Ed Driscoll

Tapeheads, Then And Now

Ace has some thoughts on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick taping his opponents’ defensive signals:

If the Pats had won the Super Bowl, I think it’s clear that, human nature and corporate imperatives being what they are, this all would have been buried forever, for the good of all.

But 18-1? Now it’s coming out.

BTW, Belichick says it’s his belief that the taping of opponent teams’ defensive signals was legal. Who knows, maybe the rules aren’t clear on this point.

It certainly seems like it was a bit of a gray area at one point, as Jimmy Johnson recently told the Boston Globe: