After losing to New England, Texans’ defensive end Antonio Smith says he was suspicious of the Patriots half time adjustments and even implied that they had spied on their practices.
When asked about the comments, the ever-cool Tom Brady brushed off the accusation.
“I don’t really think much of it, truthfully. I just kind of have moved on. I’ve already started work on the Browns [the Patriots’ Week 14 opponent], trying to find a way to play those guys better and get off to a better start.”
“If you have like a bad first drive, you don’t really come over to the sideline and go, ‘All right, guys, we’ve gotta change everything. Let’s scrap all the crap we’ve been practicing all week and just start making stuff up on the fly,'” he said.
“But I think by halftime you have really a good enough sample size to figure out how the game is being played, the things, the matchups that go in our favor, the matchups that don’t go in our favor. Maybe there’s some new things that they’ve done that we’ve got to adjust to, but ultimately, after halftime you get a chance to evaluate and say, ‘Well, how did that half play out?’
With spy gate far from forgotten, Smith knew exactly what he was doing when he made those implications. Quite frankly, New England was the better team. After 10 straight losses, Smith needs to be worried about goes on in his own film room and scouting report.