They practice in the mud and rain. They don't draft superstars, they draft hard workers. They don't go there to have fun, they go there to win. Love them, or hate them, you have to respect Belichick and the Patriots
The New England Patriots also spy, if not also attempt to cheat in other ways.
"Bombshell ESPN report says Patriots' 'Spygate' scandal was way worse than people realized"
"According to a bombshell report from ESPN's "Outside the Lines," the Spygate
scandal — in which the Patriots were caught videotaping opponents' defensive
signals — is perhaps the primary reason the NFL tried to nail them for Deflategate.
The report details Spygate as we've never heard it, painting a picture of systematic cheating
that went way further and looks way worse for the Patriots than people previously realized."
"Other methods of cheating reportedly include:
Sending low-level Patriots employees to sneak into the visiting locker room during
pregame warm-ups and steal the play sheet. As Van Natta and Wickersham note,
"The practice became so notorious that some coaches put out fake play sheets for the Patriots to swipe."
Sending employees through the visiting team's hotel to try to swipe playbooks and scouting reports.
"Scrambling and jamming" opponent radio headsets to interfere with opponent communication."
"There, investigators found "a room accessible only to Belichick and a few others"
with a "library of scouting material containing videotapes of opponents' signals,
with detailed notes matching signals to plays for many teams going back seven seasons."
However, as Van Natta and Wickersham report, "almost as quickly as the tapes and
notes were found, they were destroyed, on Goodell's orders: League executives stomped
the tapes into pieces and shredded the papers inside a Gillette Stadium conference room."
The report says the Patriots never told the league how many games they filmed
and offered up only eight tapes, and the league never asked.
Goodell was accused by some owners of sweeping the issue under the rug and
helping out his close friend, Patriots owner Robert Kraft."
Of course, many Americans embrace a 'win-at-all-costs' ethos and admire
successful cheating (as long as it's not done by Chinese).