Tedy Bruschi and Eric Mangini discuss John Harbaugh's comments about the Patriots and the need to defend oneself.
"Spygate happens, Bountygate happens, you get punished. ... It's wrong, all right, you pay those penalties, but it's something you have to deal with," Bruschi said. "It's something you have to live with as an organization, as players, as coaches, but you have to move on.
"That's what we did, that's what the Saints will have to do, but it's gonna be there."
Mangini, who was an assistant coach with the Patriots during their championship run in the early 2000s, was the head coach of the Jets and played a hand in bringing the Spygate issue to light.
"Never in a million years did I expect it to play out like this," Mangini said. "This is one of those situations where I didn't want them to do the things they were doing ... and I wanted to shut it down.
"But here's no intent to get the league involved, there's no intent to have the landslide that it's become, and to have guys like Tedy have to defend the championships that we earned in New England."
Mangini and Bruschi both go on to say that the Patriots' success both before and after the scandal speaks for itself.