Marshall Faulk woke up some sleeping dogs this week by saying that he’d never get over feeling like he and the Rams were cheated out of a Super Bowl XXXVI win by the Patriots.
Faulk’s argument hinges on adjustments that the Patriots defense made to newly-installed plays, which plays into the allegations that New England spied on their walkthrough practice on the day before the game. A member of that Patriots defense says that there’s nothing to Faulk’s claim.
Former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest said Wednesday that the team had no inside information in the game. As evidence, he points to the final score by saying that the Rams wouldn’t have come back if the Patriots knew what was coming.
“If … we had any extra information, then that game wouldn’t have been as dramatic as it was, coming down to a field goal. Trust me. It would have been a blowout,” McGinest said, via CSNNewEngland.com.
Barring the introduction of any evidence that’s remained hidden the last 11 years, this story will likely be put back to rest after this brief return to the spotlight. That probably won’t make Faulk feel any better about things, but at least he’s had practice living with his feelings.