Report: Colts sweep for bugs in locker room when at Gillette Stadium

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Earlier this week, former Colts coach Tony Dungy said that Peyton Manning would refuse to discuss certain parts of the team’s strategy in the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium because of fears that the Patriots were eavesdropping on conversations through listening devices.

Manning and Dungy are gone from Indianapolis, but the team reportedly still shares the same concerns about what might be joining them in the locker room. Bob Kravitz of WTHR reports that the Colts still sweep the visiting locker room for bugs whenever they play at Gillette Stadium.

As Kravitz notes, chances are that the Colts have never found anything as there’s never been any talk about finding a device or related investigation into something from a league that’s spent months and millions trying to punish the Patriots quarterback for allegedy being “generally aware” of a plot to under-inflate footballs.

In the video below, you can hear former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison’s response to Dungy’s story from earlier in the week. Harrison says the team had no inside information when it came to playing the Colts and points out that other teams have had success stopping Manning at home and on the road in the postseason.

If the Colts actually are spending time trying to see if their locker room is bugged, though, there would be some benefit to the Patriots because it is time spent thinking about something other than the game at hand. The results of the last few meetings between the Pats and Colts suggest that’s not the best course of action for the 2014 AFC Finalists to be taking.

297 responses to “Report: Colts sweep for bugs in locker room when at Gillette Stadium

  1. Oh Kravitz said it, must be right. Can’t believe that hack still has a job. Irsay’s puppet.

  2. This is starting to look more like that the Colts are hyper-paranoid, and less like the Pats are really cheaters.

  3. C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.

  4. Kravitz has it wrong, again.

    At Irsay’s request, the Colts are actually sweeping for lost unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. *wink*

  5. Hey Colts, how about the reality that the Patriots are just a better run team than your are. The frustration that loosing creates, is a lot of paranoia.

  6. Anything is possible with these known cheaters. Along with those reports that headsets of opposing teams shockingly lost communication at key moments in games at Gillette, deflating balls, video taping opponents practices, etc, nothing should be surprising with these low-lifes. Win at all costs, right Pats?

  7. Doesn’t the Colts sweeping the locker room for bugs and never finding a bug kind of prove that there are no bugs to find?

    45-7. Spend less time sweeping for bugs and emailing the league office, and more time getting ready to play.

  8. bvolke says:

    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.
    ===============================

    and what did they find?

    NOTHING, because if they had, we know they wolud have initiated a federal investigation.

  9. Patriots are the equivalent to the Boogeyman of the NFL. The rest of the NFL wakes up in cold sweats at the mere thought of playing them. It’s safe to say the NFL has gone and lost their minds over the Patriots.

  10. oh boy……next we’ll see a tweet from Mort saying: per league sources, 11 of 12 Patriots bugs were at least 2 decibels under

  11. “No one ever found anything”

    Yet the sheep will still accuse the Pats of using bugs now. PFT, please be more responsible. The masses can’t separate the bogus from reality.

  12. Kravitz was right about 11 of 12 balls being under inflated so you KNOW this report is right

    The Colts also likely found some bugs but they didn’t announce it since everyone in the NFL just wants to protect Belichick from being suspended when he’s likely the guilty party in Deflategate

    Is that about what we’re expecting from the Tinfoil hat wearing fans?

  13. Maybe if they fixed their run defense , they had a better chance instead of blaming bugs in locker room

  14. Never found diddly, of course. But now the Patriots should check after the Colts leave to make sure nothing was planted to frame the Patriots later. Remember that time the Colts piped in crowd noise actually skipped on national television? They have no shame.

  15. It’s time for the owners to force Kraft to sell the team. The patriots have been a disgrace with one scandal after another since 2001. The integrity of the game is at stake.

  16. Do you think Andrew Luck is personally walking around with a detector in the locker room? Smh

  17. This is pathetic. I mean P-A-T-HETIC.

    The NFL is losing its #DeflateGate battle and now is trying
    to drum up public support by dragging skeltons out of the
    closet.

    This is a smear campaign BY the league AGAINST its
    Marquee franchise who constantly humiliates them.

  18. Well, that would seem to be good news for the Pats, since the fact that nothing was ever found in all these years means that the locker room isn’t bugged.

    But of course, that’s just because the Pats are actually bugging the hall where the Colts coach and QB like to go to strategize….

  19. Let me get this straight: The colts will email the league about concerns of ball deflation levels but not their concerns that the locker room is bugged?

  20. What are they eavesdropping on? They don’t need inside information to run the ball right down their throats. Maybe they are doing it for laughs as the Colts game plan to get run over.

  21. In the web of tunnels under Foxborough………

    Colonel Hogan, Kinchloe, Carter, Tom Brady, Newkirk, Bob Kraft, Lebeau and Bill Belichick were sitting around, eating strudel and listening to the Colts on the coffee pot.

    I know nothing, nooothiiingk.

  22. sweetnBlow44 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:10 PM

    Anything is possible with these known cheaters. Along with those reports that headsets of opposing teams shockingly lost communication at key moments in games at Gillette, deflating balls, video taping opponents practices, etc, nothing should be surprising with these low-lifes. Win at all costs, right Pats?

    ——–

    Anything is possible with these known winners. Along with those reports that headsets of opposing teams shockingly lost at almost every stadium with many different teams communication at key and ordinary moments in games at lots of stadiums, deflating balls using nature’s ideal gas laws, video taping opponents defensive signals legally until a memo changed the rule–and owning up to ignoring the memo of where they could place the camera, etc, nothing should be surprising with this repeatedly proven superior team. All you do is win, right Pats?

  23. If Peyton really believed this and he’s so smart why didn’t he just feed them mis-information. If you believe this you must of been fed mis-information.

    REALLY!!

  24. Next thing, Tom Moore will come out and say that when he used to call plays on the sideline, he’d hold his laminated playsheet over his mouth!

  25. bvolke says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM
    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.
    ———————————————-

    How many years have they been sweeping for bugs and how many bugs have they found exactly(hint: zero).

    It’s a case of the jellies in a league that prides itself on parity, don’t think I need to say more…

  26. So the Colts losing DeflaKeGate, so they double down on this?

    Somebody who loves Jim Irsay needs to take his pills away. He’s at it again …

  27. The Pats have more accusations than Bill Cosby, but I’m sure it’s all a misconception. Ask a Pats fan, they’ll tell you all about their legit history.

  28. This is all getting awesomer and awesomer! The Colts are going to get to the point of soiling themselves just by landing a plane in Massachusetts.

    The runway is bugged!
    The highway is bugged!
    Your forehead is bugged!
    The cleaning lady wants your playbook!
    Is there a camera in that helmet?
    That pylon is bugged!
    There is a parabolic mic on that hill!

    Good times.

  29. Proud day for Colts fans knowing how paranoid your team’s management is. I want them fined $1 million dollars and the loss of 1st and 4th round draft picks for this slander of fellow NFL team as this is not in the best interest of league integrity. Maybe the Colts should do dna and back ground checks of all employees. Maybe one of them is Bill Belichick’s long lost kids who is spying on them.

  30. The great part about “all these accusations” are that they come from the same source. A team (2 if you include the Jets) that tried to beat the Pats for years and couldnt. Time to step up and have some class colts.

  31. Is anyone at all surprised it is Kravitz? If Roger Goodell is Voldemort, Kravitz is his Peter Petigrew “Wormtail.”

  32. Brought to you, ladies and gentlemen, from the people who started the framegate fiasco!…….Perhaps Grigson and minions need medication for paranoia……or maybe they should just have done something to help their defense this past off season!

