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Pats Spygate start with the Bucs?

Walsh Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh (that's him in the photo) gives his first television interview Friday night when he appears on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Walsh, one of the key figures in the Patriots' Spygate scandal, was interviewed by Andrea Kremer and there are startling revelations made about the Patriots-Bucs game in 2000, which the Bucs won 21-16. Here's a portion of what Walsh said to Kremer about that game:

"I had spoken with one of our quarterbacks, uh, that said, he was called into Coach Belichick's office shortly before the Tampa Bay game. In the office was Ernie Adams, Charlie Weis, and Coach Belichick. They closed the door, Charlie said to him, 'You know, we’ve got tape of the Buccaneers' coaches defensive signals. What we're going to do is have you learn this, then we’re going to have you next to Charlie on the sideline, when he's calling in the play to Drew (Bledsoe, the starting quarterback), over the coach to quarterback communication system. Drew's got the, the earpiece in the helmet, and you're going to tell Charlie the defense that's being called, and we’re going to relay the information, or use that in calling the play into Drew.' Um, the quarterback, you know, later told me that within two to three seconds of when (Bucs defensive coordinator) Monte Kiffin sent a play call into (Bucs safety) John Lynch, Drew Bledsoe had it in his helmet.''

Wow! See the entire interview at 8 Friday night on HBO.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:41pm]


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