Bill Belichick praises the Steelers

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick could never be accused of looking past the Steelers. Or anyone else for that matter.

“The more I’ve watched the Steelers this week, the more impressed I am,” Belichick told reporters on Friday. “The way they play, they’re really well-coached, they’ve had so many end-of-the-game, end-of-the-half situations that they’re very productive and efficient with, and coach [Mike] Tomlin does a great job with the clock management, with the play selection — just doing the right plays in the right situations and executing them well.

“They’ve played well on defense, on offense and in the kicking game, made a lot of critical plays. They do a really good job in that area, and that’s translated into a number of wins for them. So, along with all the other things that they do well, that’s pretty impressive, too. You need to play a good, 60-minute, complete football game, all three phases, to be competitive with these guys. They’re good at everything.”

That’s the positive aspect of the Steelers playing down to the likes of the Titans (for more than half of the game), the Packers, the Bengals, and the Ravens; in three of those games, the Steelers have had to perfect the art of situational football, something in which Belichick takes pride.

So if/when the Patriots and Steelers are caught in a close game with five minutes or so to play, the Steelers will be less likely to freak out and/or to make bad decisions than if they’d been blowing teams out, week after week.

One thing they won’t have on Sunday is the extra focus and motivation that would come from being disrespected by the Patriots. But no team ever has that, because Belichick always ensures that no one on his team will allow that to happen.

103 responses to “Bill Belichick praises the Steelers

  1. .
    Everything Belichick said is true. You cannot win that many close games without doing many things correctly at exactly the right time. Agreed that they’ve had some “trap” quarters and halves, but they usually awake from their doldrums just in time to win.

    If luck or destiny is involved, then you have to like the Steelers chances. It seems that they’re snatching victory from the jaws of defeat every week.
    .

  2. Bill Belichick’s career is full of irony. He made his bones as Defensive Coordinator with the New York Giants, and the Giants are the only team to defeat him in the Super Bowl.

    People say he failed with The Browns, but he didn’t. He built a contender that was sabotaged by the Browns move to Baltimore, but the irony is this. His real and true last season with the Browns he went 11-5 and went to the playoffs. The two teams that he faced In the Playoffs were the PATRIOTS & the STEELERS. He beats the Patriots and loses to the Steelers. Years later he becomes Head Coach of the Pats and beating the Steelers has become commonplace for the Pats on their way to Lombardis.

    A little trivial irony for y’all.

  3. BB praises nobody don’t believe it for one minute,put your head down and concentrate on beating the breaks off of him !

  4. Felt good to end Billy’s season in Foxboro. Twice.

    Billy’s Father,
    John Harbaugh, World Champion

  5. steelerfanjo says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:05 am
    Two time caught cheating coach… who cares or believes what he says? No one! Most pompous and over-rated coach of all time. Why the NFL loves him, is amazing.

    ———–

    Bill had a camera put 15′ in the wrong direction in the stands in front of 40k fans… Mike Tomlin tripped Jacoby Jones on a return play.

    We all saw which coach was the cheater.

  6. “That being said, we feel confident in our preparation for the Steelers. No one cheats… Errr ummm (cough) prepares harder than our guys”

    -Belichick

  7. Felt good to end Billy’s season in Foxboro. Twice.

    Billy’s Father,
    John Harbaugh, World Champion

    ***

    Might happen for a 3rd time this year!

  8. Belichick’s mind games have started. How will Tomlin respond? Will he go the Nick Saban’s route and call Belichick’s praises rat poison or will he take the bait? Stay tuned folks.

  9. Bill had a camera put 15′ in the wrong direction in the stands in front of 40k fans…

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

    Spygate was a lot more than a camera in the wrong place. Kraft’s buddy Goodel protected the Pats by destroying the tapes. And we don’t need to hear the nonsense that everyone saw those tapes. And there were certainly other tapes not turned over. Belichick should have been suspended for a year like Payton.

  10. 49ersfury – good job pointing out the reality of the Cleveland deal. Most people don’t realize the Cleveland hasn’t been able to equal that season since then.

  11. There isn’t one NFL fan who wouldn’t trade their head coach for Bill Belichick in a nano second.
    So criticize him and call him names all you want. You and I know it’s borne out of hatred because he’s the best coach in the NFL.
    I’m a Packers fan and I’d trade our head coach, our GM, and every other coach on the Packers for Bill Belichick. Belichick is on a par with the greatest coach in NFL history — Vince Lombardi — and he’s the only one who is.

