Patriots Find New Loophole In Rulebook vs. Broncos, Take Von Miller Out Of the Play (Pics)
The New England Patriots are right back at it again, making people upset. But this time they did it within the rulebook.
Which Patriots player doesn’t belong in this picture? LB Shea McClellin (58) played 1 snap on offense (5:55, 1st Q). pic.twitter.com/pqbMz0Avdv
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 19, 2016
During a key play in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Broncos, head coach Bill Belichick put linebacker Shea McClellin on offense, disguising him as a lineman in the huddle.
McClellin went wide in the slot position once the team broke the huddle, neutralizing Denver Broncos star LB Von Miller, who had the duty of covering him. The Broncos were only able to rush 3 and that gave QB Tom Brady all the time in the world to do what he does best.
— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) December 18, 2016
A rarely used play that is perfectly legal.