Marshall Faulk still feels “cheated” by Patriots

NEW ORLEANS — Former Rams running back Marshall Faulk said this week that he still feels cheated by the Patriots in their 20-17 victory in Super Bowl XXXVI at the Superdome.

“Am I over the loss? Yeah, I’m over the loss,” the NFL Network analyst told CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran. “But I’ll never be over being cheated out of the Super Bowl. That’s a different story. I can understand losing a Super Bowl, that’s fine . . . but how things happened and what took place. Obviously, the commissioner gets to handle things how he wants to handle them, but if they wanted us to shut up about what happened, show us the tapes. Don’t burn ’em.

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“I know, in that game, in the red zone, the plays we ran, most of them, we hadn’t ran most of those plays that year. And a couple of plays on third down that we walked through also . . . any time that I was offset, I was always stationary. And we had creating motioning in the backfield at the same depth on the other side of the field. And they created a check for it. It’s just little things like that. It’s either the best coaching in the world when you come up with situations that you had never seen before, or you’d seen it and knew what to do.”

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