  12. The steeler fans are the loudest cryers of ‘cheater’ in the NFL. The funny part is they think all of America agrees with them. Some do, many others appreciate the Patriots greatness. The fact of the matter is, they just can’t accept that the Pats have been better than the steelers this entire century. By a lot. Congrats on your run, 40 yrs ago.

  13. I am actually entertained by Billy B. After a game, he says next to nothing… grunting and mumbling. Ask him before he plays an opponent, even if it were the Browns he’d be lobbing praise grenades all over the place.

  14. steelerfanjo says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:05 am
    Two time caught cheating coach… who cares or believes what he says? No one! Most pompous and over-rated coach of all time. Why the NFL loves him, is amazing.
    ——————————-
    Sigh… If saying this makes you feel better, oh well, go ahead.

  15. I think it is actually a back handed comment at Tomlin “coach [Mike] Tomlin does a great job with the clock management, with the play selection — just doing the right plays in the right situations and executing them well.” Any Steelers fan knows that’s laughable.. Yesterday Tomlin kinda back handed Belichick when he said he was just doing his “professional duties” when answering Dungy’s questions about the upcoming game… we ALL KNOW that Belichick never answers any questions

  16. Two time caught cheating coach… who cares or believes what he says? No one! Most pompous and over-rated coach of all time. Why the NFL loves him, is amazing.

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    ignoring the fact the the only illegal thing about spygate was where the cameras were placed and that rule still hasn’t changed today even despite the NFL telling teams not to film. BB was never caught cheating twice, he had nothing to do with deflategate and the NFL confirmed this despite a total sham and manipulated investigation, but no need to get into that as you clearly dont have the capacity to understand facts. but you should be able to prove the two times he was caught cheating.

    but you are a steelers fan

    2013 tomlin steps on field to block the path of a running player with a ball
    2012 steelers doctor is indicted for long history of purchasing steroids and HGH for the years of 1997-2007

  17. 49ersfury says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:04 am

    A little trivial irony for y’all.
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    Thanks Alanis.

  18. That’s the positive aspect of the Steelers playing down to the likes of the Titans (for more than half of the game), the Packers, the Bengals, and the Ravens;
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    It’s only a positive aspect if it makes it clear to that organization that their biggest obstacle to greatness by far is Coach Trippy McTripster.

    🙂

  19. ariani1985 says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:35 am
    This will not sit well with 2 yard Tom…
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    To you it’s 5 time World Champion, 4 time Super Bowl MVP, 2 time league MVP and Greatest QB who ever lived 2 yard Tom.

    Get it right boy!

  20. luckyforus says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Bill had a camera put 15′ in the wrong direction in the stands in front of 40k fans…
    ===============
    Spygate was a lot more than a camera in the wrong place. Kraft’s buddy Goodel protected the Pats by destroying the tapes. And we don’t need to hear the nonsense that everyone saw those tapes. And there were certainly other tapes not turned over. Belichick should have been suspended for a year like Payton.

    ————–

    The Patriots were punished for those tapes! Biggest punishment in league history. You act like there’s some conspiracy and they got away with it or something.

    What do you think was on the tapes? Let me save you the concern. It was tape of every team’s signals that the Patriots ever played from across the field. If you are wondering if your favorite team was filmed, it was. The Patriots didn’t think they were breaking the rules.

    But like I said, they were breaking the rules and they were heavily punished for it.

    There’s no conspiracy.

  21. luckyforus says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Spygate was a lot more than a camera in the wrong place. Kraft’s buddy Goodel protected the Pats by destroying the tapes. And we don’t need to hear the nonsense that everyone saw those tapes. And there were certainly other tapes not turned over. Belichick should have been suspended for a year like Payton.
    —————————-

    Lol. You sure do lead a deranged, pathetic life.

    What do you imagine was on those tapes to get everyone in such a dither?

  22. 2012 steelers doctor is indicted for long history of purchasing steroids and HGH for the years of 1997-2007
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    Let’s not forget that Terry Bradshaw admitted on the record on a national radio show that he and his entire team were steroid abusers when they won 4 in the 70s. He even said “what I did was wrong”. Why would he say such a thing if he ha nothing to apologize for

    And no… despite what Steelers apologists tell you- it was NOT legal in any way, shape or form.

