Yesterday, Kurt Warner was playing the spygate card. It's not the first time he's done this either. He did so last spring as well.

Warner isn't the only member of the 2001 St. Louis Rams to complain about losing to Belichick's Patriots that year. Former runningback Marshall Faulk is all not over it. Though it's not his first time complaining about spygate either. The Rams, of course, don't believe that they could've lost fair and square, they put all the onus on spygate.

Faulk was on WEEI's Mutt & Merloni show earlier today and really went off on spygate.

“I’m just telling you how I feel about it. If that’s your perception of what I’m saying, then that’s your perception,” he said. “I’m not taking anything away from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady; they’re great. I’m going to continue to tell you that. They’re great. They’ve won, boy, I don’t know how many games, how many AFC championships, eight? … You don’t do that without getting some things accomplished.

“I’m just telling you it’s just ironic that that’s the case.”

Added Faulk: “The only thing I know is ever since that happened and it got exposed, what we have is 0-2 in Super Bowls. That’s all. I’m not saying they have anything to do with each other; I’m just telling you what the facts are.

Faulk went into a lot of things that made sense. He continually praised Robert Kraft, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. All while continuing to bring up that they hadn't won a Super Bowl since Spygate.

He also said that he thought Tom Brady had it easier than he did, since Brady was a sixth round pick and he had the pressures of going in the first round... Right.

The former Rams runningback is clearly not over losing that Super Bowl. He constantly dances around the topic, but he most certainly believes that they lost due to shady behavior by Belichick. It's been proven time and again how little of an impact spygate had on a game, though fans, players and the media have constantly overplayed it's impact.

Bill Cowher, former Steelers coach, is one honest indvidual. He recently came out and admitted to also trying to steal signals, like the Patriots did. According to Cowher, everyone in the league was trying to do that, and detailed how largely irrelevant it is in today's game with the green dots on the helmets (headset communication to sideline).

Faulk and Warner are both being sore losers, which is hard to fault them for. I think they should start crediting Bill Belichick's defensive gameplan and Adam Vinateri's kick more than spygate as the reason that they lost that game.

The evidence pretty clearly indicates that spygate had little to do with the Patriots success. The Pats have not won a Super Bowl since spygate, but their accomplishments since 2007 haven't exactly been easy to do either. They've won at least 10 games in every one of the seven seasons. They've been to the AFC championship game four times in that seven year span. In other words, over half of the time. And they have appears in the Super Bowl twice.

Most teams would kill for that amount of success, to say that the key to winning the big game came from some largely useless information in a camera in an illegal spot (Mind you, actually taping is legal, it's just the position of the camera) is absurd.

But, we all know this. Deep down, Marshall Faulk knows it to. He'll probably go to his grave before admitting it though.

Unknown 1/30/2014 03:51:00 PM Edit

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