The Eagles were apparently very aware of the Patriots long history of “bending the rules” before playing in the Super Bowl. During an interview with 620 WDAE in Tampa, long snapper Rick Lovato revealed that the Eagles ran a fake walk-through before Sunday’s game just in case Bill Belichick and company were watching.
“I believe our whole walk-through was just a complete fake walk-through,” Lovato said. “We did it at the stadium. There were certain people walking around. . . . I believe I overheard someone say a lot of the plays we were running weren’t even in the playbook for the Super Bowl.”
But why not take advantage of the opportunity to practice the actual plays in the stadium where the game was going to be played, one day beforehand?
“We already had our game plan set all week for the last two weeks,” Lovato said. “We had two weeks to prepare for that game. A measly walk-through the day before the game, we weren’t going to show anything to anyone, especially being at the stadium.”
Can’t blame the Eagles for being extra careful with their game plan considering the Patriots “sketchy” past.