Patriots Spygate: Can We Finally Move On?

Greg HoweCorrespondent IMay 15, 2008

Former New England Patriots’ employee Matt Walsh met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector on Tuesday. He turned over eight tapes to the commissioner that showed the Patriots filming opposing coaches’ signals and the plays that followed.

That’s it.

There was no tape showing the St. Louis Rams’ Super-Bowl walk through (thank you Boston Herald for blowing that one), and Walsh said that he had no knowledge of anyone taping it.

There was nothing else.

Are we all happy that we had to be put through this so much longer than what was necessary?

Good thing the media wouldn’t give up on this and just let it go, because obviously there was so much more new information that shows how bad the Patriots franchise really is.

The only new information that we got was that an un-named player practiced while he was on injured reserve.

The Patriots did what probably every other team does in the NFL, yet they were the ones that got caught.

It happens.

They got punished for it.

Can we let it go now?

It seems almost everyone is ready to let it go except for Sen. Spector, who is calling for a private investigation into the whole incident.

However, he isn’t going to get it from Congress, so if some private company does it, then no one is going to take it seriously.

Let it slide Senator. The Patriots beat your Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. There is nothing you can do about it now.

The Patriots will still be remembered as one of the best teams in NFL history.

They will still be considered a dynasty, and nothing should be taken away from the players that were on those Super-Bowl winning teams.

I still think Bill Belichick is one of the best coaches ever, even after this incident. Yes, this lowers him in the rankings a bit, but he still has to be one of the top-ten best coaches of all time.

It looks like the Patriots can finally move on.

A big thank you goes out to the media and the NFL for dragging this one on longer than it had to be.

I don’t know why it took so long to come up with an agreement with Matt Walsh, but good thing you made us wait, because we all benefited from it so much.

Watch out for the Patriots this season. The team never needs any extra motivation, but now that they have it. Another trip to the Super Bowl looks likely for Belichick and his crew.