  23. .
    Perhaps the most anticipated game of the season is on tap for Sunday and the thread turns into a relitigation blog about the 2007 season. Why not take this crap over to the history channel?
    .

  24. udontknowjaq says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:40 am
    What’s done in the dark always comes to light. Shady Brady will be exposed one day. Bonds/Brady there is no difference..

    ————-

    Huh?

    That may be the most ridiculous comparison ever in history.

    Exposed for what exactly?

  25. But like I said, they were breaking the rules
    ——
    Actually they weren’t. The letter of the rule says that filming was prohibited when the information can be used in game. Belichick said he never used the information in game.

    Therefore there should have been no problem… at least until the league chose to clarify the rule. Not Belichick’s fault that the rule wasnt clear at the time. Perhaps Belichick’s mistake was not checking with the league first to be sure, as he had no idea Goodell being the incompetent clown that he is would choose to thump his chest about the whole thing instead of being a real commissioner doing his job,

  26. wib22 says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:15 am
    Felt good to end Billy’s season in Foxboro. Twice.
    Billy’s Father,
    John Harbaugh, World Champion
    ***
    Might happen for a 3rd time this year!

    ————

    That’s why they play the games. Have to wait and see.

  27. Remember when the NFL handed the Steelers their last superbowl because Jerome Bettis was retiring, then handed the Ravens the trophy when Ray Lewis retired. Right before the playoffs, expect Ben to formally announce that he will retire, and all calls will go his way.

  28. Perhaps the most anticipated game of the season is on tap for Sunday
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    It’s too bad these two teams can’t meet in the Super Bowl.

  29. steeldominance says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:15 am
    “That being said, we feel confident in our preparation for the Steelers. No one cheats… Errr ummm (cough) prepares harder than our guys”
    -Belichick

    ———

    so lame!

  30. I’ll be honest. As a Patriots fan my hate for the Steelers these days has waned to a case of “I hope you lose cause it’s better for my team”. There are some guys with that team that are easy to despise (like Porter) but overall… meh.

    Maybe it has to do with the Ravens who are much more loathsome to me. When the Steelers make them irrelevant that’s not a bad thing. 🙂

  31. Its part of his act to “show respect” and at the same time to CYA in case the Steelers run over his team like the the Dolphins did Monday night. The I told you they were a great team thing. Mr. Bill is Mr.Mis-direction.

  32. udontknowjaq says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:40 am
    What’s done in the dark always comes to light. Shady Brady will be exposed one day. Bonds/Brady there is no difference..

    —-
    Isn’t it funny how every sports cheater in history has had a whistleblower. The Steelers and their rampant and systemic PED cheating for example, had Steve Courson. Bonds had a whistleblower. Armstrong had his masseuse. And so on.

    And yet… of all the people who have left the Patriots organization… many of whom on less than good terms… not one has ever said they were aware of cheating, have seen cheating or participated in it. Not one has ever brought evidence to light of any such thing.

    Not. One.

    Huh. Go figure 🙂

    And I suspect it’s pointless to hold your breath waiting for one to emerge. 🙂 Perhaps it’s a more worthwhile exercise to be honest and admit that we are just better than you, at least to date. Acceptance is the next step after denial and anger. 🙂

    Cheers!

  33. “That being said, we feel confident in our preparation for the Steelers. No one cheats… Errr ummm (cough) prepares harder than our guys”
    -Belichick
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    Remember when it was prideful to be a Steelers fan? Now all they do is complain about cheating when they get pounded by the Patriots each and every year. The irony in their comments is not lost. It likely comes from their overrated coach, but it is what it is. When the cheating comments get lame, they try to remind you that the Steelers are the best because of what they did 50 years ago. What a joke of a fanbase they have turned into. Really sad.

  34. The steeler fans are the loudest cryers of ‘cheater’ in the NFL. The funny part is they think all of America agrees with them. Some do, many others appreciate the Patriots greatness. The fact of the matter is, they just can’t accept that the Pats have been better than the steelers this entire century. By a lot. Congrats on your run, 40 yrs ago.

