Former Patriots assistant Eric Mangini says if he could change one thing, he wouldn't have turned the Patriots in over Spygate nearly five years ago.
Its regret, its disappointment, its all of those things, said Mangini appearing on NFL Live alongside former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. I know what it took to win those Super Bowls and I have so much respect for the people that were involved there. Im disappointed that this is what its translated into.
The fact that Tedy has to sit here and talk about that because of a decision that I made, its disappointing.
Mangini says he wasn't trying to hurt the Patriots or Bill Belichick when he alerted the NFL, he only wanted to beat the Patriots.
This is one of those situations where I didnt want them to do the things they were doing." continued Mangini. "I didnt think it was any kind of significant advantage, but I wasnt going to give them the convenience of doing it in our stadium, and I wanted to shut it down."
Remember that Atlanta Falcons offensive game plan against the Patriots in the final five minutes of the Super Bowl?
Kyle Shanahan, then the Falcons offensive coordinator and now coach of the San Francisco 49ers won't forget it. If Atlanta had simply run the ball and kicked a field goal with an eight-point lead, the Falcons would have likely held off Tom Brady and the Pats' comeback from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit.
Shanahan told The Rich Eisen Show there's one play call he'd like to have back.
"The second-and-10 that we got sacked on,” Shanahan said. “I wish I had dialed up something differently. And then the next play, we called an option to [Mohamed] Sanu, we got right back in field goal range, but we had a holding call on the play and it knocked us out some more, and an incompletion on the next one.”
Click here for the play: Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers sacked Matt Ryan for a 12-yard loss.
"I go through every single play in the game, but when it comes down to it, the big one was the sack that we had on second-and-10,” Shanahan told Eisen.
Shanahan probably won't see the Patriots again this season, unless it's in the Super Bowl. And with the 49ers rebuilding under him, that's not likely to happen.
Not to be outdone by Boston legends Tom Brady and David Ortiz, as well as other Patriots, getting all dressed up and heading to the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined the horsey set on Saturday at the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Belichick's girlfriend Linda Holliday posted a picture on Instagram of the Patriots coach at the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The race was won by 13-1 long shot Cloud Computing.
Nice suit, coach.