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So are we still laughing out loud at the jets, I mean because we are so much better than them
Source: Jets tipped officials on Patriots push play
The New York Jets were aware of the New England Patriots' previous use of the illegal pushing technique on field goals, and they made sure Sunday's game officials knew it, too.
In fact, the Jets' sideline alerted the officiating crew during the game to watch out for it, a person familiar with the situation told ESPN.com Monday.
Sure enough, the Patriots were busted in overtime, and it cost them the game.
A penalty on Chris Jones, middle, gave the Jets new life in an eventual overtime win against the Patriots.
Publicly, the Jets said little about the matter. Coach Rex Ryan probably didn't want to come off as a tattletale, but he left little doubt Monday that he knew about the Patriots' practice, and he didn't deny blowing the whistle on them.
While he wouldn't answer directly about whether he was aware the Patriots had used it once the previous week against the New Orleans Saints, Ryan said, "The coaches watch every single play of every single game, so we're aware of the opponents' tendencies and everything else."
In other words, he knew.
Ryan declined to say whether that information was shared with his players, saying he'd "leave that in-house," and he also avoided the question of whether he tipped off officials before Sunday's game.
"Again, you know what? My comments with the officials, I'll just leave that way," he said.
This tipping off the officials news is really hilarious; it seems that only when the Jets and Patriots play there often arises some sort of "game outside the game" controversy, in a cold war of franchises. This news, if true, makes Belichick look really foolish, egg all over face foolish, for not knowing the rule, and having them lose because of it. Tipping off the officials happens all the time, receivers in game will likely let the official know that a DB is holding, or things of that sort, but this is just brilliant considering the result.