I know about the radio frequencies, etc.
Like I said it was clearly illegal but Bill Cowher, a NFL coach we beat on the way to the Super Bowl, downplayed it himself and said everybody was stealing signals. Jimmy Johnson and others said the same thing. Dudes act like this was some top secret **** that nobody knew about, the problem was the league sent out a memo saying for everybody to stop doing it in 2006 and the Pats continued.
"Bill Belichick was wrong because he videotaped signals after a memo was sent out to all of the teams saying not to do it. But what irritates me is hearing some reactions from players and coaches. These players don't know what their coaches are doing. And some of the coaches have selective amnesia because I know for a fact there were various teams doing this. That's why the memo was sent to everybody. That doesn't make [Belichick] right, but a lot of teams are doing this."
Eric Mangini himself:
"I didn't think it was any kind of significant advantage, but I wasn't going to give them the convenience of doing it in our stadium, and I wanted to shut it down. But there was no intent to get the league involved. There was no intent to have the landslide that it has become."
As hard as this may be to believe I think I'm gonna give more credence to what NFL coaches are saying vs. some salty Jets fans
FWIW the Pats win percentage post Spygate is actually better than before it happened. I would have to track down the numbers I posted them in here earlier this season.
I'm done talking about all this tho, people are gonna believe what they wanna believe as far as how much it really impacted the game. They ****** up doing some **** that was illegal and they'll get punished for it, labeled as cheaters, etc. It is what it is.