Someone please explain this to me, because I do not understand why people are able to label Belichick and the Pats as these classless cheaters, or how this threatens the integrity of the league? Here is my example. In baseball, the catchers and managers cover their mouths during discussions. Why? Because it is an unspoken rule that everyone TRIES to steal signs, and the players respond accordingly. In the NFL, coaches routinely cover their mouths while calling in the plays. Why? Because it is an unspoken rule that everyone TRIES to steal the play call, and the coaches respond accordingly. Last year the Dolphins used audio surveillance to steal Brady's line calls, and I don't recall nearly as much media frenzy. If it is determined that trying to steal calls is punishable, then isn't the entire NFL screwed? Every team is screwed. From what I understand, the violation is videotaping, but how is that way worse than simply having binoculars like every other team has, and how does videotaping even help a team during the game? Seems like it's more for post-game analysis, kind of like how everyone videotapes the play on field.