We may have found the reason the Patriots defense couldn’t stop the Eagles.
Days before Super Bowl 52, the Philadelphia Eagles held a walk-through at the stadium and Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato told 620 WDAE that he believes the entire thing was fake.
The reason? Just in case the New England Patriots were watching them.
“We had run that play during a walk-through like two weeks ago,” Lovato said, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
“I believe our whole walkthrough was just a complete fake walkthrough,” Lovato said on 620 WDAE in Tampa (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk). “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.”
Florio went on to explain that there was “absolutely no evidence” that the Patriots were watching the Eagles’ practice sessions at the stadium. But you can never be to sure when dealing with Belichick and company.