fumbled, and Ty Law ran back 95 some-odd yards for a TD. Only problem was Willie was called for a (legit) defensive holding call on the play. On first and goal from the 1 the Rams easily walked in, so what would have been a 23-3 Pats lead was trimmed to a 17-10 game.

    —————————————————-

    It was Tebucky Jones who ran it back. Ty Law ran an Int. back for a TD. It was a legitimate penalty call on McGinest, it was he had been doing but hadn’t been called on all game. It’s what Browner and Sherman are doing now with the Seahawks.

  32. catquick says: Jan 30, 2013 6:49 PM

    “Trust me” says the snake

  33. goodellsadouche says: Jan 30, 2013 6:50 PM

    3 Superbowl wins each by 3 points. 3 last second field goals. Touchdown Tom doesn’t look so clutch when his coaches aren’t able to steal the opponent’s defensive signals

  34. blackngold4life says: Jan 30, 2013 6:51 PM

    Every year round this time RETIRED players on some team sayin they got bamboozled out of a SuperBowl win.. ★ Usually an Ex Raider..Ram..Seahawk..Patroit

  35. heshutziscores says: Jan 30, 2013 6:58 PM

    The Patriots and Rams played earlier that season…..was that a blowout?

  36. tbd3 says: Jan 30, 2013 7:03 PM

    robert831 says:
    Jan 30, 2013 5:35 PM
    Actually the only reason it was even close was the video taping. The Rams were heavily favored in that game and no one stopped them all year on offense. Then again no other team knew their plays like in the Super Bowl. I’m not a Rams fan but they got screwed.
    ————————–

    Replace “Rams” with “Patriots” and what you said applies exactly to 2007. Heavily favored, seemingly unstoppable offense. So, by your logic, the Giants must have cheated. By my logic, you’re a fool.

  37. giablommi says: Jan 30, 2013 7:20 PM

    
“Actually the only reason it was even close was the video taping. The Rams were heavily favored in that game and no one stopped them all year on offense. Then again no other team knew their plays like in the Super Bowl. I’m not a Rams fan but they got screwed.”
    

^^^^^
    

Funny you should bring this argument up, considering the Pats won 18 games in 2007, were unstoppable on offense and were also heavily favored by double digits (hmmmm) yet managed to do nothing offensively that resembled what they had done earlier in the season against the Giants.
 Are you then implying the Giants were been cheating? By your logic that is the only way an unstoppable offense can be stopped.
 Try again.

  38. Obama's Ballsack says: Jan 30, 2013 7:29 PM

    This is just pure comedy. I mean the rule they broke didn’t get implemented until 06. Then to top it off they STILL have to execute when they’re on the field.

  39. blackngold4877 says: Jan 30, 2013 8:07 PM

    The Rams had 1 red zone possession in that game and they ran 5 plays:

    6 yard pass
    incomplete to Hakim
    incomplete to Bruce
    fumble return TD nullified by penalty on 4th down
    Faulk -1 yard run
    Warner touchdown run

    So Faulks argument is that the Patriots cheated because of the red zone adjustments to plays they had never run but it doesn’t occur to him that maybe they had checks based on where people lined up in any situation? Also, they scored on that only red zone possession so how is it relevant?

    3 key reasons the Rams lost that game:

    Turnovers. They were -3 in turnovers and they led to 17 New England points.

    pass/run ratio. They passed 47 times that game and refused to run the damn ball into the Patriots nickel coverage that they were in the entire game.

    3rd down. The Rams put themselves into 3rd and more than 15 3 times because of penalties and/or sacks. They also passed to Proehl on an incomplete 3rd and 1, again instead of handing it off, and also threw incomplete on 3rd and 3 and 3rd and 5 while another third down was intercepted.

    Faulk needs to direct his anger over that game where it belongs, Mike Martz. His game plan lost them that game, period.

  40. blackngold4877 says: Jan 30, 2013 8:09 PM

    Also if you want to see an example of a team knowing everything that’s coming that at Miami’s 21-0 win in New England when they knew Brady’s line calls. They blew them out, exactly what would have happened if the Patriots knew all the Rams calls.

