Originally Posted by JetPotato
Right. Belichick sacrificed a first round pick, $500K of his own cash, $1M of his team's, and the reputation of an entire franchise just to prove he could and not because it provided him any advantage
Still waiting for your explanation as to why the rule was in place.
Do you know why the rule was in place? If you want to give me a history lesson, feel free. My point is simply that the fact that Belichick ignored a league memo is irrelevant to the question of whether, and to what extent, taping signals provided a competitive advantage. Either it provided a competitive advantage or it didn't. But the fact that Belichick ignored the league memo just shows that he is a doosh, which we all agree on.