The cover up job during Spygate
What was Spygate? Does anybody even know?
No, we don’t. And you know why? It comes down to the fact that the newly-minted NFL commissioner at the time, Roger Goodell, swept it up and under the rug when it happened. He destroyed the tapes and allowed the controversy to live on in our minds forever.
This is why there is so much hate towards the organization and everything Pats these days.
When a Tom Brady or Robert Kraft become defiant against Goodell for Deflategate, we, the onlookers, scratch our said and say, “Wait a minute. Wasn’t it Goodell who actually helped the Pats during Spygate?”
If you speak with Marshall Faulk, many of his St. Louis Rams teammates or some of the Carolina Panthers from the 2003 season, they’ll go their graves convinced they were cheated — that things felt strange in the sense that the Pats just knew what play was coming.
New England was penalized and life moved on. But understanding that this possibly severe controversy faded away in a favorable fashion for the organization, is just one more reason they’re the most fortunate team in Super Bowl history.