After a 34-31 win for the New England Patriots, Houston Texans’ defensive end Antonio Smith called into question how the Patriots were able to perform so well against the Texans’ defense.
The Patriots overcame a 17-7 halftime deficit to get the win, and according to Smith, he believes the Patriots may have been spying on them leading to their 24-point second half.
Ron Borges and Tom E. Curran joined Michael Holley on Sports Sunday to discuss Smith’s accusations.
“Look, they’ve played against Wade Phillips a gazillion times, I don’t think that Wade was going to come up with much of anything that Tom Brady hadn’t seen before,” Borges said. “So, you see some things, and what you thought you could do isn’t working, so you have to do something else and you do it. For this guy to come to that conclusion I thought was just a guy making an excuse.”
Curran agreed with Borges that in their years throughout the NFL, Brady and Bill Belichick have seen pretty much everything.
“Belichick has coached 300 regular season games, Brady played in his 224 game including playoffs today, Wade Phillips is a guy they’ve coached against, it doesn’t take long to figure out we want to try this, this or this,” Curran said. “This is not the Rosetta Stone. People have figured these things out before. There’s nothing new under the sun.”