Warner: Spygate still haunts Pats' Super Bowl win

Warner: Spygate still haunts Pats' Super Bowl win
January 29, 2014, 9:30 pm
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The Patriots won their first Super Bowl back in 2002 when they beat the St. Louis Rams with Warner at quarterback. The Patriots were accused of taping the Rams walkthrough before the game, part of the allegations that became known as the "Spygate" scandal.

Speaking to Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Felger & Mazz, Warner didn't sound like a man who was forgiving and forgetting. Warner's ex-Rams teammate and fellow NFL network analyst has questioned the validity of the Pats' Super Bowl victory. Warner wasn't shying away from the topic, either.

"We all understand Spygate. We all understand it was there," Warner said. " Nobody really knows what it was and nobody really has any answers about what it is. When you're the team that lost that Super Bowl, there always that question in your mind was there something.... Nobody wants to believe there was.

"The unfortunate thing about history is there's that just inkling of 'Was there something else going on.'

"Nobody ever got to see the real evidence. If there wasn't anything there, why didn't we all get to see it? I don't even want to go there. It's over it's done with Nothing is going to be taken back. But we all know...something.

"I want to give credit to coach Bill Belichick because he so good at what he does and he's so good at creating game plans. They knew this is the Super Bowl and officials don't want to call penalties, so they beat us up.

"Maybe you look at that two ways. Did have to do with them seeing something [on tape]? Or you can look at it and go, that these were great coaches who put together a great game plan. It's hard to talk about that era or that Super Bowl without that one question of was there anything else to it."