Houston (CBS Houston) – The Texans defense struggled against Tom Brady and the Patriots. But then again, who doesn’t?
After the Texans 34-31 loss, defensive end Antonio Smith made it clear he thought Brady had a little extra help in carving up their defense to the tune of 365 passing yards.
“Either teams are spying on us or scouting us,” Smith said.
The nine-year veteran says the Texans added a new defensive wrinkle this week but the Patriots ‘miraculously’ knew it was coming.
“It was just miraculous that they changed up some things that they did on offense that keyed on what we put in this week,” Smith said. “There’s no way. We have not did it ever (sic) before and they ain’t never changed it ever before so it was just kind of fishy.”
In 2007 the Patriots were involved in a scandal commonly know as ‘Spy Gate’ where Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team had to forfeit a first-round draft pick for secretly taping coaches.
“(Brady) knew what we were doing.” linebacker Joe Mays said.
“It is a specific thing that was important to what we were going to do today that they did all year.” Smith added.
The Patriots deciding to spy on a 2-9 team a week after their biggest win of the season seems like a stretch. But if the allegations are proven true, it would certainly be a major scandal for a Patriots team gearing up for a playoff run.
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