  33. If you are a Patriots fan this is GREAT!

    It just shows you the the Patriots are in the heads of the visiting team before they hit the field. That’s a good thing!

  34. This is not even funny anymore. The NFL is supposed to be a professional league.
    No team should ever have to secretly sweep for bugs because they fear spying and Goodell from protecting competitiveness / ignoring accusations like the headset hacking which never got investigated.
    This is a terrible look for Goodell because it shows teams were reluctant to report issues because they didn’t trust him. Its really hard to be an nfl fan these days…

  35. Dear Irsay,
    Invest in some bug spray dude… WTH
    And send me some pills…
    Sincerely,
    Zach

  36. Speaking of puppets, I’m sure if Belichick told Harrison they didn’t have any inside information on the Colts, it was the absolute truth…you know those two are so close it’s like they’re psychic.

  37. Spend less time sweeping for bugs and more time gameplanning and you might actually get within a pair of touchdowns one day.

  38. AND .. if they ever found anything it’d be front page news, leaked to Chris Mortenson, and we’d be in the midst of another “independent” investigation.

    So clearly they’ve never found a single thing. Nothing.

    So — this is a report about the pure paranoia of an organization that absolutely can’t believe they continually get destroyed by the New England Patriots.

  39. I think the Pats have missed their true calling; apparently the should be working for the CIA since they’re so good at this spy crud that everyone is convinced they’ve been doing for 20 years and no one has any proof!

  40. Maybe the patriots had a little person hiding in the ceiling, closet or floor listening in and texting coach. The colts should of brought in dogs to sniff them out instead of playing like a bunch of dogs.

  41. So, although no bugs were ever found, the Colts believe it is possible the Patriots might have thought about doing it?

    According the the Roger Goodell rulebook, that’s a loss of a first round draft pick and a million dollar fine! Plus a four game suspension for Brady because he may have been generally aware that the Colts thought this was happening.

  42. While the Colts sweep for bugs

    PATRIOTS sweep teams for Super Bowl rings

    Jealous NFL Owners/Coaches/Players really know how to embarrass themselves.

  43. All the idiots who bealive Brady deliberately destroyed his phone and and that 11/12 balls were 2 pounds under the legal range will now think the pats wire tap opposing teams locker rooms. Are u guys the same group who buys those tabloids that have batboy, Bigfoot, and real ghosts as the lead stories?

  44. After their loss in lucas oil stadium where Jonas Gray kept running over the Colts, it was reported that the Colts also searched their own locker rooms for bugs.
    They ended up finding a rodent called Ryan Grigson.

  45. Wait a minute – something stinks here.

    First Tony Dungy suggests (without any proof, mind you) that the Patriots were bugging the visitors’ locker room.

    But now we hear that the Colts actually sweep the locker room for bugs.

    Well, the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that the Colts never found any bugs. Otherwise, they would have reported it to the league.

    So it begs the question – why is that piece of excrement Dungy making allegations that the Colts themselves have proven are false (by virtue of the fact that they never found any bugs)?

    What a POS Dungy is.

  46. We don’t know if they found them, but the reason my boss is socked away with NDA is because his job was in the espionage dept. I’m tired and dusty of sitting on this shelf

    Not surprised all the people who suspect and find issues are re-speaking up. The reason the NFL is not settling is because we’re dealing with a team that feels entitled to gain any advantage in a game of inches.

    The game has much parity the past 20 years and every little thing matters. Why do you think teams, especially NE continue to exploit the rules or gray areas? It’s pretty common. Seems the ivory tower up there needs the validation to be the best ever when all they were forever were an afterthought in Boston sports.

    BB brought his ways from Cleveland and with the help of a new statdium design/construction and technology have finally paid off with 4 titles.

    The ball inflation thing was not a recent idea, it’s born out of trying to get better in areas of game execution. Heck didn’t the coach forward a book on physics of the game, the execution and actual conditions and the equipment? Take it all at face value….. He’s a big line stepper. Why is he being given an out in this farce? He controls everything with the football operation. Sadly he threw Tommy under the bus to protect himself from being banned.

  47. thefootballgodssay says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:25 PM
    ELI and the giants had no problem beating the pats in new England

    Yes, you guys did and while we Pats fans still cringe at the memory of those games….we have never accused you of cheating to get them. And the Giants have never made excuses for losing either. Colts are whining losers!

  48. Gotta love it. The NFL has taken away the Pats ability to deflate footballs, spy on other teams, ease drop on the opponents communications. Can’t wait to see what kind of cheating scandal they will be involved in next !!

  49. lol at how bothered by this the national media is.

    “Oh no! Our beloved Patriots!! Stop calling them cheaters! Leave Brady alone!!”

    Their legacy is ruined forever.

  50. The Colts are not exactly squeaky clean themselves. Most sanctimonious fan base in the league. But hey, they have a nice new “AFC Runner Up” banner hanging in the Lucas Oil Dome — LOL.

  51. I think we should just put the pats in the Arena league, and move on from all of this. I’m tired of cheaters !!!!!

  52. bbfe says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:18 PM
    This is all getting awesomer and awesomer! The Colts are going to get to the point of soiling themselves just by landing a plane in Massachusetts.

    The runway is bugged!
    The highway is bugged!
    Your forehead is bugged!
    The cleaning lady wants your playbook!
    Is there a camera in that helmet?
    That pylon is bugged!
    There is a parabolic mic on that hill!

    Good times.
    ——————————————————————

    THERE’S A MICROPHONE IN THE CAKE!

  53. All the concern of what the Patriots could be doing is part of the problem that needs to be fixed. That is the reason that when caught, they need to be punished so harshly that no team or player EVER wants to incur that wrath. Belichick & Brady should both be suspended for the entire 2015 season.

  54. sueb45 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:28 PM
    thefootballgodssay says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:25 PM
    ELI and the giants had no problem beating the pats in new England

    Yes, you guys did and while we Pats fans still cringe at the memory of those games….we have never accused you of cheating to get them. And the Giants have never made excuses for losing either. Colts are whining losers!

    I didn’t mean you had a problem beating us; I meant the opposite–“yes, you guys did beat us”

  55. And so the Colts continue to try to discredit New England. This is beyond pathetic at this point. There really should be ramifications against Indy.

  56. Is there a difference between Tony Dungy, Bob Kravitz and a bunch mid-teen-age girls?

    They sweep and sweep and never find anything. Huh?

    It can’t be that Belichick, Brady et al are just better. If the Patriots are cheaters then all these opposing GMs and Head Coaches and QBs, simple don’t suck so bad? Right.

    “They’re, They’re cheaters. Yeah. We lose cuz they cheat. Cheaters, Cheaters Cheaters”

    Men don’t whine. They congratulate the winners and set about making a better plan.

    And somebody please inform the ESPN anchors that no evidence exists that the Patriots ever taped opposing practices. It was hand signals, in game, in front of 70,000 others – and they got caught after being warned. Stupid. Fined, Lost a Draft Pick. Done.

  57. bvolke says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM
    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.

    ———

    This comment makes sense, but only if , you know, bugs were actually found….. Keep grabbing those straws. Better, yet, learn how to think rationally.

  58. I wouldn’t doubt the possibility of them bugging the room one bit… In fact, there must have been a ex-Patriot or two that have come over to play for the Colts that gave up information on what was going on over at Gillette Stadium. That is why I believe this to be true… why else would Manning not feel comfortable talking in the visitors locker room? Exactly. The cheaters doing what they normally do… cheat!

