The best part is Belichick, Brady and the Pats reputation takes another big hit. The pattern will raise Spygate's legacy more to the fore in the public's minds.
Seriously, that question becomes more imperative as each year passes and the Pats continue to lose in the playoffs/superbowl. Unfortunately, we will never know as Goodell destroyed the evidence. I wonder why?
3 years in a row the Pats got roughed up. In the regular season a lot of those hits are some extra flags and there's a lot more flags being thrown. in the playoff's the ref's let the game go on some more and more physical play slide. In the playoff's what has killed the Pats is the lack of a deep ball, being out muscled, no toughness, and lack of adjustments.
Its the same story the last 3 years. If the Pats want to finally get over the hump they desperately need to work on 20 plus yard plays and not rely on all the short stuff. Guys were getting crushed all game and eventually it wore the Pats receivers out ... guys started droppin balls, scared to run after catch, and etc. They desperately need a tough leader as well. I'm hoping they don't fix this and at this point in his career I'm not sure if Brady can adjust to making more throws downfield.