Former coach Vermeil doubts spying helped Patriots beat Rams

Updated: February 4, 2008, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Dick Vermeil, who coached the St. Louis Rams to their first Super Bowl championship in 2000, doubts dirty tricks prevented the franchise from winning it all again under Mike Martz in 2002.

Vermeil, in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from his home near Philadelphia, said Monday night that players win games, not schemes. He used the New York Giants' 17-14 upset over New England on Super Bowl Sunday as an example.

"How was that game decided? ...

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