Belichick recruits a spy for Week 3 game in Baltimore

Street Talk Belichick recruits a spy for Week 3 game in Baltimore

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Though Bill Belichick attended high school in Annapolis, he isn’t scheduled to fly back into town for a reunion with friends and family for more than a week. Belichick’s New England Patriots will face the Ravens next Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC Championship game.

Belichick is notorious for trying to gain the upper hand after the famed “Spygate” incident, but he’s also taken many creative approaches that lie within the rulebook to gain the upper hand.

After not making the Ravens 53-man roster during training camp, safety Chyl Quarles was released by the Ravens and out of work; that was until he signed with the Patriots today and was added to their practice squad.

The undrafted rookie free agent from Wake Forest had a difficult standing out in the Ravens secondary, and was overshadowed by Omar Brown – who also didn’t make the team.

Quarles only had six tackles during the preseason, three of which came in final game in St. Louis after it may have been too late for him to squeak onto the roster.

Instead of keeping Quarles or Brown, the Ravens signed James Ihedigbo, who started 12 games for New England in 2011. John Harbaugh will hope to gain some  additional information on the Pats from Ihedigbo ,and now it looks like Belichick may try to do the same with Quarles.

Things like this happen all the time and there is nothing unusual about it. It’s all but certain that Dean Pees didn’t tip his full hand when it comes to his defensive scheme. It’s possible that a whole new set of terminology is in place when they take the field next Sunday, compared to what Quarles saw in camp.

One thing is for sure – each coach does whatever they can to gain the advantage and the chances of Quarles having a job after September 23rd are slim. We’ll get a better feeling for the intent of the move following the game. If Quarles is still on the practice squad when the Patriots come to town, the guess here is that he won’t be for long afterwards.

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Kris Jones

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones

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