The Dolphins took extra precautions to assure that the Patriots didn’t cheat when the two teams squared off earlier this year. Miami then proceeded to get waxed.
Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins took more equipment staffers with them to Foxboro in Week 8 than they would for other road games. The goal was to prevent cheating.
When the Dolphins visited New England in late October, they took extra precautions to guard against potential malfeasance, multiple sources tell the Miami Herald.
Most notably: the organization traveled to New England this year with more equipment staffers than they do for a usual road trip. It wasn’t a coincidence. It was a preventative measure.
The extra staffing ensured that no Patriots employee would have any reason to touch (and potentially tamper with) their gear ahead of or during the Thursday night game.