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Tom Brady Reacts to Spy Gate II

Antonio Smith’s comments following the Texans’ 10th loss of the season may have stemmed from frustration, but they certainly caused a stir.

Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) yells at the sideline against the Houston Texans during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) yells at the sideline against the Houston Texans during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Smith’s comments following the Texans’ 10th loss of the season may have stemmed from frustration, but they certainly caused a stir.

After scoring seven points in the first half, the Patriots dropped 27 points in the second half of their 34-31 victory Sunday, and Smith told reporters it was “miraculous” how Tom Brady and Co. were able to turn things around.

“Either teams are spying on us or scouting us,” Smith said. “I don’t know what it is.

And now New England is being accused of Spy Gate II.

In 2008, the league fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $500,000 and stripped the team of its first-round draft pick after evidence showed the team videotaping the Jets’ signals prior to a game during the 2007 season. Belichick apologized and called the situation a misinterpretation of the rule.

When asked about the “suspicious” behavior, the Patriots quarterback said he’s been through this before and has already put it in the rear-view mirror.

“We’ve kind of been through a lot of this before,” Brady told the “Dennis & Callahan show” on WEEI sports radio in Boston. “I don’t really think much of it, truthfully. I just kind of have moved on. I’ve already started work on the Browns, trying to find a way to play those guys better and get off to a better start.”

The reality is Smith has no proof of the Patriots taping the Texans; the veteran is simply stirring the pot a little bit and making an excuse for his defense’s poor second half. The Texans have two wins on the season, so allowing one of the AFC’s elite squads to score 27 points in a half should not start a controversy.

 

 

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