|John Harbaugh: Patriots’ titles have asterisks, are stained
Posted by Michael David Smith on May 1, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT
Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes the Spygate scandal permanently taints the Patriots, saying the three titles the team won under coach Bill Belichick have to be called into question because the team broke NFL rules by taping opposing coaches’ signals.
In an interview on Baltimore radio station 97.9 FM, Harbaugh was asked about the Saints bounty scandal. But instead of talking about the Saints, Harbaugh focused his answer on the Patriots.
“In the end, everything is brought before the light of day,” Harbaugh said. “Even the thing in New England, no matter whether those things had any impact on whether they won their championships or not, they got asterisks now, it’s been stained. So to me, it’s never worth it. You’ve got to figure out ways to use the rules to your advantage.”
Harbaugh said he and the Ravens organization are always careful to make sure they’re in compliance with the rules of the NFL.
“If you’re cheating, in the end, you’re going to get discredited,” Harbaugh said. “It’s just not worth it.”
Harbaugh added that he believes the Ravens have been victimized by other teams cheating in the past, although he doesn’t want to say which teams because he believes such an accusation would become a headline at a certain pro football website.
“Yeah, I have, but if I say when, it’s gonna be like Pro Football Talk is gonna blow up like crazy,” Harbaugh said when asked if he thinks he has ever been victimized by another team breaking the rules. “I’m going to get accused of accusing somebody of something.”
Consider PFT blowed up, Coach Harbaugh.
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is exactly what i said in the first post of this thread
...they should have played it straight. BTW I've heard rumor that the NFL actually kept some of what New England did under wraps. Namely being directly plugged into the opponents headsets, radios, etc. at Gillette Stadium to monitor communications between the guys upstairs in the booth and the coaches on the field. Frankly I believe it Bellichick is ultra competitive and sometimes that clouds a mans judgement. The day to day pressure to win coaches operate under in the NFL is tremendous.
I think it would be fun to have a beer with Rex. I think it would be fun to punch the Harbaugh's in the face
smart assholes...the Ryans are dumb assholes. Small difference.
|called into question because the team broke NFL rules by taping opposing coaches’ signals.
You are allowed to tape other teams signals. The Giants admit to doing it themselves. You just can't videotape them. Audiotaping signals is okay (i.e., having a guy talking into a tape recorder with descriptions of the signals is allowed by the league and the Giants do it).
â€śThe shot at coach Belichick I donâ€™t understand,â€ť Bruschi said. â€śWhen coach Harbaugh was interviewing for the job in Baltimore, it was coach Belichick that vouched for him. Thereâ€™s a little bit of loyalty that coach Harbaugh needs to learn.â€ť
Are the Harbaughs and the Ryans related?
What a bunch of LOSERS!
Such a joke isnt it. You and I can sit in the stands and video the whole game. You can dvr a game.
They were warned and then got caught first.
was on ESPN saying that he regrets the spygate thing. He said that he was simply trying to gain a small advantage before the game and never expected it to get out of control. He said he regrets that decision. I give him a lot of credit for admitting the mistake.
a small advantage,,,,on play that wins the game for you?
Disingenious by Mangini if you ask me....cheating is cheating.
You don't remember Spygate do you?
Yes - the Ryan Brothers, but the gap is closing.