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    Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    Dolphins Engage in Counter-Espionage
    by FinHeaven | Miami Dolphins December 11, 2006

    The plan the Dolphins used to once again thwart Tom Brady - all four of his games with fewer than 100 yards passing have come against Miami - actually began last season after New England's 23-16 victory over the Dolphins on Nov. 13.

    To this day, the Dolphins are convinced the Patriots stole their defensive signals in advance of that game. That insider knowledge, the Dolphins believe, allowed New England to know Miami was blitzing - and to adjust accordingly - on the game-winning 17-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Benjamin Watson with 2:16 to play.

    This week, the Dolphins got even. Instead of just watching the soundless coaches' films to scout the Patriots, Miami purchased films that had audio of the signals Brady gives at the line - specifically the Patriots' signals to the offensive line that control Brady's protection. Armed with that information, the Dolphins listened to Brady's calls Sunday and adjusted where they brought pressure.

    "I think that helped a lot," said Zach Thomas.

    The Dolphins also spent extra time in practice and meetings installing new blitz packages designed by defensive coordinator Dom Capers and working to disguise what they were going to do against Brady.

    "If you show your hand early, he'll burn you," said safety Yeremiah Bell, who had a sack, forced fumble and recovered fumble. "What we wanted to do was kind of play with him a little bit. We know he waits until the play clock gets late before he does anything. So what we did was when he was playing around with us, we were just playing around with him.

    "When it was time to hike that ball, he didn't know what we were going to do."
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    Can't say I mind seeing the Pats get outsmarted.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
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    Can't say I mind seeing the Pats get outsmarted.
    Ditto....Belicheck deserves it!

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    That's nothing but smart right there.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    This topic was mentioned on PTI today and the questioned was asked as to why would the Dolphins go public with it. Doesn't make much sense.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    This topic was mentioned on PTI today and the questioned was asked as to why would the Dolphins go public with it. Doesn't make much sense.
    Its tough to keep quiet when you outsmart and shutout the New England Patriots. I can only imagine what it was like in the locker room after that game finished.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB1603 View Post
    Its tough to keep quiet when you outsmart and shutout the New England Patriots. I can only imagine what it was like in the locker room after that game finished.
    Yep, the Pats aren't exactly considered the cleanest team out there, so it must feel great to beat them at their own game.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    i for one dont like it. i dont really mind the dolphins winning, but it just seems a little like cheating to me.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    Quote Originally Posted by DieHard23 View Post
    i for one dont like it. i dont really mind the dolphins winning, but it just seems a little like cheating to me.
    All's fair in love and war...I don't know why all teams don't do it.

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    Re: Dolphins beat Pats by buying game film w/audio to study Brady's audibles

    Freegin Pattys must have done same to us in SB. What comes around goes around and it aint over yet. Brady is in trouble!!!
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