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Browns’ Mike Pettine accuses Patriots of having Jets playbook

Former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, now Browns head coach, accuses Patriots of having the Jets playbooks.  Photo By: Ed Murray

Former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, now Browns head coach, accuses Patriots of having the Jets playbooks.
Photo By: Ed Murray

Browns head coach Mike Pettineformer Jets defensive coordinator, believes the Patriots somehow acquired the Jets playbook in 2011. 

“The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’??s by design,” Pettine told SI.com columnist Greg Bedard. “??I don’??t put a lot of graduate-level information in it. We know in places like New England, it’??s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.”

Pettine also claims that in 2012, at Wes Welker’s wedding, Brady bragged to Jets outside linebackers coach Mike Smith (Welker’??s college roommate at Texas Tech) that the Patriots may have the Jets defensive playbooks. 

“It didn’??t shock me because Rex would give them out like candy anyway,”? Pettine continued. “??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.’ ”

Belichick and former Jets CB Revis was asked about the accusations.

“[Go] talk to Mike Pettine. I don’t know,” Belichick responded. 

“No, I don’t know anything about that,” Revis said. “I don’t know. I don’t even know how to answer that. If they did, they did. If they didn’t, they didn’t. At that point, it really doesn’t matter. You still have to go out there and compete and go out there and win the game.”


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  1. […] Browns head coach Mike Pettine, former Jets defensive coordinator, believes the Patriots somehow acquired the Jets playbook in 2011.  “The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’??s by design,” Pettine told SI.com columnist Greg Bedard. “??I don’??t put a lot of graduate-level information in it. We know in places like… Patriots Gab […]

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