NEW YORK -- As the media awaits the arrival of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the Intercontinental Hotel, some video shot by the Patriots, of opposing coaching signals, is being shown on the flat-screen TVs in the room.
The current video shows a game against the Miami Dolphins from the 2000 season.
The shots show coaches signaling from the sideline, then an end-zone view of the play. After the play, the video cuts back to the sideline to the coaches. There is then a quick shot of the scoreboard which shows the time on the clock, and the down and distance of the next play.
That cycle continues throughout the video shown to this point -- coaches signals, the play, more coaches signals, a shot of the scoreboard.