  59. Losers are always looking for excuses. Regarding the Colts, maybe a few better defensive players would help.

  60. “How could the Patriots ever have discovered our one weakness, running the ball at us straight up the middle of the field over and over until we fold like a cheap pup tent? It must have been … bugs!”

    Same franchise that tanked an entire season to draft Luck.

  61. With each stone caste, the Patriots transition more from just one school fish to a hungry loner great white shark. There will be blood this year. 2007 was nothing. Don’t expect Brady to take a knee or run out any clocks. Teams are going to get embarrassed and I anticipate TB shooting quite a few nasty glares up to the owners’ boxes as he steps on their throats with more and more pressure. He will be a crazy sadist that will take much pleasure in inflicting pain.

  62. thefatlazygamer says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:19 PM
    Watch Brady get suspended for 4 games for calling someone “the listener”.

    —-

    Let’s just hope Brady never called an exterminator—they’ll hang him for getting rid of the evidence (bugs–get it, LOL!!)

  63. “Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.”
    Sun Tzu

    Haha all these joke teams are soo paranoid of the Pats.
    Belichick is in their heads. This jusy shows they are better on every level. It also shows you Belichick follows the art of war. This is why he is the greatest General/Coach ever

  64. The problem with Harrison’s comments. The players aren’t told directly the Pats have insider information. The coaches setup the game plan on that information so it seems like they are geniuses. I doubt it ever happened but I never would’ve thought they’d tape walkthroughs and signals in the open either.

  65. C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.
    ===
    Did you miss the part where it said that the Colts’ counter-intel people never found anything?

    So if the report is true it’s evidence then one of two things is true:
    A) The Pats’ bugging is better than the Colts counter-intel,
    B ) The Colts bugging is better than the Pats bugging and since the Colts never found anything, then the Pats never placed anything.

  66. All these other teams need to quit whining and man up. They’ve been getting out-cheated for years.
    Get someone in your organization who knows how to cheat at a high level. Stop getting dominated in the cheating game!

  67. But of course, that’s just because the Pats are actually bugging the hall where the Colts coach and QB like to go to strategize….
    ===
    Hah. This is what I’ve been saying. The difference is that the “bugs” in the hallway are just security cameras with microphones, and it’s entirely legal. Because you’re in the hallway. With no expectation of privacy.

    Idiots…

  68. Wow. Do we really need much more evidence that the problem isn’t the Patriots, but the other teams who have failed against them for so long?

    Paranoia, baseless accusations, utter failure on the field, and resulting grudges. That’s not the Patriots’ problem.

  69. Next thing you’ll hear is how the Patriots broke their tape recorder because they didn’t think the league would want it.

    They ALWAYS destroy their old recording devices.

  70. Obviously the Colts first railroad attempt failed let’s start a new Story to keep the cheat chant going. Maybe if they spent as much energy game planning they could be more competitive lol 45-7 lol

  71. As a Vikings fan, the Colts just seem overly paranoid and desperate.

    I’m not even sure how this is a story if nothing was found. That just makes it even sadder.

  72. So san diego, and all the other teams who knocked around the soft colts were bugging the locker room also?? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Now i know where all those unused prescription drugs irsay collected went

  73. ilikeinfomercials says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:41 PM
    With each stone caste, the Patriots transition more from just one school fish to a hungry loner great white shark. There will be blood this year. 2007 was nothing. Don’t expect Brady to take a knee or run out any clocks. Teams are going to get embarrassed and I anticipate TB shooting quite a few nasty glares up to the owners’ boxes as he steps on their throats with more and more pressure. He will be a crazy sadist that will take much pleasure in inflicting pain.
    ——————–
    Or more likely, the refs will take the bubble wrap off Brady and he’ll be on IR by his 3rd game (Week 8)

  74. Number of times the Colts organization has “whined” about the Patriots (not the refs) cheating them out of a win: zero.

    They haven’t said deflating balls cost them games.

    They haven’t said supposed bugging cost them games.

    These are facts. Continue to spin them in vain.

  75. The Colts simply refuse to admit that Tom Brady and the Patriots were/are better than Peyton Manning/Andrew Luck and the Colts. Sad and pathetic.

  76. Funny how one day after the NFL gets their butts kicked by a Federal Judge because their case doesnt hold water – Dan Patrick magically brings up a 2010 Peter King column for Tony Dungy to comment on. His comments with an added twist is picked up by Kravitz a day later.
    No proof. No statements from the Colts or Manning. Just all innuendo.

    WOW – This is Journalism? This is Integrity? No…sounds like someone wants to manage the news cycle.

    Smells like that time when Grigson called Kravitz after the AFCCG – and ‘unofficially’ leaked that the Patriots cheated in the game his team lost so badly. Good move to distract a disappointed fan base.

    I think people need to wake up and get skeptical real fast to these types of stories.

    And hacks like Kravitz should call is a career….

  77. Why dont the Colts ever explain how during the 2006 playoffs in Indy when the Pats team had the flu, the heat in the Pats locker room was magically cranked up and the cold water turned off?

  78. EJ says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:38 PM
    I wouldn’t doubt the possibility of them bugging the room one bit… In fact, there must have been a ex-Patriot or two that have come over to play for the Colts that gave up information on what was going on over at Gillette Stadium. That is why I believe this to be true… why else would Manning not feel comfortable talking in the visitors locker room? Exactly. The cheaters doing what they normally do… cheat!
    —–
    Yeah, can’t you picture the team meeting where Belichick tells everybody not to say anything to anybody about the bugs we planted and oh by the way, so and so you’ve been traded to the Colts…mums the word!

  79. LOL. As a Browns fan I live for the day when teams sweep for bugs in our visitors locker room. Now teams just leave a copy of their playbook with us and tell us to try and stop them. Go Browns.

  80. coltsfan4yfe says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:50 PM

    Wow I would be SOOOOOO embarrassed to be a pats fan
    ————————

    Why would a Patriots fan be embarrassed of the only team that bothered to show up for the AFCCG?

    Did you see that game? The Colts got beat even worse in the second half, after the refs over-inflated the footballs at halftime.

  81. Why would they bug the locker room when they are already eavesdropping on the visiting teams headphone sets….allegedly.

  82. FoozieGrooler says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:31 PM
    As far as Belichick is concerned, if it isn’t expressly forbidden in the rule book, then it’s fair game.

    Ethics means nothing to this man.

    —-
    I feel the need to point out that if it isn’t expressly forbidden in the rule book…it is fair game.

  83. clbrwns says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:57 PM
    LOL. As a Browns fan I live for the day when teams sweep for bugs in our visitors locker room. Now teams just leave a copy of their playbook with us and tell us to try and stop them. Go Browns.

    Best post of the day!

  84. This might be why it’s taking the league so long to provide the teams with the ball-pressure gauges.
    It’s going to be a specially made all-in-one anti-cheating device for the visiting teams in Foxboro.
    Part ball gauge, part microphone detector, part emergency walkie-talkie for when the Pats turn off the coms at crucial parts of the game.

  85. So much Patriot bashing going on now because some NFL teams can’t handle losing WOW. I’m really surprised at Dan Patrick Show, I wonder who’s tomorrows Pats hating guest will be.

    Let me ask you this when the Pats lost 2 Super Bowls, did they complain and cry like these teams now? BB and the Pats wouldn’t allow that. Pats LOST more SBs recently than your AFC chump teams even reached lol. Us Pats fan know what you’re really mad about.

