Unfortunately, nothing illegal about what the Patriots do.
It works, and so they keep doing it.
Exploit every weakness to your advantage.
I wish the Jets had this sort of cut-throat mentality. To put the hammer down on an opponent from the opening kick to the final gun. It's a game, and you play to win, so play 60 hard minutes, regardless if the score is 3-0 or 30-0.
Ha, Freud would say Patriot envy.