If you’re a Steelers fan, you shouldn’t be worried about being called a whiner if you believe that the Steelers could very well have been cheated out of a Super Bowl trip by the guy who’s trying to tie Chuck Noll for most Super Bowl wins by a head coach today.
Bill Belichick cheated.
Ed Bouchette pulls no punches in his story in the Post-Gazette. And he has quotes from players, including Hines Ward, who say they are convinced that Belichick gained an advantage by illegally taping opposing coaches during games.
If you think Bouchette is being homer, check out what Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe wrote about spygate back in 2008:
“Remember that glorious evening in New Orleans when the Patriots captivated the nation by taking the field en masse rather than individually? Remember those clutch drives orchestrated by Tom Brady, those game-winning kicks by Adam Vinatieri, and all the other snapshot moments in the three Super Bowls?
Tainted, all of it.”