    Also I’m surprised I haven’t heard cheating accusations on the Pats for almost going undefeated that season, maybe if they won the SB that year there would be -_-

  86. This is so amazing. Belichick has so mind-f-ed the rest of the league they think he is like the CIA.

    BTW – Why does it seem like the COlts are putting a full court slanderthon on? I mean, do they see the writing on the wall that their last attempt is going to fail?

  87. @ cantbeatlogic says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:28 PM
    After their loss in lucas oil stadium where Jonas Gray kept running over the Colts, it was reported that the Colts also searched their own locker rooms for bugs.
    They ended up finding a rodent called Ryan Grigson. ——————————————————————————–
    LOL – Best post here!

  88. Once again BB in the head not only a coach and QB..but an entire organization. ..maybe winning out the AFC #1 seed and playing in a dome woulda helped ease the conversations on game planning…there’s one thing Manning can’t beat…weather in Foxboro in January. ..maybe there should be an investigation on the weather and how BB controls mother nature

  89. Yeah this proves Tom Brady is the target of a witch hunt!! I love how Pats fans will twist a story like this into the Pats being a squeaky clean organization.

  90. bvolke says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM
    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.

    _________________________________________

    Yeah come on. Its probably not bogus, but did you read the important part of the story: that they’ve never found anything? If they did, it’d be deflate-gate times 100. Are you really going to illegitimize superbowls based on this?

    Read the rest of the comments. Paranoia. It’s not Pats fans.

  91. You have to love how this was drummed up after the NFL had its butt handed to them in court on Wednesday. We can all hope that Judge Berman asks the NFL about it when they are next in court.

  92. Why dont the colts say they found 0 bugs. ? To make the mystery and false story of the patriots keep going ?

  93. Softest organization in the NFL. The Colts should count themselves lucky that they were moved to the AFC South so that they don’t have to face the Pats twice each season. I say the NFL swaps the Colts and the Bills for a while. This will allow the Pats to beat up on the Colts twice each season and end their easy road to the playoffs whilst giving the Bills a fair shot at making the playoffs once again. Call it a win-win-win.

  94. When you deal with a team, coach and quarterback who has a documented history of cheating, it is no surprise that team(s) use precaution. Good for them.

  95. Anything is possible with these known cheaters. Along with those reports that headsets of opposing teams shockingly lost communication at key moments in games at Gillette, deflating balls, video taping opponents practices, etc, nothing should be surprising with these low-lifes. Win at all costs, right Pats?
    —————————-
    1. headsets are controlled by the league not by the stadium.
    2. still no proof
    3.never taped a practice.

    So?

  96. All the sweeping for bugs and they never found any because there were never any there to begin with but still they keep doing it because they are so paranoid.

  97. At what stage does the media say enough is enough on these lame statements. Tony Dungy, man of god, good clean living guy, peacemaker… blah, blah, blah. Come up with some proof or just shut up Tony!

  98. Talk about renting space in someone’s head! WOW. With the paranoia running through the Colts Organization looks like the Patriots have “rented the whole mansion!”

    Unbelievable.

  99. Told you all before, Goodell’s only mistake was limiting the investigation.

    Pats have cheated for years and the major cheats, taping signals and deflating balls, are just the tip of the iceberg.

    For years the owners have tried to get Kraft to put a stop to it, but he’s not had the will or ability to do so.

    For years they’ve let Goodell convince them to do it behind the scenes to save the shield but the Pats just keep cheating.

    The other owners are fed up and going to stop it one way or another.

    Now Kraft will become an outcast among the owners as he should have been long ago.

    It ends now. The other owners are willing to take the black eye to stop the institutionalized, serial cheating by the Patri*ts and will continue to investigate, time after time, ALL the cheating until it stops.

    Pats’ fans can all call it jealousy or tin hat but that makes no sense for the league to make the Superbowl Champ out as a cheat unless they feel they ran out of options.

    You reap what you sow.

    Salute.

  100. beach305 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:14 PM
    It’s time for the owners to force Kraft to sell the team. The patriots have been a disgrace with one scandal after another since 2001. The integrity of the game is at stake.

    ———————————————————————

    I think you recollect wrong, it’s been since Goodell became commissioner not since 2001.

  101. People just don’t think. Who would be the technicians who installed the listening devices? How would they be placed to make sure voices could be singled out in a large locker room? Who would update or repair the devices? Who would be monitoring the devices to relay information to the coach? Since it is charged they have done this for many years, where are all of the people, and there had to be many, involved in this scheme from over the years? It comes down to this I guess, the NE Patriots are so good that their opponents think they must be cheating.

  102. The Patriots have 2 heartbreaking losses to the Giants in Super Bowls and to the Colts in the 2006 AFC Championship and I have NEVER heard anyone in the Patriots organization ever whine, complain or accuse their opponents of wrongdoing.

    Instead they tip their hats, act respectfully and move on.

    Maybe the Colts should take a cue from them instead of constantly spreading lies and rumors.

    Stay classy Indy….

  103. You all remember Eric Mangini? Beli brought him into the league in Cleveland, kept him on staff through various travels, taught him everything he knew. Then, Mangini left to coach the Jets. Terrible falling out. Then, Mangini turned in the Pats for the videotaping incident. Situation even worse and they hate each other. Don’t you think Mangini would have “spilled the beans” on any and every violation he could think of to get back at Beli? Why didn’t he? Answer = there are no secrets! How many former coaches and players who worked for Beli are out there? Hundreds? How many hate the man? At least dozens. Why doesn’t anyone come clean with the dirt they have or know about Beli? Because there’s nothing to come clean about. This is just like the equipment guys denying there was a scheme to deflate the balls. There was no scheme!

  104. In a few years, ESPN will talk incessantly about that time the Colts found bugs planted in the locker room.
    Message boards will light up with fans who echo those statements.

  105. Has anyone noticed that all this extra Patriot bashing started just after those texts were revealed where Brady’s childhood friend said Manning “needs things to be perfect to succeed, weather, his system, etc.” and Brady joined in the field of people predicting how long Manning would play, and said Manning had “two years.” All of the Manning sychophants are coming out in droves to collect guest appearance checks on all the talking head shows to try and pile on the Patriots and make it look like Manning got hosed when he lost all those big games. Kudos to Rodney Harrison for saying what nobody else wanted to say, but EVERYBODY already knows. Even I cringe when the topic of Mannings season enders come up. It’s like a bad car wreck. I just don’t want to look. Rodney is right though, these have happened against a broad spectrum of teams. Were they bugging him too? It used to be you had to have evidence to accuse and convict a person or organization. Not any more I guess.

  106. This is extremely insulting and childish. I bet Bill Polian will join this bandwagon as well. Come on. The colts are extremely lucky to be in AFC South with Jaguars, Texans and Titans. I don’t see them making the playoffs otherwise. Execute your game plan and try to win against the Patriots. Stop whining and complaining against a hall of fame QB and head coach. This behavior is truly disgusting and cheap..

  107. If NE had done this they would have broke several federal laws pertaining to electronic eavesdropping/surveillance.

    For anyone to say that, it is just downright stupid!

    If any of this was true, because Tony Dungy says so, or former Patriot players told him this, (I doubt it), the Feds would have been all over it YEARS ago!

    Like I said earlier…the Patriots are in the Colts head and are “renting the mansion!”

  108. Yeah, can’t you picture the team meeting where Belichick tells everybody not to say anything to anybody about the bugs we planted and oh by the way, so and so you’ve been traded to the Colts…mums the word!
    ===
    I could see BB doing that just to inject fear and paranoia into other teams.

    PSYOPS!

  109. On every Television Broadcast, henceforth, I expect to see an unofficial, metric for PSI in footballs, Db and photon -count for the filed conditions, at the line of scrimmage.

    Much like the “unofficial line of scrimmage” indicator, I expect to see these additional parameters, mentioned above.

    If not, I will come on the PFT comment board and denounce every penalty, touchdown and win.

  110. Just heard that the NFL will launch an investigation into the locker room bugging. Man oh man…public opinion of this organization has taken an absolute beating.

  111. SurfBandits says:
    Aug 21, 2015 2:44 PM
    If NE had done this they would have broke several federal laws pertaining to electronic eavesdropping/surveillance.

    — Maybe the Feds are all Dolphins fans?
    j/k

  112. Like information gleaned from anything clandestine would delineate down to Harrison.

    Information like that would be on a ‘need to know’ basis and there aren’t any players that would need to know.
    It’s simple really, tell everyone and get caught. Tell almost no one, and those chances greatly decrease.

  113. The only team that stopped the Colts from reaching the Super Bowl is the team that’s been caught numerous times cheating. At some point, the Patriots should be kicked out of the league. It’s a level playing field, other than the Patriots.

  114. tonebones says:
    Aug 21, 2015 2:48 PM
    The only team that stopped the Colts from reaching the Super Bowl is the team that’s been caught numerous times cheating. At some point, the Patriots should be kicked out of the league. It’s a level playing field, other than the Patriots.
    —-
    ….okay….The Pats outplayed the Colts so they should be kicked out of the league….because you can’t beat the Colts unless you cheat? Is that really what you’re saying….it doesn’t require any proof or evidence….beating the Colts is the standard? Really?

  115. I’m sure glad the team I root for, the Chiefs, don’t have to resort to these lame tactics.

    Of course, they destroyed the Patriots last season. So much so, that everyone was saying that the Patriots run was over.

    Guess not.

  116. Maybe they should try moving down to Div 1 college ball given they way they get their A$$ES kicked by the Great Patriots????

    Whining…

    Excuse-making….

    LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. As others have posted being inside the other guy’s head is classic Arnold’Red’Auerbach .Just listen to Jerry West’s sour grapes 46 years after
    Bill Russell’s 11th and final championship. A reporter once asked Red about the Celts knowing all the dead spots on the garden floor his answer -was something like in basketball don’t we change baskets at the end of each quarter . Each team has its rival and when the dominance of one over the other is constant and prolonged it becomes rage/hatred and then respect .At this moment the Pats are every teams rivals and yes that includes the Giants .A rival is a measuring stick and once the dominance is broken a feeing of respect sets in .
    As a Red Sox fan we hated the Yankees up until 2004 .Now we wonder with respect and awe how the blank did they did it not how the cheated.

  118. This is beautiful. I had no idea how fragile the Colts organization’s psyche was until right now.

    The Colts have dropped 14 of 20 to NE since 2000, including six straight since 2010. And the only explanation they can come up with is that the Pats must have cheated.

    Get a defense that can stop the run and you may find playing NE a little less mystifying.

  119. No wonder that the Colts are a quivering, wimpering mess by the time that they take the field.

    -They think that the plane is bugged.
    -They think that the charter bus to the hotel is bugged.
    -They think that the toilet seats in the hotel are bugged.
    -They think that the hotel maids are passing info on to Belichick.
    -They think that their locker room is bugged
    -They think that their helmets are bugged.

    They are too paranoid to function. All with ZERO evidence.

    It’s WONDERFUL!

    45-7

    lather, rinse, repeat, baby!

  120. No one had any problems beating the Colts when they were trying to get Luck…. Did every team bug the locker rooms or was is it an organizational decision to lose every game in order to steal the top pick in the draft? St Louis, Cleveland or Washington should demand an investigation since they ended up picking after them. Does St Louis make that trade if the Colts dont violate the integrity of the game by losing intentionally?

  121. The Colts fans actually think running Blount or Gray over the tackle requires cheating. That’s as dumb as it gets.

  122. Keep piling on. FU points are going to rain down on the NFL like hellfire amd brimstone, this year. Cue up the ’72 Fins because they will be passing on the undefeated mantle.

    Hell hath no fury like a pissed off Belichick and Brady

  123. “I’m sure glad the team I root for, the Chiefs, don’t have to resort to these lame tactics.”

    -Jimmy Johnson named Kansas City Chief head coach Marty Schottenheimer as one of the many coaches in the league that videotaped opposing teams signals identical to what the Patriots were found guilty of in 2007.

    -PED infractions
    LB Lewis Bush (2002)
    OL John Welbourn (2005)
    WR Dwayne Bowe (2009)
    OL Donald Stephenson (2014)

    Not too bad compared to teams like the Ravens, Jets and Washington and Indy who all have a lot of cheating in their past

  124. got love Pat fans, they pretend every one is just “hating” on them but the reality is they have been caught cheating multiple times, not every time got head lines but they are still theres… before they were caught filming the Jets, they also were caught filming the packers (and put on notice by the nfl about it) there were multiple actualization of the same offence but those two caught them red handed, they were found to be running an illegal send frequency into on feild helmet, switch over an continue to communicate after the nfl rule dictate to cut it. .. and lets face it while the nfl has a great part of deflate gate blame on their part base on policy, the patriots equipment staff used that to their advantage.. complaints of them doing so spread of multiple years, if handled properly its pretty easy to prove, they check the colts ball environmental affects should been the same, problem being one ball on Patriots side was to regulation.. that was the kickers ball, you know the one that they would want to be fuller. So every other ball lost pressure naturally but that one did not? not to mention every ball varied greatly in pressure sounds like something that would happen if one was quickly sticking a needle into a ball and moving on to the next

  125. BB and the Pats rebounded radio waves off of Peyton’s bulbous cranium. It turns out it was the perfect platform to use as a listening device!

  126. Colts should be sweeping for bugs on the plane, the rooms, and the buses, not the obvious places like the locker room, duh!

    I’d love to see the Patriots team walk into Indy stadium wearing tin foil hats.

    So awesome to know how paranoid the colts are.

  127. Patriots heard the same thing from Manning on the bug “our defense sucks” for 12 years so they removed them all.

  128. The Colts are like that little sissy momma’s boy you knew in high school that you just wanted to punch in the face. Bunch of crybaby drama queens. I can’t wait to watch Tom Brady make them cry.

  129. ganeshswamy says:

    The colts are extremely lucky to be in AFC South with Jaguars, Texans and Titans.
    =============================

    luck had nothing to do with it. If you recall they were originally in the AFC East, and finished last every year. So the Colts, being the spoiled brats they are, asked the league to please move them to another division.

    then when the patriots beat them in the 2004 AFCCG they had the rules changed regarding 5 yards and contact.

    The team that forever will be known as Mayflower’s best customer.

  130. They’d be better served having their own brains swept for bugs, since that is where the bugs are. That owner needs more than a sweeping to get his bugs out. No wonder the Colts can’t win the big games anymore…

  131. A short play for all you paranoid Pats haters:

    Grigson: pssst, Chuck….Chuck….
    Pagano” Ryan, why are you whispe….
    Grigson: shhh! Don’t talk so loud they have the locker room bugged!
    Pagano: (whispering) I knew it! Let’s go out into the hall so we can talk!
    (In the hall)
    Grigson: You didn’t talk about our game plan in there did you?
    Pagano: No, I was real careful!
    Grigson: Good!
    (Behind a two way mirror watching Pagano and Grigson)
    Brady: Coach, are you listening to them talk in the hall again?
    Belichick: I have to, Tom, it’s just so darn funny!
    Tom: Have you learned anything about their game plan?
    Belichick: (snorts) like I’d have to bug the locker room to figure out that all we have to do is run up the middle…

    Curtain closes, let the paranoia begin.

