Getting the signals

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was in a pretty good mood during his weekly meeting with the media Wednesday.

Hamilton is responsible for coming up with a game plan that will be able counter New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s defensive schemes.

Hamilton referred to it being a 60-minute chess match because Belichick is always changing looks and disguising things. Then Hamilton pulled out a line that brought out a few laughs from the media contingent.

"They always tend to find ways to figure out some of your signals," Hamilton said with a grin. "That's part of it. It's truly an honor to have an opportunity to field a team and compete against the likes of Coach Belichick, who will go down as one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Football League."

The Patriots will always remain infamous for the Spygate scandal in 2007.

Hamilton, who was part of the New York Jets' staff from 2003-05, was obviously joking when he said the Patriots "find ways to figure out some of your signals."