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Old 08-10-2008, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default LeBeau's take on Spygate

http://pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbur.../s_582051.html

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LeBeau, speaking recently from Steelers training camp in Latrobe, says his signals did not change appreciably from one game to the next.

As such, did the Patriots have an advantage in the AFC title game, which they won, 41-27?

"I don't see how it could hurt 'em," LeBeau said. "But that's not for me to decide. We have to play a little bit better in those situations."

LeBeau said the Steelers always have used "safeguards" against signals being stolen. Those have included sending in calls with substitutes. But when teams ran a no-huddle offense, as the Patriots did, hand signals were the only means by which to get the calls in fast enough.

"Basically, we haven't changed the signals that much because you don't want to confuse your own guys," LeBeau said. "And when the other team is not huddling up, the signals were the only way, at that time, you could get your defense to your people."

That will change this season. The NFL has instituted helmet transmitters for the defense, matching the transmitter used to relay offensive calls to quarterbacks. As with the quarterback, the line of communication on defense will be open for 25 seconds and will shut off with 15 seconds remaining on the play clock.

"That levels the playing field quite a bit," LeBeau said.

One player -- in the Steelers' case, linebacker James Farrior -- will hear the defensive calls in his helmet. LeBeau will relay the calls to linebackers coach Keith Butler, who will speak to Farrior.

But not on every play, apparently.

"I think we're still going to have our (hand) signals, because in our defense, we don't get our calls until late sometimes," Farrior said. "I figure we'll just be using a lot of our signals still. I think (the transmitter) will help us out more when they're doing hurry-up or something."

LeBeau didn't want to spend much time rehashing Spygate.

"That's been whipped up pretty good," he said. "I think if you play well, it doesn't even matter if the other team knows what you're in, and if you don't play well, it doesn't help you to confuse 'em. The game usually comes down to how you play.

"I'd rather not the other team know our signals, though."
that about says it all. the teams should be able to go back to using their signals w/o having to worry about the opponents taping them.

no wonder the patriots spent so much time in the no huddle.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:45 AM   #2
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That sounds like a subtle Shut The Heck Up by LeBeau! Can't say I disagree with it either. Nice to know you (should!) be able to use hand signals with ease, but it just repeats what we already know.

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I hope we kick the living crap out of them this year
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Puck the Fats.

Cheers in advance to all the teams that will be going on "The Revenge Tour". I hope it's this year...worst FO, worst coach, worst hype machine, and easily the worst fanbase in the universe.
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Default Re: LeBeau's take on Spygate

Nice read. Thanks for the post. Mr. LeBeau handled it well I think. You know with no moaning & whining. But those damn NE Cheaters. Once a cheater always a ... That's the only way they know to get their W.
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Nice to hear LeBeau's take on this. And yes, defense getting in-helmet calls levels the playing field. And I agree with LeBeau mixing stuff up, cause I can imagine teams like the Patriots with a geek on squad that could listen in. High tech cheating, low tech... there will always be attempts at cheating.
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LeBeau should kick belichick's ass. on behalf of the whole NFL of course

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I bet goodell doesn't understand this
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None of this means crap until we beat the Pats. I'm sick of losing to them.
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Nice to hear LeBeau's take on this. And yes, defense getting in-helmet calls levels the playing field. And I agree with LeBeau mixing stuff up, cause I can imagine teams like the Patriots with a geek on squad that could listen in. High tech cheating, low tech... there will always be attempts at cheating.
Exactly---they'll tap in.
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Nice to hear LeBeau's take on this. And yes, defense getting in-helmet calls levels the playing field. And I agree with LeBeau mixing stuff up, cause I can imagine teams like the Patriots with a geek on squad that could listen in. High tech cheating, low tech... there will always be attempts at cheating.
Mabey Kraft will get involved with Motorola somehow so they can start intercepting all communications. Then they'd know both sides.
I see no advantage in that.
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