May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban next to the stage after Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) is selected as the number twenty-one overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Green Bay Packers at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban denies giving Patriots New York Jets playbook


Earlier today, reports surfaced that the New England Patriots have their mitts on a copy of the New York Jets defensive playbook. One of the rumors was that Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban provided the playbook, but now Saban is saying that report has no truth.

Saban and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick are good friends, so it was understandable that the rumors surfaced.

However, Saban claims he is too much of a professional to ever do such a thing.

According to Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News, Saban claims “he never gave copy of Jets playbook to Patriots and never would.”

The comment was provided by an Alabama spokesman.

We can now put those conspiracy theories to rest, even though it would have presented a very interesting story line leading up to the season.

The good news, however, is that the fact we are getting stories like this to surface in the news cycle which means the NFL regular season is just around the corner.

For fans of America’s new favorite pastime, there couldn’t be any better news.

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide New England Patriots New York Jets Nick Saban

  • unclealfie

    This rumor will only serve to give the jests something else to cry and whine about, as they loose both games to the only legit NFL team in the division, The New England Patriots, once again!

    • Sergio Serrano

      Oh pls, the patsy ‘ are a good team, but not as good if there were not cheats, so spear me the bs on your legit nfl team. Cheats

      • Scott Golden

        Waggh wagggh

  • ndotken

    If Bill Belichick (or anyone else for that matter) wants to see the Jets defensive playbook … here it is:

    http://www.footballxos.com/download/defense/pro-defense/2010-NY-Jets-Defense-Rex-Ryan.pdf