Whether the accusations are true or not, the fear of Patriots cheating is real.
Several old cheating accusations surfaced throughout Super Bowl week. The Eagles decided they would leave nothing up to chance this time around.
As first reported by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato appeared on 620 WDAE in Tampa and had some very interesting things to say.
Lovato claimed that the team purposely did not run plays like "Philly Special", insinuating that the team was fearful of any Pats staff spying on the walkthrough.
“I believe our whole walk-through was just a complete fake walk-through,” Lovato stated. “We did it at the stadium. There were certain people walking around. I believe I overheard someone say a lot of the plays we were running weren’t even in the playbook for the Super Bowl.”
“We already had our game plan set all week for the last two weeks,” Lovato said. “We had two weeks to prepare for that game. A measly walk-through the day before the game, we weren’t going to show anything to anyone, especially being at the stadium.”