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Jimmy Johnson Tells Us the Chiefs Taped Signals -- Again

With a little more detail this time.

"Oh in a heartbeat, yeah. Yes I did," Johnson said, before confirming it was done via video.

"Oh yeah, I did it with video and so did a lot of other teams in the league," Johnson continued. "Just to make sure that you could study it and take your time, because you're going to play the other team the second time around. But a lot of coaches did it, this was commonplace."

Hopefully guys like Jimmy Johnson coming out and saying how commonplace the practice of taping opponent's signals was will mitigate the rest of the country's fascination with Bill Belichek and the Patriots.

Jimmy gave us more:

He then detailed how he learned: "I was saying one of Marty Schottenheimers scouts, Mark Hatley, who has passed away now, Mark told me that's how they did it, and Howard Mudd their offensive line coach with Kansas City, who now coaches for Tony Dungy, he was the best in the entire league at stealing signals."

And his methods: "My guy was up with my camera crew in the press box. So you'd just put an extra camera up with your camera crew in the press box who zoomed in on the signal callers. That's the best way to do it, but anyway you can't always do that because the press box camera crew might be on the same side as the opposing team. If they're on the same side as the opposing team that's when you need to do it from the sideline."

And that's why you check the site on Saturdays. Once every six months, I'll post something interesting. Which reminds me to ask about something I've been wondering about for a long time - Is anyone interested in taking over the site for the weekends? Obviously, I don't get around to posting much on Saturday and Sunday and judging by traffic numbers, a good number of you still come around on the weekend.

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