  41. zombiepatriot says: Jan 30, 2013 8:33 PM

    The outcome of that game was decided by the more physical team, the Patriots, manhandling the other team, the Rams.

    It is just like this year’s AFC Championship, unfortunately. The more physical team, the Ravens, manhandled, in the second half, the other team, the Patriots.

  42. j0esixpack says: Jan 30, 2013 8:45 PM

    My God, the amount of misinformed or ignorant fans here is incredible

    Spygate happend in 2007 when the Patriots failed to comply with a 2006 Goodell memo stating that filming play calling on the sidelines was no longer allowed. The filming of play calling from authorized locations continues today.

    People seem to have that confused with the false allegation of the Boston Herald re: Matt Walsh. The Herald retracted that story because it never happened.

    We have people here not only confusing the two stories, but also seemingly faulting the 2001-2004 Patriots for not complying with a 2006 rule.

    Amazing

  43. edgerules says: Jan 30, 2013 8:57 PM

    Spygate is going to be brought up just to discredit the Patriots. Period.

  44. jeepguy81 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:46 PM

    To all the Steeler fans I guess we should take your rings from the 70’s away. It is common knowledge that the Steelers were all on steroids in the 70’s.

    Those Cheaters!

    If you look into any dynasty in NFL history you will find fans who feel their teams were cheated by the winning team. Research it.

    I love how people think taping another teams defensive signals helped the Patriots Defense. Holding the Greatest Show on Terf to under 20 points doesn’t deserve any credit?

  45. middy8484 says: Jan 30, 2013 11:04 PM

    Faulk is right. SpyGate helped the Patriots. The fact that they were lucky (the Pats) was the reason it was not a blowout. The Rams were by far the better team. The Pats & Mcginnist just plain cheated. Bottom line!!!!!!

  46. truthfactory says: Jan 30, 2013 11:32 PM

    Werent they saying the players knew nothing about the spying or cheating? The “spied info” was coming in from the sidelines without the players knowing about it. How would he know what the defensive calls were based off of??

  47. postaldude2012 says: Jan 31, 2013 12:26 AM

    Too bad the Buffalo Bills had to put up with that cheating that went on all these years with the Patriasses? Watch out we are coming for you for years to come! Brady you better be on the lookout or better yet, get out of the league before we mess you up! For the next 5 Years!

  48. diggy1 says: Jan 31, 2013 4:41 AM

    It was Eric Mangini that narked them out when he became head coach of the Jets and they were going to play them. If it didn’t give any kind of advantage then why was he concerned enough about a team in his division that he plays twice a year?

    The only way to truely know if it could of offered a significant advantage would of been for the tapes to be reviewed by an independent panel (made up of I don’t know…some long retired head coaches or something and/or like he did with bountygate with Tagliabue) and have them issue a report.

    The fact that Mangini felt strong enough to nark, and Goodell felt strong enough to never let the evidence be seen by anyone leads me to beleive it was a little more advantageous then people would like to think.

    I’m not saying the Pats were not good enough to win, but I do know Bellichek is probobly the best coach to use information like that to it’s maximum degree.

  49. andylucksneck says: Jan 31, 2013 5:18 AM

    Riiight Willie. Thats why Rog burned those tapes so quick. Because there was nothing incriminating at all on them…..

  50. cowboyfan4life says: Jan 31, 2013 7:09 AM

    Zero SB wins since…I guess they can’t win the Big One without cheating!

  51. therealtruth210 says: Jan 31, 2013 7:19 AM

    Unbelievable how EVERYBODY except the loser front running fans who were no where to be fond before 2000 and the players deny the cheating. You guys really sound like fools. The fact is you cheated, you got caught, you got fined and lost draft picks. I am sure if it was the patriots who lost to a team that was later caught cheating you would feel the same way. So you are a bunch of hypocrites

  52. patriotenvy says: Jan 31, 2013 9:09 AM

    There are plenty of times in pro football when a defense knows what the offense is going to do, but the offense succeeds with it anyway. The Rams sucked!

  53. dx2nc says: Jan 31, 2013 9:38 AM

    It is interesting that the Patriots haven’t won the Super Bowl since spygate. All their Super Bowl wins came down to the wire. Now they lose the close Super Bowls. Who knows? Just a little inside information on a play or two could be the difference.

