When the NFL announced that the Broncos and head coach Josh McDaniels would be disciplined because former director of video operations Steve Scarnecchia had taped the 49ers’ walk-through last month, it referred to Scarnecchia as a repeat offender. But the NFL’s announcement didn’t explain what Scarnecchia’s prior offense was.
PFT has learned that Scarnecchia’s first offense was being part of the Patriots’ video operations — even though he left New England after the 2004 season and wasn’t part of the team during the infamous Spygate matter of 2007.
In fact, Scarnecchia was actually the Jets’ director of video operations at the time that the Patriots were caught videotaping the Jets’ signals.
Now Scarnecchia has been fired for cause, and it seems highly unlikely that he’ll ever work in the NFL again. He may need to update his Linkedin profile.