(WDAE) - We KNOW you remember Spygate!!!
In 2007, the New England Patriots were disciplined by the NFL for videotaping the New York Jets' defensive coaches signals from an unauthorized location. Nearly nine months after that incident, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots had also videotaped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough practice prior to Super Bowl XXXVI in February of 2002.
In May of 2008, the Boston Herald apologized for "falsely reporting" the taping of the Rams' practice, but by then, many people were already wary of the Patriots and how they do their business.
Well, the Philadelphia Eagles apparently didn't want to take the chance of history repeating itself so they ran a completely FAKE walkthrough in the days leading up to Super Bowl 52. There were a number of different plays that the Eagles practiced that weren't even used in the game.
Even the "Philly Special" play where Nick Foles caught a touchdown on 4th down wasn't even practiced during the week. It was worked on two weeks prior, and not brought to Minnesota just in case "someone" would be watching.
Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato told The Ron and JP Show that Philadelphia made sure that they ran a different walkthrough in practices leading up to the Super Bowl in case anyone from New England was watching.
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