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Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Posted on: January 16, 2011 12:27 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets were fined a large chunk of change ($100,000 to be exact) for "TripGate." The extent of the fine was based on Sal Alosi's physical actions on the sideline against the Dolphins and Mike Westhoff claiming the Patriots engaged in the same tactics.

Turns out, they (allegedly) do just that. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday that the Jets found out about the Pats illegal sideline antics and actually showed a videotape of a Pats sideline wall with the final member attempting to trip the Jets gunner.



Apparently, a former member of the Patriots practice squad told the Jets that New England practiced the sideline wall manuever, and it appears that the Jets pulled the footage from a game against New England.

Glazer pointed out that if the Jets had sent this footage to the league office, then it probably would have been the Patriots getting fined and not New York. He's probably correct, too, because a large portion of the league's fine of the Jets stemmed from Westhoff's public comments. If, instead of making public allegations about the Pats behavior was similar to Alosi's, the Jets had sent the tape to 280 Park Avenue in New York, there's a pretty good chance Bob Kraft would have been cutting a check too.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:59 pm
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

I would agree with you except your last sentence and the fact that whatever the "cheating" was, that it directly and heavily influenced the outcome. They've been ineffective? really? So they haven't won a SB, ok...so havent...29 or so other teams. So they haven't done well in the POs? Apparently if you win because of cheating it only affects your playoff winning ability. They've gone to the playoffs every year but one, with a backup, and they were still 11-5 that year. The Colts must be cheating then too because they win all the timein the regular season and always lose in the playoffs. Oh and the year after the cheating thing broke, they went 18-1, losing in one of the biggest upsets in SB history. Did they cheat all season and forget to during the two weeks leading up to the SB? 
In order to believe that the cheating really affected the 3 SB wins, you have to only look at the defeats. You can't discount the rest of they're success and make a judgement, thats not how you make correct conclusions



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:50 am
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Hmmm I dont know how "obvious" it is that that last guy tried to trip anyone. He kinda just moves as the guy is going by, and if he was trying to trip him, he failed. You can't call a penalty for something that didn't happen. AND can we get it straight that having your guys stand on the sideline so the gunner cant use it as part of the field is NOT ILLEGAL? It's illegal for the gunner to go out of bounds by himself and the Pats can stand whereever they want on the sideline. The only illegal thing is the tripping which only one guy has done. Either the NFL has to come out and say "this action has been deemed illegal and will no longer be tolerated." or they need to say "the use of a wall is ok, but any ineligible player caught making purposeful contact will be flagged and fined"
Just get the topic over and done with so we can stop leaking video of teams doing something that is a basically part of the game, even if it is a little slimy



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:40 am
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

My understanding is that only coaches and players getting ready to enter the game can be in the coaches box.  Unlike the Jets players (IR) the Pats players were all in uniform.  The vidio does not go far enought to see if they enter the game after the punt.  As for the trip, I can't tell if the last player tried to trip or not.  If he did then that is wrong.  Also, as for as the wall, It looked like the other players tried to get out of the way.  It looked like they moved back a little.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 7:53 am
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

A Bellichick team cheating?
No way!


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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: January 16, 2011 11:31 pm
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Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

I believe without a shadow of doubt that those destroyed tapes showed the Patriots cheating in all 3 Super Bowl wins and would have damaged the league had they gotten out.   The games were over and the Trophies were awarded.  Water under the bridge and Goodell knew if things went quiet that this would disappear. 

Look how ineffective they have been since.  They lost the only Super Bowl they were in and have been basically ineffective in the Playoffs since.




Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

The Jets learned from the Patriots. There is also footage of Coach Bill trying to trip a colt who was coming back in bounds on a punt. Patriots got what they reserved today...and the Jets will suffer a similar fate next week.


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