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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/dr_z/09/13/cheating/index.html?eref=T1
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Easy excuse for a team that lost 13 games last season. Marinelli probably doesn't know how to push buttons correctly, kind of like a befuddled monkey. What a joke. Prove it, @hole.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Well now anyone can just say ANYTHING and there's a presumption of guilt. I can't help but think this kind of thing is going to come back around and bite someone else on the ass.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Geez, with all the dirty tricks we employed, it's a wonder we ever lost a game.:rolleyes:
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Take it for what it is worth, but a source here in Eastern Canada that has asked to not be identified claims that Belichick was involved in the Kennedy assassination.

    Again, I am just repeating what I have been told.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Next we'll hear that the Patriots are respobsible for McNabb throwing up in the SB. Laced his Gatorade with syrup of ipecac. Anyone can say anything now - doesn't make it true.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    LOL, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Scrambling radio signals? LOL. What's next?
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    What does Kraft have a full scale MOSSAD operation going? THe blimp flying by overhead is broadcasting brainwave altering signals!
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Remember when we snuck over to the Jests sideline and turned Herm's watch back a few minutes, right while it was on his wrist? That was a good one.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    I thought Martz was in BBs corner on this issue.

    This radio thing might be true or not, who knows, maybe the NFL league office knows?

    The radio issue mite turn out to be what is driving Goodell to punish the Pats moreso then the camera thing.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Its getting to the point - the allegations are taking a turn towards hilariousness. When it all started on Monday this is my progression of feelings, went from Disbelief -> Helplessness -> Rejection -> SAY WHA??? -> :eek: ->:confused: ->:rolleyes: -> to now this... :D LOL.

    Lions???
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    I would imagine if the "radio issue" were brought to Goodell's attention LAST YEAR when it supposedly happened, then Goodell would have done a thorough investigation LAST YEAR and determined if this nefarious activity was actually true, at which point he would have doled out punishment to the Patriots LAST YEAR. Since that didn't happen, gotta question the truthfulness of this "radio issue".
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    All this stuff is just perfect. Teams are going to be too busy looking over their shoulders to play properly whenever they come to Foxboro.

    ...unless, of course, they don't really believe all this crap.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Hmm.. So, what you are saying is that there is proof that the Patriots were able to swindle the radio frequencies from the NFL and then set up equipment to jam them?

    *ROFLMAO*

    These theories are so bogus. The NFL is in charge of the radio frequencies and they are the ones in charge of ensuring that they work properly through-out the game. It is NOT handled by the local teams.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    What about the sonic pulses? Don't forget about them. That might be driving this issue, too. It could also be the secret decoder ring. Don't forget about the reason BB wears that hoodie. Underneath is a jet propulsion kit and cloak of invisibility ray.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Great point. Why do we need a sideline camera when the BLIMP is working for us?
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    I've always said that BB controls the weather. How else to explain the biggest snowstorm of the year whenever the Colts visit at playoff time?
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Ok as much as I would like to hear the Pats cheated for the last 5 years this is getting ridiculous now. Does everyone who played the Pats the last 5 yrs going to come out w/ a horror story?
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    This just in, the new FAKE turf at Gillette has small microphones embedded all thru it - dont fact check it, print it! Its true...I heard it from the Oakland Pee Wee Football Assistant Coach!
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    while I'm back for a few minutes I just want to point out I've seen helmet radios go out all the time. It's very common and all you have to do is tell the official and they'll make both teams stop using their radio systems until the league can fix whatever the problem is. Those little radio transmitters just need to get knocked around just right and they go out.....pretty sad someone would try and use something this stupid against the Patriots.

    Also, that wasn't Mike Martz but what I took to either be an assistant or a player. Martz doesn't talk like that either.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    This is called a "pattern of behavior". I presume that all this and much more from many, many teams is in the Commission's files. Almost all this stuff is probably utter nonsense. Only the Commission's office has the full story.

    Would you be surprised the above allegation were true? Why or why not? Is you opinion different than it was last week? I expect that the allegation is unsupported nonsense, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were true. I also wouldn't be surprised in the Mangini engaged in such behavior.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Unfounded allegations by competitors with an axe to grind.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    What kind of headsets do they use? Are they digital with encryption? Seems like all you need is a guy with a portable radio scanner and you've got all their offensive signals.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    They are on a special band (similar to the police radio band) and the equipment is provided by Motorola.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    I coulda sworn I watched a half dozen games last season we weren't even playing in where there were issues with the communications equipment. Maybe Bill subcontracts out a special ops team.

    I think the procedure is when there are documentable problems with the communications, the league shuts the system down for both sides to level the playing field until they can get it working right again.

    Sounds to me like a handful of new generation HC's are in over their heads and short of admitting that think jumping on the Belichick did it to me bandwaggon may buy them a little more time to get it all figured out.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    I wonder what the excuse is for the other 12 games they lost.
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    I believe it's encrypted
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    Re: Lions coach says Patriots scrambled their radio communication

    Police radio can be picked up with a cheap Radio Shack scanner. Is it that easy to listen in on the QB signals? That would be interesting to me as fan, getting to listen to communications between the coaches and QB, nevermind the advantage that could give a team.
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