  132. Let me ask you this when the Pats lost 2 Super Bowls, did they complain and cry like these teams now? BB and the Pats wouldn’t allow that. Pats LOST more SBs recently than your AFC chump teams even reached lol. Us Pats fan know what you’re really mad about.

    Yea, they just run into the tunnel without shaking hands because they’re so distinguished. Pats fans are clowns. Brady and belicheck are the biggest sore losers in the NFL

  133. Indy spends effort on anything but building an actual team. Relying on a good QB can’t carry you all the way unless you have the luck streak from hell and wind up against Rex Grossman in the Super Bowl.

  134. You’d think Kraft could spring for an exterminator. And did the Colts have to bring their own brooms?

  135. This. Is. Hilarious.

    If the fanbase weren’t so annoying, I’d consider rooting for the Patriots. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. They have managed to be the most relevant team in sports for like the last 15-20 years. Good or bad, that’s pretty damn amazing. Epic reign over the NFL. Just epic.

  136. The other owners are fed up with the Patriots’ dominance that they will stop it one gate or another. One finger…

    Salute.

  137. thefatlazygamer says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:19 PM
    Watch Brady get suspended for 4 games for calling someone “the listener”.

    ______________

    You mean Brady gets 4 games for one of the equipment guys calling himself “the listener.”

  138. “Patriots safety Rodney Harrison’s response to Dungy’s story from earlier in the week. Harrison says the team had no inside information when it came to playing the Colts and points out that other teams have had success stopping Manning at home and on the road in the postseason.”
    =============================================
    Just because you “can’t stop” Peyton Manning, doesn’t mean you don’t know what’s coming. Heck, opponents of the old Oklahoma teams knew they were going to run either left or right. They just couldn’t stop the offense.

  139. Why would so teams accuse the Pats?
    When a team guesses the right play the majority of the time something is fishy.

  140. The Colts are fast becoming the sorriest franchise in league history. That there are direct links between them and that other crybaby franchise the Ravens leaves no doubt about both teams sorry culture of blaming everyone else and making up stories and excuses. It’s so sad and pathetic the absolute paranoia they suffer. Spend more time actually trying to prepare and improve. Maybe draft a defensive linemen? Stop being a chronic “soft” team who folds whenever smacked in the mouth by real football players. Dungy continues to show his true colors. Spineless. He stinks on TV, no, he’s atrocious and unwatchable so some time soon he will vanish. We have that to look forward to. Meanwhile it looks like the NFL has gone nuclear carpet bombing the media with anything and everything that can disparage the Patriots. If I’m Bob Kraft I say screw it. Sue the pants off the league, win a kajillion dollars then let his son run the team while he takes his young honey and lives happily ever after.

  141. There’s another benefit to the Pats if the Colts really are sweeping for bugs. They’ve apparently never found any. If they had, we’d certainly have heard about it before now. So, yet another conspiracy theory that never came to anything.

    The sad thing is that the vast majority of the Pats “history of cheating” that people cite to bolster the idea that they’re currently cheating has itself never been proven. I’m not giving the Pats a pass on Spygate. It’s been a bit blown out of proportion, but it happened, and it was a rules violation. Since then, however, people have made accusations, but haven’t been able to back them up.

  142. I watched the vid, Rodney did mention that he was mindful of possible microphones while in the hot tub. I dunno if he was kidding or not. It’s hot in the hot tub!

  143. “If the Colts actually are spending time trying to see if their locker room is bugged, though, there would be some benefit to the Patriots because it is time spent thinking about something other than the game at hand.”

    Is this article seriously suggesting the Pats have an upper hand because the Colts are paranoid about bugs? Get a life already Colts, just admit that Brady owns your team every time you take the field and stop making excuses and flat out false accusations. Sore losers much?

  144. C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.
    ————————–
    C’mon Colts fans. Tell us again how all of these unbiased Colts reports are true and how your team loses their playoff games unfairly. Colts organization is a farce.

  145. Maybe Manning isn’t as brilliant as he thinks he is at the line of scrimmage. His playoff record speaks volumes to his absolute failures when facing teams with equal talent and the pressure that the playoffs bring. He should be first in line to apologize for this BS story coming out. It surely makes him look sad and pathetic, a weasel and a loser. Well that last one was already well documented. Tightest collar in NFL league history and when it came time to put up or shut up was proven to be a massive fraud.

  146. bvolke says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM
    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.
    __________________________________
    Well, I’m not a Pats fan, and I don’t presume to speak for them, but the vast majority of these “reports” have never been backed up by any facts. The Colts have swept for bugs? If this is true, how many have they discovered? Zero, or clearly we’d have heard about it.

  147. These types of accusations fly around against many teams. In the 2000 NFC Championship game the Vikings lost 41 to o against the NY Giants. It was a game that the Vikings were confident of winning. Obviously that did not happen, in fact it was an epic shellacking (45-7 is only marginally better.) Honest to God, there were Vikings players, coaches and fans who believed that the reason the Vikings lost so badly was that Giants (The game was in the old Giants Stadium, you know the one where Jimmy Hoffa was buried.) because the Giants were listening in on the Viking Headsets and eaves dropping on their game plans. It was a stupid and foolish thing to say. The Vikings were out played, out coached, and out classed by the Giants that day. This story is very reminiscent of that game. I am just saying, just because there is an accusation, does not make it true. If that is the Colt’s mindset going into the game they are defeated before they ever take the field.

  148. sweetnlow44 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:10 PM
    Anything is possible with these known cheaters. Along with those reports that headsets of opposing teams shockingly lost communication at key moments in games at Gillette, deflating balls, video taping opponents practices, etc, nothing should be surprising with these low-lifes. Win at all costs, right Pats?
    ___________________________________
    Wow, you just broke out the whole laundry list of unproven accusations and conspiracy theories, even the ones that had to be publicly retracted because they were disproven.

  149. The Colts ownership, GM and coaches need to seek professional psychiatric help. The wackos are coming out like roaches from a trash can right now. Just play football and shut up. What is wrong with these people?

  150. In other news. The Colts listening devices worked just fine. Testing at halftime confirmed all Colts bugs were legal. Wait. What? They only tested 4 and they were illegal too? Huh. So anyway, the Patriots bugs were illegal and the NFL is gonna fine and suspend whoever they want, whatever they want because the commish can.

  151. What a bunch of maroons!!!! BAHAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA HAHA¡!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. tonebones says:
    Aug 21, 2015 2:48 PM
    The only team that stopped the Colts from reaching the Super Bowl is the team that’s been caught numerous times cheating. At some point, the Patriots should be kicked out of the league. It’s a level playing field, other than the Patriots.

    ****************************************************
    Wrong!!!!!!!!!! It will never be a level playing field as long as there are brilliant coaches that can not only determine talent, plan out completely different game plans for his opponents but also knows the rule book and where an advantage can be obtained. Isn’t strategy a part of any team sport? Now you see how this coach clearly gets into his opponents minds. They are clearly over matched.

  153. What is really funny about this story is that it’s absolute proof the pats have never done anything like that. Because, if they had found something….the colts would have just kept it too themselves?

    The pats have owned the colts pretty much since the pats entered the nfl and it started well before Brady or manning or belichick. The only difference now is that belichick and Brady have burrowed so deeply into their heads that I don’t think it’s ever going to end

  154. seabrawk12 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:18 PM
    The Pats have more accusations than Bill Cosby, but I’m sure it’s all a misconception. Ask a Pats fan, they’ll tell you all about their legit history.
    ————————
    Thats funny coming from a Seahawks fan considering how legit Brady dismantled the #1 Defense on the biggest stage using the most legal PSI footballs of any Superbowl recorded in history…how does that feel?