    31 8
    Most people think the Pat’s were cheaters without question, but I think it’s great that you Pat’s fanboys always have to defend imagined slights and worry so much about your image. I think most Steeler fans respect what the Pat’s have accomplished but don’t really care for the boorish loud mouth fools that root for the team like the poster above who likes to frequently give unsupported statements of”facts”. So I guess you are discounting the two Super Bowls since 2000? It’s ok little homer if it makes you feel superior ….go far it Percy.

  35. When the cheating comments get lame, they try to remind you that the Steelers are the best because of what they did 50 years ago. What a joke of a fanbase they have turned into. Really sad.
    —-

    Well- I’ll be honest and objective. They have 6 and we have 5. We are chasing them so they can talk.

    For now. 🙂 Enjoy it while it lasts. I suspect it won’t be for much longer.

    🙂

  36. Why are Ravens fans even in here yipping? You should want the Pats to beat the Steelers in this game so you can make the playoffs and even I know that despite not caring about your division at all. In fact, you haven’t made the playoffs since joining the Deflategate rat brigade, and a Patriots loss this weekend will push you farther out in favor of … the Bills. The Bills! Time to stop talking.

  37. Wake me up when BB talks trash about their opponent.
    The Steelers really looks good this season and the Patriots are hobbled with injury. It won’t be easy for the Pats to beat the Steelers this time, but it’s doable. They both deserve to be in the SB and will represent the AFC strongly. There’s no griping about it.

  38. luckyforus says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Spygate was a lot more than a camera in the wrong place. Kraft’s buddy Goodel protected the Pats by destroying the tapes. And we don’t need to hear the nonsense that everyone saw those tapes. And there were certainly other tapes not turned over. Belichick should have been suspended for a year like Payton.
    ………………………………….
    You forget that it was perfectly legal to tape your opponent, so it didn’t matter what might have been on those imaginary tapes of yours. What mattered was where the camera was located when they made those tapes. If they had made the exact same tapes, 15 feet from where they were filming, there would be no Spygate.

  39. BB is not who we Pats fans should worry about. TB12 looked god awful last week. I hope he had a case of the flu and they were able to keep it secret.

    One of the only times TB didn’t look like he wanted to be there. Some of those passes….he was just tossing it up there.

    Gronk back: check
    TB12 back to normal: unknown
    Trey Flowers back: unknown

  40. tedmurph says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:27 am
    “The Steeler fans are the loudest cryers of ‘cheater’ in the NFL.”
    —–
    Apparently you haven’t met the Seahawks fans.

  41. One of the only times TB didn’t look like he wanted to be there. Some of those passes….he was just tossing it up there.
    —-
    It was a very curious performance for sure. He did say this week that he feels much better so it sounds like he was not well. Which explains a lot,

  42. You forget that it was perfectly legal to tape your opponent, so it didn’t matter what might have been on those imaginary tapes of yours. What mattered was where the camera was located when they made those tapes. If they had made the exact same tapes, 15 feet from where they were filming, there would be no Spygate.

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

    Nonsense. It was never legal to tape opponents signals. That’s why they restricted the areas you could have cameras.

  43. Patriots just became relevant in 2000. They’re having a nice run but again the Steelers have been doing it since your children’s children were in diapers. Not just one coach & one Qb. Steelers fans can talk about the past cause of the greatest dynasty of all time & no team has won more in modern football that the Pittsburgh Steelers! In 2017 up to week 15 the best record in the NFL!

    Plus Mr. Dan Rooney, the Steelers owners showed Kraft the way & reading the comments this the thanks/respect Patriots fans give the Steelers?!

    RIP Patriots Way 2017 ended by the greatest organization in pro football The Pittsburgh Steelers..

  44. udontknowjaq says:
    December 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    Patriots just became relevant in 2000. They’re having a nice run but again the Steelers have been doing it since your children’s children were in diapers. Not just one coach & one Qb. Steelers fans can talk about the past cause of the greatest dynasty of all time & no team has won more in modern football that the Pittsburgh Steelers! In 2017 up to week 15 the best record in the NFL!
    Plus Mr. Dan Rooney, the Steelers owners showed Kraft the way & reading the comments this the thanks/respect Patriots fans give the Steelers?!
    RIP Patriots Way 2017 ended by the greatest organization in pro football The Pittsburgh Steelers..

