Uh oh. We now have two potential controversies arising from yesterday's Game of the Century. In addition to the accusation that the Colts pumped in fake crowd noise against the Patriots, now Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots had communications problems:
Belichick said the Patriots operated without their coach-to-quarterback communication system for most of Sunday's game. He said it was unusual for that to happen and that the team went to a system in which they were signaling plays into Tom Brady.At one point during the game, Brady seemed to be struggling to get a play from the sideline. Accusations that the Patriots sabotaged their opponents' communications surfaced against the Patriots this year; nothing ever came of those accusations. One question: Why would the Colts need to both pump in fake crowd noise and block Belichick's communications with Brady? Wouldn't one or the other suffice?
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