Mike Pettine is the current head coach of the Browns and was formerly the defensive coordinator of the Jets. He served under Rex Ryan from 2009 through 2012. Well, he did an interview with Greg Bedard of Monday Morning Quarterback and dropped a bit of a bombshell.
The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’s by design. “I don’t put a lot of graduate-level information in it,” Pettine says. “We know in places like New England, it’s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.”
Pettine told a story of how, at Wes Welker’s wedding, Tom Brady bragged a little bit to Jets outside linebackers coach Mike Smith, who was Welker’s college roommate, that the Patriots may or may not have had possession of a couple Jets defensive playbooks.
“It didn’t shock me because Rex would give them out like candy anyway,” Pettine says. “He gave one out to [Alabama coach Nick] Saban and I was like, ‘Don’t you know Saban and Bill [Belichick] are pretty good friends? I have a feeling it’s going to end up in New England.’"
Bill Belichick was asked about these allegations today at minicamp didnt conform nor deny it. He simply responded, "go talk to Mike Pettine. I don’t know."
Anyway, this clown Pettine may be telling the truth or he may be simply slinging a bunch of bullshit in an attempt to smear Brady and Belichick's legacy because the Patriots owned the Jets during his time there. I dont know.
If this guy is telling the truth and isnt just an attention whore, does it make any of the Patriots' wins against the Jets during his tenure cheap or dirty? Or does it simply mean that his boss, Rex Ryan, was a friggin moron for giving out his defensive playbook "like candy." Im going with the latter. This is nothing more than Rex Ryan being the assclown that he is.
What's annoying is that this gives all the Patriots haters more ammo. We'll probably never know the truth, but it doesnt matter to those douchebags. People will believe what they want to believe and the dickheads who are still clinging to Spygate now have another reason to hate.
Get ready to ignore the noise, people. Its coming.
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