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“Spygate” may have been more than ten years ago, but the Philadelphia Eagles apparently weren’t taking any chances before Super Bowl LII.
In a recent interview, Philadelphia long snapper Rick Lovato said the team ran decoy plays during their pregame walkthroughs, in case any competitive spying were to occur. Lovato said a number of the plays reviewed in the session weren’t reserved for use in the big game.
The now-famous trick play that featured a Nick Foles touchdown reception was among the plays omitted from the walkthrough entirely. The team had reportedly not practiced that particular play during Super Bowl week.
Listen to Lovato’s complete interview with WDAE-AM’s The Ron and JP Show: