When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules. Jason Castro Jersey .The New England Patriots were creative and intentionally deceptive, but using four offensive linemen isnt illegal.The tactic worked and angered the Ravens and coach John Harbaugh. Theres no telling what wrinkles Belichick and the Patriots (13-4) are planning for Sundays AFC championship game against Indianapolis (13-5).Its a situation that I saw another team use, kind of, Belichick said, explaining the unique formation. Then we talked about it and thought about ways maybe to put some pressure on the defence with that concept of having more receivers on the field than were actually eligible. To make them ineligible instead of making an ineligible guy eligible, to go the other way around. We came up with a few ideas.Got that?OK, heres a simple summary of what the Patriots did for three plays against Baltimore:(asterisk) Right guard Josh Kline came off the field.(asterisk) Backup tight end Michael Hoomanawanui entered and lined up where the left tackle traditionally plays but declared himself eligible.(asterisk) Left tackle Nate Solder moved inside to left guard.(asterisk) Running back Shane Vereen entered and lined up in the slot, but was technically the right tackle and therefore ineligible.That created confusion because the defence covered Vereen, thinking he was going to run a pattern. Hoomanawanui was allowed to run freely down the seam.Hoomanawanui caught two passes for 16 yards and 14 yards Harbaugh drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for going on the field to argue that his defence shouldve had more time to identify eligible receivers before the snap.After the penalty, Tom Brady tossed a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski to cut the Ravens lead to 28-21.Nobodys ever seen that before, Harbaugh said. Its not something anybodys ever done before.Belichick said he expanded on another NFLs coachs idea, but didnt say who it was. Philadelphias Chip Kelly is known for his innovative strategies and he introduced a few of these formations right away in his first game in 2013.Kelly has used a three-man line with tackles Jason Peters and Lane Johnson both split wide to opposite sides. Hes used a formation where both tackles are on the same side. And, hes had Johnson line up in the slot.Kelly and Belichick are good friends and the Eagles and Patriots have practiced against each other the week leading up to their preseason games each of the last two seasons. Maybe they shared secrets.Oregon, Kellys former team, uses strange formations often, especially on extra-point attempts.The Detroit Lions ran a similar play in Week 6 where they lined up six offensive linemen with one of them split wide. It didnt work and Matthew Stafford was sacked on the play.Perhaps Belichick and offensive co-ordinator Josh McDaniels watched the Alabama-LSU game on Nov. 8. The Crimson Tide ran the same formation on the first play of overtime and 304-pound offensive lineman Brandon Greene caught a 24-yard pass to the 1. Greene lined up in the same spot the Patriots put Hoomanawanui.Hardly ever see only four offensive linemen in the game, former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn told the AP this week. And to put an ineligible player who wears an eligible number out at a wide receiver position is unique. On top of that, the play was well-designed where Vereen stepped back and acted like he was running a screen. Nothing illegal about it.Earlier last week, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula referred to Belichick as Beli-cheat in an interview. Thats a label Belichick has heard since the coach was fined $500,000 and the Patriots were fined $250,000 and stripped of their 2008 first-round draft choice by the NFL for videotaping New York Jets signals during a 2007 game.But trick plays arent cheating or even unusual. The Patriots tied the score later in the game on wide receiver Julian Edelmans 51-yard TD pass to Danny Amendola.Belichick doesnt expect anything to prevent the Patriots from using their new formation against the Colts.Id venture to say I couldnt remember the last time that I havent seen an eligible receiver report as an ineligible player in the NFL, Belichick said. I would say it happens in every game on the punt team. Youre allowed to do that. We did it.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_RobMaaddi Rod Carew Jersey . The mood in Seattle was electrified as the parade featuring the NFL champions began near the Space Needle and made its way to CenturyLink Field, the home of the team. At a ceremony inside the stadium, the team thanked its loyal followers -- the 12th Man -- capping a day of boisterous celebration that drew an estimated 700,000 revelers to Seattle. Cheap MLB Jerseys . As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. http://www.cheaptwinsjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-miguel-sano-jersey . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014.MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact want to turn the page on the first half of their season. After 17 games — the midway point of Montreals third season in Major League Soccer — the Impact are dead last in the standings with a league-worst 3-9-5 record. The team will be looking to start anew when it takes on the Columbus Crew on the road on Saturday. "Its a brand-new season," said an optimistic Hassoun Camara. "We didnt do so well in the first part. We were expecting a lot better. We have to do everything to reverse the trend, and we have the players to do so. "Were technically sound, even more so than many teams in the league. What we need now is to meet those other teams intensity." Montreal is tied with the Chicago Fire for fewest wins on the season (3), and only the San Jose Earthquakes have scored fewer times than the Impact (17). The teams minus-12 goal differential is second worst in MLS behind only the Houston Dynamo. Despite their poor start to the season, the Impact are far from admitting defeat. "That wasnt an easy half of the year for us," said assistant coach Mauro Biello. "There are still a lot of games, and theres a lot of parity in this league. If we can string together a few good games, well be in a good position. We have to work hard, focus on the positive, and go from there." Though theyve picked up just 14 points from 17 games, Frank Klopas men are still only nine points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Playing in a league where streaking teams can quickly climb in the standings, the Impact are hoping a few positive results will finally get the ball rolling. "Were only halfway through the season," said striker Jack McInerney, whos scored six goals in 12 games for Montreal. "Weve played good soccer lately; we just havent gotten the results. There are still plenty of points on the table. Going forward, were going to have to do everything right." The Impact will start the second half of their season at Columbus Crew Stadium facing a side going through a lengthy rough patch of their own. After starting the season with three wins in a row, the Crew (4-7-8) have only won once in their last 16 MLS matches, and are winless in their last seven. Columbus, a club known this season for its successful passing and long spells of possession, is coming off a tough midweek loss against Kansas City. On Wednesday, a stoppage-time goal by Sportings Benny Feilhaber handed the Crew their second loss in a row. With Saturdays opponents on just two days rest, McInerney is calling the game against Columbus a perfect matchup for the Impact. "Theyre struggling also," he said. "Going in there, were really going to have to defend, play on the counter, and see what we can get on the break. Its a winnable game, so we have to go into it looking for the three points." Like the Crew, Montreal wants to move on from a heartbreaking loss against Kansass City. Kennys Vargas Jersey. Last Saturday, a defensive mistake gifted all three points to Sporting when defender Heath Pearce and goalie Troy Perkins got their wires crossed and failed to clear a harmless ball away from the penalty box in the 89th minute. The week before, the Impact conceded a stoppage-time goal to Chivas USA for its first loss since returning from the World Cup break. The Impact had not dropped back-to-back contests since losing its first three to start the season. On Saturday, Montreal will look to take advantage of a depleted Columbus lineup that lost two of its players to injury in the last couple of weeks. Crew forward Jairo Arrieta left a July 12 game against the New York Red Bulls with a left hamstring strain, and has not played since. Hector Jimenez, an offensive-minded midfielder for Columbus, sprained his knee on July 4. Both have been ruled out for the game versus Montreal. Arrietas and Jimenezs absence will make things easier for an Impact backline that has been showing signs of improvement lately, despite consecutive losses. Montreal has conceded just three times in four games, and has recorded four clean sheets in its last seven in all competitions. "Were on the right track," said Biello, whose team is the only one in MLS without a road win this season (0-5-3). "Look at our last few games, the team is playing better. If we can do that on the road, along with the quality we have up front, we can get a result. A few draws and victories on the road will give us a good chance to make the playoffs." That will depend largely on the Impacts offence, which has been stale all season. Montreal has scored more than two goals just once this year — a 3-0 victory against Houston at the end of June. Goals have been especially hard to come by away from home, where the Impact have scored just five times in eight games. McInerney says Montreal has to start getting more players forward. "Weve put in a lot of work defending, because we had some struggles keeping the ball out of the net," said the 21-year-old. "But too many people are sitting back now. We have to get numbers in the box; its the only way were going to create opportunities for the team and create chances." The Impact and Crew will play each other twice more after Saturdays contest — on Aug. 30 in Montreal, and on Sept. 27 in Columbus. Notes: Marco Di Vaio, who has found the back of the net twice in his last three games, has three career tallies versus Columbus. The Italian striker celebrated his 38th birthday on Tuesday. … The Crews last MLS win came on May 24 versus the Chicago Fire. … On Tuesday, defender Adrian Lopez suffered a second ACL tear in his right knee. Lopez, who played just 44 minutes with the Impact since being acquired last July, will be out for the rest of the season. … After missing two games due to a groin injury, Justin Mapp now has two assists in his last three games. Cheap Steelers Jerseys Cheap Patriots Jerseys Cheap Bills Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Giants Jerseys Cheap Redskins Jerseys Cheap Bears Jerseys Cheap Eagles Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Jaguars Jerseys Cheap Raiders Jerseys Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Lions Jerseys Cheap Browns Jerseys ' ' '