LIKE BASEBALL, EVERYBODY STEALS SIGNALS
Your commentary is not very fair, or honest. You must spend a lot of time listening to Keith Obermann. Like him, you cleverly omit some very important facts in your opinion; like why was the entire NFL issued the same memorandum last September about video taping?
How many other teams in the NFL have stolen signals from an opponent?
How long has the practice been tolerated in the NFL?
Every other sport in this country accepts the practice of intercepting signaled messages as gamesmanship. Gaining the upper hand through stealing a signal is as common as every runner who reaches second base in baseball.
Every hockey team trys to take advantage of the line shift signal from every coach in the NHL. Every Basketball team trys to figure out the play calls of their opponent every night on the court. Come on give us a break!
Only an idiot would not try to steal the signals. This is the big time boys, the NFL! Not pee Wee league. Its not a church social, or a democratic hippy love-in with Bill and Monica.
The NFL has every right to require that the rule be followed to the letter. Belichick sending a guy up into the stands to record as an independent was not really that far outside the newly enforced rule as it might have seemed to Belichick.
After all, every team in the NFL has stolen signals...One time or another! It's just part of good coaching. At least Belicheck admits that his interpretation of the rule was flawed. You didn't even have the stones to sign this hunk of opinionated balderdash...did you Keith?