  54. mizzouram says: Jan 31, 2013 10:33 AM

    Willie…you did cheat…and you barely won. Case closed.

  55. daysend564 says: Jan 31, 2013 11:20 AM

    The game was decided in the final two minutes. Their two minute walk through was one of the primary items filmed.

  56. blackngold4877 says: Jan 31, 2013 11:28 AM

    Yes the 3 Patriots superbowl wins were close, so were the 2 losses. When you can explain to me how taping defensive signals makes it so Asante Samuel and Wes Welker drop balls that would have won the games they lost I’ll be happy to talk about how Spygate was the difference. The fact is that the Patriots have gone to more Superbowls than any team in the league since 2007 and have won more games than any team since 2007. Saying things like
    “they havent won since spygate” is simple minded nonsense. They’ve also turned over the whole team since then. They also didn’t win in 2002, 2005, and 2006, did the camera break those years? Stop being haters.

  57. mjdkid100 says: Jan 31, 2013 2:48 PM

    robert831 says: Jan 30, 2013 5:35 PM

    Actually the only reason it was even close was the video taping. The Rams were heavily favored in that game and no one stopped them all year on offense. Then again no other team knew their plays like in the Super Bowl. I’m not a Rams fan but they got screwed.

    ———–

    Well then obviously people stole the Pats signals in 2007 and 2011. How else could you explain them not scoring 35 on people?

    Or maybe…the teams they played, played better than them…

  58. mjdkid100 says: Jan 31, 2013 2:51 PM

    daysend564 says: Jan 31, 2013 11:20 AM

    The game was decided in the final two minutes. Their two minute walk through was one of the primary items filmed.\

    —-

    Please point out where the evidence is that they filmed the walkthrough…?

    Considering it was denied by everyone involved, including the whistle blower who outed the Patriots, your argument is worthless…

    The Pats had the ball last, so how again did the Rams offense play into the last two minutes?

  59. mjdkid100 says: Jan 31, 2013 5:15 PM

    diggy1 says: Jan 31, 2013 4:41 AM

    It was Eric Mangini that narked them out when he became head coach of the Jets and they were going to play them. If it didn’t give any kind of advantage then why was he concerned enough about a team in his division that he plays twice a year?

    ———-

    And Mangini is on record saying if he knew what it would lead to he never would have done it. And that it was completely blown out of proportion.

    This is a fact that Mangini spoke to on national TV.

  60. tatum064 says: Jan 31, 2013 5:43 PM

    j0esixpack says:
    Jan 30, 2013 8:45 PM
    My God, the amount of misinformed or ignorant fans here is incredible

    Spygate happend in 2007 when the Patriots failed to comply with a 2006 Goodell memo stating that filming play calling on the sidelines was no longer allowed. The filming of play calling from authorized locations continues today.

    People seem to have that confused with the false allegation of the Boston Herald re: Matt Walsh. The Herald retracted that story because it never happened.

    We have people here not only confusing the two stories, but also seemingly faulting the 2001-2004 Patriots for not complying with a 2006 rule.

    Amazing

    =============

    And they HAVENT WON CRAP EVER SINCE.

    Sometimes, the mere association with cheating is enough to tarnish your rings.

    The Steelers, Niners still have more, and need not have to be associated with any “spygate.”

    Whatever the case, I think we pretty much saw the Ravens smash them in the mouth and the Giants mash through them with their pass rush ….. they’re just another team now.

    The debate will always continue , regardless of “hate” for the Patriots. Sometimes, you hate a team that is better and Spygate sure didnt help their cause.

  61. tatum064 says: Jan 31, 2013 5:45 PM

    mjdkid100 says:
    Jan 31, 2013 5:15 PM
    diggy1 says: Jan 31, 2013 4:41 AM

    It was Eric Mangini that narked them out when he became head coach of the Jets and they were going to play them. If it didn’t give any kind of advantage then why was he concerned enough about a team in his division that he plays twice a year?

    ———-

    And Mangini is on record saying if he knew what it would lead to he never would have done it. And that it was completely blown out of proportion.

    This is a fact that Mangini spoke to on national TV.

