Steelers have problems with headsets in Foxboro
How much more convenient can you get?
The same week a report comes out rehashing all the alleged cheating by the Patriots over the years, there is some funny business going on at Gillette Stadium during the season-opening game on Thursday.
NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth shared on the telecast that the Steelers were having communication problems on their coach-to-coach headsets during the first quarter of the game.
“The word is the coaches were getting some sort of Patriots radio broadcast bleed into the headsets,” reporter Michele Tafoya explained.
Tafoya later said the headset systems were shut off entirely to level the playing field for both teams.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the matter after the game.
“We were listening to the Patriots radio broadcast for the majority of the first half … on our headsets,” Tomlin said after the game. He also said this seems to happen every time they play in New England.
The league said the issue was caused by an infrastructure matter.
Statement from NFL spokesman Michael Signora on the headset communication during the game: pic.twitter.com/5cr1ZixLph
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) September 11, 2015
This story will fit in perfectly with the narrative that the Patriots do anything to gain an edge, including sabotaging headsets during games, which is something they have been accused of multiple times in the past.
Of course, we all know what really happened:
*deactivate Steelers headsets* pic.twitter.com/inVxQSCoJV
— dafoomie (@dafoomie) September 11, 2015