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Running it up: Belichick, Pats take no prisoners

On Sunday, Bill Belichick kicked a Hall of Fame coach while he was down, running up the score on Joe Gibbs' Redskins, 52-7. Welcome to the Patriots' no-mercy policy.

Originally Published: October 28, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots' zeal for stealing opposing defensive coaches' signals in the season opener against the Jets cost the team a first-round choice and $250,000. It also made coach Bill Belichick's bank account lighter by $500,000.

Now, the only hand signals worth mentioning might be the possibility of obscene gestures coming from the coaches and players he beats.

On Sunday, Belichick kicked a Hall of Fame coach while he was down, running up the score on ...

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