    =============

    Even though I dislike the Patriots, I hate Mangini more. There’s a reason he hasnt got a sniff as a coordinator. He sold out Belichick the word got around and his rep is radioactive.

  62. nejerseygirl says: Feb 1, 2013 3:09 AM

    tatum064 says:Jan 31, 2013 5:43 PM

    And they HAVENT WON CRAP EVER SINCE.

    ————

    Really? Do you even watch football? They haven’t won anything? They’ve been winning more games lately than any other team in the NFL.

  63. lanman11 says: Feb 1, 2013 10:07 PM

    WHAT NOBODY EVER SAYS HERE IS THIS:

    These teams played in Week 10 that season. Tom Brady was giving everyone the impression he had a little Joe Montana in him. The game was supposed to be a RAM blowout, but they struggled mightily with the Patriots and the game was not settled until late in the 4th qtr when the RAMS scored a TD. I specifically recall Mike Martz fist pumping and celebrating like it was a big deal. He knew they were locked in a battle and they weren’t used to it, which is why he acted like he hadn’t been there before. This game was very similar to what happened the last week of the season in 2007 when the Pats played the Giants. The team expected to win, won a close game late, but the losing team walked away thinking, “we can beat those guys.” In both instances, they played another close game in the Super Bowl, and the loser of the regular season game won the Super Bowl. That game against the RAMS in 2001 was the tipping point for the Patriots organization, and they have been on a tear ever since. My recollection of that Superbowl is that the RAMS got beat up. If you are going to whine, whine about how the rule changes that allow receivers to run free these days weren’t enacted in time to save your diva offense. You got served in that game and neither organization has been the same since.

  64. CKL says: Feb 2, 2013 12:06 AM

    truthfactory says:
    Jan 30, 2013 11:32 PM
    Werent they saying the players knew nothing about the spying or cheating? The “spied info” was coming in from the sidelines without the players knowing about it. How would he know what the defensive calls were based off of??
    ___________________________________
    Willie played defense. Defensive signals of the other team would have affected his assignments absolutely zero.

    Has no one ever seen defenses shift when offenses go into another formation? The Pats, like every other team have defensive checks for formations/tendencies.

    And bottom line…there was no walkthrough tape to begin with. Marshall Faulk =Miss Havisham.

  65. amargosamountain says: Feb 2, 2013 4:13 AM

    How many comments so far, and NO ONE has mentioned that this game was featured in Ron Jaworski’s Great Games book? Seriously, are none of you football fans? What makes you think you have something meaningful to say if you haven’t even done the slightest bit of basic research?

    How very disappointing. It was a very interesting chapter specifically focusing on Belichick’s game plan to stop the Greatest Show on Turf. He basically went after Faulk and had his guys put a lick on him whether he was near the ball or nor. Read that one chapter AT LEAST before commenting. Jaws picked it as one of the seven best game plans in history, so you know he has something to say about it.

  66. markkelleher100 says: Feb 4, 2013 7:07 PM

    1. If a Super Bowl walk through video existed don’t you think a copy would have surfaced by now, of course it would have and it would not matter anyways. 2. Every Head Coach & Coordinator covers their mouth when sending in plays via headset and they have been sending in plays via headset since 1989. Unless Belichick had a NASA camera it would be impossible to pick up. Maybe Belichick had the same camera the U.S. Marines used to get Osama Bin Laden. 3. Every team in the NFL videos every game. Against the Jets, the Patriots openly videoed in the wrong place in the stadium where the NFL said you can’t video from and by the way right next to the Jets videoing the game. 4. The Patriots and Rams played that November and the Rams only won by one score. If a team does not change their signals from game to game they are fools and deserve to lose. Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson admitted to stealing signs. Terry Bradshaw admitted the 1970’s Steelers were on PED’s. George Halas admitted he used to watch opponents practices with binoculars the day before games. In MLB they try to steal signs on every pitch. Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez were on PED’s for World Series Championships. Half the NHL uses illegal sticks. NBA referees have thrown games. If you are not trying to know exactly what the other team is doing you are not trying to win. Same thing with PEDS, it is part of all sports. Bottom line is that it’s impossible to steal signals with a coach’s mouth covered and plays being sent in by headset.

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