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    Ha… I will agree that the Steelers were the team of the 70s, although Dallas and Miami were right there.

    However, they have just been ok since then.

    The Patriots have clearly been the best team so far in this decade, and definitely the last one and they also didn’t lose a playoff game to Tim Tebow.

  45. “So if/when the Patriots and Steelers are caught in a close game with five minutes or so to play, the Steelers will be less likely to freak out and/or to make bad decisions than if they’d been blowing teams out, week after week.”

    less likely? based on what??
    They’ve been NOTHING BUT likely to mess up, based on their track record.
    Please, nothing is “less likely” with Tomlin, especially interfering with an opposing player on the field DURING a play
    Stealers*

  46. testmicroblog22 says:
    December 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm
    Belichick has been looking old recently. I hope that doesn’t signal anything.

    ———–

    It actually does signal something. That he is getting old. He’s 65!

  47. The Patriots have clearly been the best team so far in this decade, and definitely the last one and they also didn’t lose a playoff game to Tim Tebow.

    The Steelers have won two Lombardi’s and haven’t been punished by the league for being cheaters…so hahaha.

  48. Ha… I will agree that the Steelers were the team of the 70s, although Dallas and Miami were right there.
    —-
    And the Raiders

  49. As Bill Cower himself stated: “I think if they’re guilty of anything, they’re guilty of arrogance, because they were told not to do something. But it was something that everybody does. The only thing they got caught [was] doing it with a camera. We had people that always tried to steal signals. Stealing someone’s signals was a part of the game, and everybody attempted to do that.”

    Now, can we let it rest and just enjoy the game?

    I mean, as much as the poor calls (which EVERY team suffers, just not always the same day), protest culture and multitude of commercial breaks will allow….

  50. They’ve been NOTHING BUT likely to mess up, based on their track record.
    Please, nothing is “less likely” with Tomlin, especially interfering with an opposing player on the field DURING a play
    Stealers*

    I guess you have forgotten about Gronk’s elbow exercise…..can you say hypocrites.

  51. tb12bestqbevah says:
    December 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    BB is not who we Pats fans should worry about. TB12 looked god awful last week. I hope he had a case of the flu and they were able to keep it secret.
    One of the only times TB didn’t look like he wanted to be there. Some of those passes….he was just tossing it up there.
    Gronk back: check
    TB12 back to normal: unknown
    Trey Flowers back: unknown

    ———–
    That’s completely wrong in terms of Brady’s demeanor. He threw 2 picks… He also did that in the Super Bowl and came from behind and won and it was his greatest game ever.

    In this one they were a few inches away from making it a 3 point game several times. Lawrence Guy dropped an easy pick 6 and Amendola was an inch away from the endzone. Could have easily had a chance to tie it despite playing poorly. Sometimes they have to grind it out. Can’t always be a 120+ passer rating.

  52. “Patriots just became relevant in 2000”

    Yeah they had no impact on the league before then, the 2 Super Bowls they made it to and lost still meant they were 2nd best team in the league those years and quite relevant.

  53. steelerfanjo says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:05 am
    Two time caught cheating coach… who cares or believes what he says? No one! Most pompous and over-rated coach of all time. Why the NFL loves him, is amazing.

    ———-

    It’s not the NFL… most football fans think he’s at least in the top 2 or 3 coaches of all time. Obviously not the Patriots haters that post here, but most fans.

  54. Here is some information for those of you that are operating under the delusion that it is against the rules to tape signals:

    “In the NFL’s operations manual, it states that “no video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches’ booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game.” Furthermore, all video shooting locations for coaching purposes “must be enclosed on all sides with a roof overhead.”

    In a memo to NFL head coaches and general managers on Sept. 6, 2006, NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson wrote: “Videotaping of any type, including but not limited to taping of an opponent’s offensive or defensive signals, is prohibited on the sidelines, in the coaches’ booth, in the locker room, or at any other locations accessible to club staff members during the game.””

  55. luckyforus says:
    December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    You forget that it was perfectly legal to tape your opponent, so it didn’t matter what might have been on those imaginary tapes of yours. What mattered was where the camera was located when they made those tapes. If they had made the exact same tapes, 15 feet from where they were filming, there would be no Spygate.

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

    Nonsense. It was never legal to tape opponents signals. That’s why they restricted the areas you could have cameras.

