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  1. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    "Our guy keeps a pair of binoculars on their signal-callers every game," says Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. "With any luck, we have their defensive signals figured out by halftime. Sometimes, by the end of the first quarter."

  2. JJDChE

    JJDChE 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Nice find, dude.
  3. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    we should have all these old articles that prove that other teams "cheat" put into one big thread and sticky the s.o.b. so we can pull it out anytime we want and check it out.

    And we could always keep adding to it.
  4. Underoath

    Underoath On the Game Day Roster

    Hahahahaha, nice find.
  5. slash83

    slash83 In the Starting Line-Up

    #12 Jersey

    great find, its no surprise to me every team does it in one way or another, we just took it to another level I guess but I really dont care its not a big deal to me at all.
  6. RoughingthePasser

    RoughingthePasser Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

  7. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    The whole videotape thing is stupid, it's a technicality about something they chose to make illegal solely for the fun of it. They made it illegal so it's illegal but there's no real reason for it. Just like the real governement, too much beaurocratic nonsense.
  8. Keegs, this is a good idea...
  9. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    Since someone asked me about this article I decided to bump it.
  10. UglyPatriots

    UglyPatriots Banned

    notice how he said binoculars, and not VIDEO CAMERA. you can't rewind the tape from binoculars... you can't pause it and analyze it after the game to use in the future. you're comparing apples and oranges, and actually proving Goodell's point further by pointing this article out..
  11. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    I posted this the other day when some people (particularly trolls) still seemed a bit confused as to what was common practice in the league and what BB did that was actually against the rules. The initial point of this thread was to show other coaches use various ways to steal signals, some use more than the naked eye (binoculars in this case), and the only thing BB did that was against the rules was the use of the video camera. I've always said what BB did was wrong, but I wanted to make sure people put it in the correct context.

    Now my bumping of this thread tonight was simply because someone had asked me about the article and said they couldn't find it (in a private message). figuring maybe some other posters might be interested in finding this article I bumped it. If this bothers you in any way sorry.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2007
  12. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    No Jersey Selected

    Actually, we are comparing Red Delicious apples with Granny Smith apples.

    The results are the same: a database of knowledge has been acquired.

    Wrong again, troll. Now get out.
  13. PF1996

    PF1996 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Just further reinforces the extent of Belichick's stupidity. No need whatsoever to take such a risk when other methods are readily available.
  14. SamBam39

    SamBam39 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    dude - shannahan said they had the signals figured out by the first quarter.
    there is no need for any pausing of tape or rewinding - they can go ahead and cheat immediately in that case. how dumb can you be? It is, in no way, any worse to decipher the signals from tape. it's just against a specific rule, but no less cheating.
    the truth, and only real truth is,
    1)the commish is mad bb ignored his warning and wants to punish for that
    2)pats/bb haters want them screwed because they're jealous and hate them
    if cheating was REALLY the issue, shanny would've been punished for these comments.
  15. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Hate to rain on the parade, but someone on another board pointed out that this article is really just a poor attempt at satire.

    Re-read it again. There are parts that are supposed to be funny, and others thatf stretch the realms of believability (i.e. he has correspondents at the games).

    Pretty sure Reilly was just trying -- emphasis on "trying" -- to be funny.
  16. PATSgotRINGS

    PATSgotRINGS Rookie

    Good find...the Broncos are known for their cheating antics.

    It's funny how coaches around the league are extreeeeeeeeemly quiet about the issue.

    Patriots 24 Chargers 17
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2007
  17. UglyPatriots

    UglyPatriots Banned

    um, no. you're wrong. if you can figure out the signals by only watching the opposing team's coaches and using your brain then that's part of the game. the whole point of video taping something is so that you can review the tape later, effectively giving you multiple chances to watch the signals and then try to figure out how they correspond to the ensuing play. how dumb can you be?
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