Steve Spagnuolo has always been suspicious of the New England Patriots.
Two years before the SpyGate saga came to light, Steve Spanguolo was the linebackers coach for the Eagles in 2004 when they played Patriots in Super Bowl XXXlX.
Spagnuolo says the defensive coaching staff became suspicious that the Patriots knew what was coming before each play.
In an interview with Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic on Monday, Spagnuolo claimed:
“The biggest thing we learned was make sure you have two signal callers, not one signal caller, because they may have all your signals.
“I remember through the course of the game Jim saying, ‘They’re getting our signals. They know when we’re blitzing … try to hide it.’ I remember distinctly thinking. ‘I don’t think so Jim, just concentrate on calling the game.’ In hindsight, he was right. When you go back and look at that tape, it was evident to us.
“We believe that Tom [Brady] knew when we were pressuring him because he certainly got the ball out pretty quick.”
Spagnuolo was able to get his revenge in Super Bowl 42, when was the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, who took down the undefeated Patriots:
“It wasn’t going to happen in the 2008 Super Bowl.”