Originally Posted by PatriotReign
Ummm...did the author forget that the Pats were a Tyree helmet catch away from a Superbowl winning perfect season after
spygate? Or were they still using tapes still their possession to decipher hand signals that no coaches bothered to change after spygate? Sounds logical. Oh...and Cassel's season happened after spygate as well. I usually don't really care about this stuff, in fact I hope we get our 4th asterisk this season but talk about cherry picking facts to back up an agenda.
The author's thesis is the the Pats intelligence/ communications network at home was never dismantled due to the bargain the league struck with Patriots organization to end the scandal as quickly as possible. Post Spygate performance such as the SB and Cassel is used to assert his claim.
His evidence is based on the Pats' extraordinary home record - a statistical aberration - and the lack of any home stadium league countermeasures vice away game evidence (submission of the videotapes).