    ———–

    Ummmm…..it is legal to tape opposing teams’ signals today….an teams regularly do it all the time.

  56. Wrong again drooly

    So how many Lombardi’s did the Cheats have prior to 2000……..zip, nada, nun ya. Don’t try to rewrite history and absolutely no alternate facts allowed.

  57. If only I had been smart enough in college to talk up women (in a nice way) like Belichick talks up opposing teams. I doubt Belichick was that smart either.

  58. If one keeps changing the subject and moving the goalposts, perhaps someday they’ll be right about something. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. Until then lmao.

  59. Nofoolnodrool says:
    December 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    So how many Lombardi’s did the Cheats have prior to 2000……..zip, nada, nun ya. Don’t try to rewrite history and absolutely no alternate facts allowed.
    ——————–

    You were wrong about the Steelers not being punished for cheating, since Tomlin clearly was.

  60. Nofoolnodrool says:
    December 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    5>2.

    You left out the Pat’s were down 4 to begin 2000, but that doesn’t fit your spin…epic fail.
    —————————-

    You would think that with such a head start, the Steelers would be ahead by more than one Super Bowl win. Oh yeah, they sucked for a number of years themselves.

  61. People seem to forget that Steelers lost a third round pick for cheating on the salary cap in 2001 and other offenses. In the last 12 months, they lied about Bell’s injury on the injury report, the Giants turned them in for having deflated balls and their team doctor was finally convicted of illegal steroid trafficking. The NFL did not comment or investigate any of those three events.

    The NFL is very capricious in the way they dole out punishment. The reactions against the Patriots by the NFL has clearly not been about integrity of the game, rather certain members of the front office (Kensil for one) with an ax to grind.

  62. Most teams actually have more talent than the Pats because they pick lower on average than any other team. Pittsburgh should absolutely win with the talent they and being at home, BUT Belichick and Brady always give you a chance.

  63. foolish droolish says:

    says:
    December 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    They’ve been NOTHING BUT likely to mess up, based on their track record.
    Please, nothing is “less likely” with Tomlin, especially interfering with an opposing player on the field DURING a play
    Stealers*
    ___

    I guess you have forgotten about Gronk’s elbow exercise…..can you say hypocrites.

    ____

    Apples and oranges.

    Gronk landed on T White AFTER the play was over. A cheap shot for sure but had ZERO impact on the play at hand.

    Trippy is the only Coach in NFL history to cheat ON CAMERA by affecting a live play in REAL TIME.
    I wouldn’t expect you to see the difference, so I decided to do you a favor and coach you up, son. Get me some gatorade and grab a seat on the bench.

  64. trollaikman8 says:
    December 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    The game is in New England right?
    —————–

    Wrong.

  65. udontknowjaq says:
    December 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    …since your children’s children were in diapers.
    Steelers fans can talk about the past cause of the greatest dynasty of all time
    __________________________________

    Uh…some of my children’s children are toddlers in diapers right now. The greatest football dynasty of all time would be the 60’s Packers. The Steelers were doormats for the first 40 years of their existence then had a hell of a run for 6-8 years in the 70’s before falling to second and third tier status with an occasional peak/valley for @ 20 years. They’ve actually had their best sustained run (playoffs 11 of the past 16 seasons with 2 championships) in this century. The two best teams in the conference are squaring off in a match that may well determine home field advantage in the playoffs and the conversation is about what was? Why are we bothering right now with what happened in the 70’s or 2000’s? There is no game but the next one. History is fine and all but how about we talk about the game of the season that’s coming up in 2 days?
    You really don’t know jaq.

  66. Taping signals has always been illegal. Cheating teams were still doing it so that’s the reason for the memo. The NFL knew it couldn’t prevent teams from taping signals so the NFL restricted the areas where teams could have access to prevent taping signals and using them in real time in the same game. That’s also why the NFL now uses headsets to call the plays.

    And there is no reason to tape signsls unless you’re using them in the same game. What’s the purpose?

  67. Does anybody remember in the seventies when the Steelers got caught starting training camp 6 weeks earlier than everybody else in order to gain a competitive advantage, and lost draft picks? Cheaters.

  68. luckyforus says:
    December 15, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    And there is no reason to tape signsls unless you’re using them in the same game. What’s the purpose?
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    Because teams don’t change their signals every week.

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