Re: Bills fans already counting on a victory week 1 over Pats
posted at 8/26/2013 3:17 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to Bustchise's comment:
Maybe BB should try to have "practice time" with every team on the schedule the week prior to the game. That way, he can just tape the practices and it'll be just like the old days when the patsies could win the big one, by 'not using' all of those secret tapes that were totally not cheating or anything.
12.3.10 98.5 Radio
Bill Cowher: You know, let me just say this: To answer your question, no, I don’t think so. I just know as a head coach, you are always looking for a competitive edge. We had people out there trying to look at signals. We had guys go to games. They would tape the signal caller and also write it down. They would take it back and match up the signals with the game film and certain defenses with certain plays that were being called, particularly the defenses being called, to see if we could come up with some kind of an alert for a signal. So, what they did with videotaping the signal caller, people do it with the people in the stands!!
These people sitting there in the stands, looking at the signal, writing it down and matching up the 1st and 10 signal. Ok? Then you go back again and the 2nd and 10 and here’s the signal. You do that for a whole game.
You then go back and match up the defenses with the signal. And you can come up with what the signal was.
So, you don;’t need a video tape with what they were talking about doing. And people were doing it. WE were doing that. Everybody does that. You’re TRYING to gain a competitive edge. There is nothing wrong with that.
That’s why baseball players go through the mirage of signals. They’ve got all these different codes. That’s part of the competitive spirit of the game. I think it’s totally overblown. I think if you get caught (signals compromised), then do what we did and go to wristbands, you are worried about it. We started putting defenses on wristbands. Then you find a way to not get caught (signals compromised). When your good at something and people try steal from ya, I think it’s flattering.
Can we please stop responding to the Spygate nutjobs? Some guys are willing to man up and accept their team wasn't good enough to beat us. And some guys are content to live in pathetic delusional fantasy land.
If they haven't sorted out reality by now, they never will. You can not make a crazy person understand they are crazy. Let's stop wasting time on them. Let them think what they want.
I am far more worried about the backup QB position than I am what some jealous moron think about our team. The rug can come out from underneath you quickly in sports. I would rather just enjoy this team while they are still preforming at a high level.
We haven't picked up two recievers like Thompkins and Dobson since Branch and Givens. What was that, 10 years ago? Sudfeld looks good too. This offense will be fine. And if Tom Brady can go back to being the real Tom Brady instead of the gunslinger from 07 I think we have an excellent shot at another Superbowl.
The defense looks like it will be better. I'm very impressed with Tommy Kelly from the Raiders. There was another impressive newcomer. I don't remember who. One of the linebackers, I think. The secondary will be better. Adrian Wilson hasn't looked like a four time Pro Bowler. But it's only been a few games. I think the defense is going to be a lot better than people expect.
I'm excited about this year. I would rather focus on that than the childish trolls.