Everyone is piggybacking off the ESPN Outside The Lines report detailing the accusations of the New England Patriots cheating. Back in 2005, the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX, 24-21.

Former Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas, now a radio host on SportsRadio 94WIP’s, told CBSPhilly.com, “I knew they were cheating.”

“It seemed like they had our playbook and they knew exact what plays we ran,” Thomas said. “Funny thing is, not only were they taping our signals, they had notes about each signal and they had picture of notes.”

Thomas says the jig was up as soon as Super Bowl XXXIX began.

“Remember this too, they tried to tape your walk-through, which all has the first 15-20 plays of the game. How of all the sudden, after not running a 4-3 defense all season long, they switched to 4-3 in the Super Bowl? First play of the game. You could tell something was up.”

Rule changes that have occurred over the pas 15 years, Thomas says all lean towards the Patriots and Spygate.

Are you buying Hollis’ claims?

By Glenn Erby


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