  155. unconcernedbutnotindifferent says:
    Aug 21, 2015 4:25 PM
    The Colts ownership, GM and coaches need to seek professional psychiatric help. The wackos are coming out like roaches from a trash can right now. Just play football and shut up. What is wrong with these people?
    ————-
    They just want to play on a level playing field……which isn’t possible with the Patsies*

  156. the patriots have gone rogue.

    they’ve become the al davis led la/oakland raiders.

    the tuck rule has gone full circle.

  157. Clearly Belichick must have overheard that the Colts game plan was to just pretend to stop the run and not do it for real. So THAT explains it…. 🙂

  158. Dungy is referring to before SpyGate…Their were rumors the Patriots were taping years prior to 2007. Dig deeper people, and don’t just listen to these half truths.

    We’re specifically wanting to know which years Peyton starting doing this, because he had a run between 2005-2010 where he actually had a winning record against the Patriots.

    Another thing…Those 2003-2005 Colts teams were steam rolling people, it always seemed odd to me 1 team either the Patriots or Steelers would debunk them. I always wondered why Bill Cowher defended Belichek in saying about video taping other teams “Everyone does it”…Did he do it too?

    It’s a copy cat league and it wasn’t until 2007 it was made known to the teams this was impractical or improper use of video use. So before we laugh and dismiss, I think many should dig a little deeper….That is all

  159. Here’s a tall tale that is a much more likely scenario than all of the fairytale accusations against the Patriots. There are 2 major incidents of illegal bugging and taping in the NFL. Both fit the pattern of how this league has had a vendetta and a smear campaign against Bill Belichick and the Patriots since Roger Goodell took over as Commissioner. Both of these incidents were orchestrated by Goodell and the information funneled to the Mara owned New York Giants. There was No way Goodell was going to let the Patriots go 19-0. So the first incident took place in February 2008 in Glendale Arizona. The second took place in Indianapolis in February 2012, with Goodell assisted by the Indianapolis Colts. Both led to narrow victories for the Giants. Add to that the Colts piping in crowd noise and cranking the heat in the locker room and stadium of the 2006 AFC Championship game, when the Patriots team was riddled with the flu. The temperature in the Patriots locker room reached 85 degrees and it reached almost that high on the field IN JANUARY. The Colts narrow comeback win against a sick Patriots team assured a Superbowl win for the Colts against a joke of a Bears squad.
    If not for cheating by Goodell and the Colts, Belichick and the Patriots would have seven Superbowls.
    This little story has more credibility to it, and in the case of the 2006 AFC Championship game, more actual proof to it, than all of the fabricated cheating accusations against the Patriots, COMBINED.

  160. I wouldn’t be surprised…

    …if this is the NFL’s way of letting Kraft know that unless he reels in Brady, this is just the tip of the iceberg of the sort of things that are going to befall the PatriNOTS.

  161. Actually all Belichick has to do is watch a Colts vs any team on his TV (it is still within the rules for Patriot coaches to do that, right?) and he will have everything he needs to do what he always does to the Colts.

  162. The Colts secret strategy was apparently to get run over by Blount, Jonas Gray, or even some random guy pulled of a street corner by Bill Belichick the week before.

    Whether the Patriots found out about this great strategy or not, they figured they’d go along with it. Run off tackle, or up the gut, or on a delay, or wherever.

    Just watch the pansy weaklings get blown up. Over and over again. 45-7, while on cruise control.

  163. In all seriousness when the World Champions play the Colts this year I really think we may see the NFL’s first game in the salary cap era where a team rushes for more than 400 yards. That will be fun to watch!

    And BRADY will get at least 50 of those yards. LOL!!!

    🙂

  164. I’ve got it!!!!!!

    The next time Colts play in Foxboro….

    The Patriots should decorate the visiting locker room with VISIBLE electronic bugs that flash lights, and buzz tunes like those electric greeting cards.

    The game will be over before it started.

  165. Harrison IS CORRECT!!!!

    Peyton…is soft…mentally….and not tough enough to survive and thrive in playoffs where mentally tough QBs succeed.

    Trent Dilfer had half of Mannings talent…but 20x the guts.

    Poor Peyton…all those records…..and his bitterness resorts to this???

    Kinda like Wilt Chamberlain…talent…but eaten alive when it mattered.

  166. recently kravitz called brady an outright liar. who is bob kravitz anyway? I think we need to sick wells on him. then find out who the real liar is.

  167. 8 months prior to the accusation, Brady received a text from “the exterminator” that used the word “bug”.

    That’s all the evidence the NFL will need. He’s obviously guilty as hell.

  168. At this point we are so proud that the Patriots are bugging the losers and are driving them crazy. I’ve never seen such irrational hate. Our Patriots lose to your teams but we blame our team. We got our butts kicked at the start last season but you never hear BB or Brady blame the other teams. As usual the media pronounced the dynasty is over to your delight but the Pats bounced back. Instead of mindlessly razzing the Pats maybe you should trash your own teams as intensely you trash the Pats so that they will own their failures, shape up and maybe win something shiny and solid instead of a lousy flapping piece of cloth. The Patriots violated an arbitrary rule ONCE. Deflategate is fiction. Tuck rule, head set , bugs, legal/ illegal formations are excuses to make you feel better. Your teams cheat but don’t win so you dismiss the Patriots real hard work and dedication and give your own teams a pass. The more you guys hysterically proclaim that the Patriots win because they cheat the more smug we feel because you validate that our team is just phenomenal, and when Brady wins one more SB you haters will eat dust while gnashing your teeth. As you are doing now… Poor cry babies…

  169. No dog in this fight but it’s hard to respect a team like the Colts at this point. Ravens too I guess.

  170. All of those teams who have beaten the Great Colts Dynasty Teams of the Peyton Manning era must have been cheating because the Colts were sooooo great a team they just couldn’t have lost unless the other guys had cheated! Right!!!

  171. 1st half – Pats 17 Colts 7

    halftime – Colts get their knickers in a twist because the(ir) balls have been deflated.

    2nd half – Pats 28 Colts nada.

    Result (a squeaker)

    45-7.

    What part of that is so difficult to understand?

  172. harrisonhits2 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 3:22 PM

    “I’m sure glad the team I root for, the Chiefs, don’t have to resort to these lame tactics.”

    -Jimmy Johnson named Kansas City Chief head coach Marty Schottenheimer as one of the many coaches in the league that videotaped opposing teams signals identical to what the Patriots were found guilty of in 2007.

    -PED infractions
    LB Lewis Bush (2002)
    OL John Welbourn (2005)
    WR Dwayne Bowe (2009)
    OL Donald Stephenson (2014)

    Not too bad compared to teams like the Ravens, Jets and Washington and Indy who all have a lot of cheating in their past
    —————————–

    What does all of that have to do with anything?

    I’m not talking about the Patriots. I’m smart, so I know that all teams break rules. I also know that it is not against the rules to tape the other teams’ signals. What do people think is the reason coaches are always covering their mouths?

    I’m talking about all of this whining and making up excuses as to why we lost.

    For more times than I care to remember, the Chiefs lost to the Colts in the playoffs. It’s because they were the better team on that day. Not because of some BS reason that they bugged the locker room.

    It’s time to face the fact that the Patriots are better than 75% of the teams in the NFL, because they know how to win. That, and they don’t start a different quarterback every year, or fire/hire a new coach every other year.

