The New York Daily News reported today that Herm Edwards was one of the first coaches to catch Bill Belichick and the spygate scandal. When Herm was the head coach for the Jets four years ago he waved at the Patriots camera during a game.
Sources told the Daily News that early in a game against the Patriots four years ago, Edwards, in his fourth season as Jets coach, and Henderson, in his first year as the defensive coordinator, noticed a Patriots camera from the opposite sideline aimed at them to tape the defensive signals.
And to show Belichick they were aware of his shenanigans, Edwards and Henderson looked right into the camera across the sideline and waved hello.
Herm actually knew before the game that the Patriots would try to steal their signals, so they planned for that happening.
Edwards had made the proper adjustments before the game to avoid Belichick stealing the defensive signals. They went into the game knowing this was a practice Belichick employed and when they saw the camera, they put on a show.
Herm wouldn’t comment on the “wave” most likely because he is friends with Bill Belichick. However, a former Jets staff member did talk about the situation.
“I will leave that one alone,” Edwards said from the Chiefs’ offices. “No comment.”
“At times, we would wave at the guy that was filming over there,” a member of that Jets staff said in September. “We just gave false signals and waved at the camera. I don’t know if they picked up our signals or not. We didn’t really worry about it too much.”
- 4 years before scandal, Herm Edwards waved to Bill Belichick’s camera – NY Daily News