    Look at the good teams, and see how long their coaches quarterbacks have been there.

    Now you know why the Browns, Bills, Jets, and similar teams are dumpster fires every season.

  173. One of the most RIDICULOUS things I’ve ever heard. But, not surprising it’s the Colts, who are owned by a paranoid drug addict.

  174. So they have never found anything???? WOW, maybe the Colts should focus on tackling, throwing, catching… Hey Chuck, Andrew, and Jim: Please you Team breakup dinner for mid January. As long as Bill and Tom are together, you will never play in real football in the month of February.

    The accusations flying around about the Patriots grow more ridiculous by the hour.

    Blessed to be from Boston…. 9 pro titles in 14 years…. Should I count the NCAA hockey titles too?

    It must be awful to live anywhere else….

  175. tonebones says:
    Aug 21, 2015 6:23 PM

    The Patriots will never win another super bowl. The refs will make sure
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    Thanks for confirming the league officials are cheaters.

    An * for every play of every game.

  176. eastcoastgambler says:
    Aug 21, 2015 5:20 PM
    ….
    If not for cheating by Goodell and the Colts, Belichick and the Patriots would have seven Superbowls.
    =====
    But there are a bunch of posts on this thread claiming the Pats and their fans never make excuses or whine and complain when they lose. It’s a shame they were so flu-ridden. Must have been a bug.

    Anyway many of us just think your HOF coach and HOF qb are also HOF cheaters. I don’t hate them for it. It’s part of their talent and their genius.

  177. bvolke says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM

    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.
    ___________________________________

    If you keep sweeping for bugs and never find any either you suck at sweeping for bugs or there aren’t any to be found.

    Maybe the Colts expect such behavior because they pumped in crowd noise and crank up the heat in visiting team’s locker room. In other words their paranoia is the result of their own behavior.

    Colts organization is a joke.

  178. >> If the Colts actually are spending time trying to see if their locker room is bugged, though, there would be some benefit to the Patriots because it is time spent thinking about something other than the game at hand.

    LOL, Do you really think the coaches and players are spending time sweeping the locker room? I’m sure there is an IT or security staff performing this function, so it isn’t detracting them from the game.

  179. Heard Mike Harmon from Fox Sports Radio (LA based and neutral) asked to comment about Dungy and Colts weak sauce whining (on TSN 1050 in Toronto). Mike was bang on asking if the Colts filed any complaints? Asked why this was being put forth now. Classic case of sour grapes from teams beat down over the years by the Patriots.

  180. This is the new MLB policy on domestic violence, sexual assault….there’s more to it; but, this is how it should be done. (Roger, I’m talking to you):

    The commissioner can place a player accused of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse on paid “administrative leave” for up to seven days before a disciplinary decision, which can be appealed to the sport’s arbitration panel, chaired by an independent arbitrator. The commissioner also may defer a discipline decision until the resolution of criminal charges.

  181. O MY GOSH LET’S CRY CRY CRY cheaters. The nfl is jealous and so scared of the pats it’s hilarious. Especially the colts. So soft and weak. Excuses excuses and everyone just believes everything. GOOD ATTACK THE PATS and watch them destroy your teams dreams. Keep hating sicker and on opening night watch another banner fall.

  182. Marvin Lewis has mentioned that the visitor head phones have had a history of going out late in the 4th quarter. I also believe this has been echoed by John Harbaugh.

    All teams try and get an advantage but some things are over the top.

  183. dana10259 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 5:45 PM
    recently kravitz called brady an outright liar. who is bob kravitz anyway? I think we need to sick wells on him. then find out who the real liar is.

    =======================
    Kravitz is pretty much a third-rate sportswriter. Could never make it in a big time market. Thus he is stuck writing in a hellhole called Indianapolis.

    As long as he is happy, that’s all that counts. Go Hoosiers!

  184. clelek05 says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:11 PM
    Is this real? How do you put something like this up?

    That’s the real question.

    I guess Mike is angling for a position at the National Enquirer.

    Poor Irsay. Reduced to passing on paranoid fantasies.

  185. Maybe the Colts should learn to control their paranoia and focus on how to defend the Pats running game.

  186. The most pathetic thing about all of this is seeing how many Pats fans hit refresh every second to wait for the next article about their team. They are so quick to all collectively thumbs down any comment that doesn’t revere Brady as a god, which is really sad.

  187. Let’s be honest for a moment.

    The vitriol being spewed at the Patriots isn’t about hate. It’s about fear.

    Most of the fans in the NFL, Giants fans excluded, have a paralyzing fear of the Patriots. They dread when their teams have to play the Patriots and AFC fans in particular are resigned to playoff failure when they have to face the Patriots.

    The glee they show at the thought of Brady being suspended is actually born from the sudden feeling of hope they are experiencing. “Perhaps with Brady gone we have a chance.” their minds tell them. “Perhaps with another first round draft pick lost, they will finally get weaker.”

    It’s kind of sad and pathetic when you stop to think about it. They hold out no hope of beating the Patriots on the field, or that their teams will improve through the draft or better coaching or free agency. So they are reduced to praying that a sham of an investigation leads to the suspension of one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

    Take a long hard look at yourselves, fans. This is what you have been reduced to. This is the hope you hang your hats on.

    I can only imagine the inner shame you must feel.

  188. bvolke says:
    Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM
    C’mon Pats fans. Tell us again how all of these reports are bogus and your team won their championships legitimately. Pats organization is a fraud.

    ____

    Other way around chump, more like the Colts are a bunch of big whiney paranoid babies. They get their butts whipped by the Pats so much they can’t get over it. Maybe they should get better players and coaches, then maybe they’d have a shot. Hahhahhaha

  189. It is only wise for the Colts, and for that matter, other visiting teams at Gillette Stadium to sweep the visiting team’s locker rooms for bugs. After all, the Patriots are known cheaters.

  190. Patriots living rent free in the tiny minds of the denizens of Loserville, just the way we like it.

    Malcom Butler must have know what the Seahawks were planning, probably bugged Wilson’s helmet. Bugged Lynch’s but it sounded too much like a bb presser. 🙂

  191. Second class teams like the Colts, Saints and Packers all do things like pump in crowd noise, jam radio signals in headsets, plant spies in locker rooms, pay media members for inside information and even have people that work on other teams give them info. The Packers are one of the best examples of how to do it because of all of the media members they employ. You NEVER see a negative story about the Packers do you??LOL

  192. Pretty cool when your opponent is as concerned over what you might do off the field as on it.

  193. Hmmm not the first time this has been said and thought… I remember Antonio smith saying something about this a bit ago… He was saying the pats were prepared for plays that the Texans had never run… This was when he was with the Texans. I’m thinking either this team is so good that they know plays teams have never run… Or are getting some help…at the least this team has a rep where teams don’t trust the pats… What do ya know, a shady rep… Shocker

  194. I just heard that Goodell and Manning have hired cup bearers in case someone tries to poison them. Smart move. One can’t be too careful, can one? What paranoid nonsense!

  195. Didn’t all this foolishness start with earlier literary attempt by the folks from Indianapolis?

    Clearly moved to fiction/horror…..

  196. From the team that once turned up the heat in the dome to take advantage of the Patriots having the flu. The team with artificial crowd noise. So far there is one Manning who has the Pats number and it ain’t Peyton. Whatever, what do you expect from a can’t miss team that never seemed to do much of anything but ring up stats in the regular season. Ha! Keep whining colts dolts, you’ve nothing else to do except try to find something that rhymes with Luck except for suck.

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