1) Losing the 1st rounder is a harsher penalty than a suspension would have been, so the people who are saying the Commish was "too lenient" are just morons. BB has 8 1st rounders since taking over as HC of the NEP. 7 of them are still with the team, and the 8th played here a full 5 seasons before moving on. There isn't a single bust among the lot. Every single one of them are starters (excepting Meriweather as it is too soon for him). 2) While they could never admit it, there are more HCs pissed at Mangini right now than pissed at Belichick. The Pats are not the only ones doing these things but now a bunch of teams are going to have to make adjustments. 3) Mangini never intended for things to spiral out of control this far and if he could take it back, he would. 4) There are now 53 men (plus a handful of coaches) in blue more motivated to win a Super Bowl than ever before in their lives, and God help anyone that stands in their way. Now I am not one of these idiots saying this whole thing was BB's master plan all along or that this scandal is a good thing. Losing a #1 is a very harsh penalty. But for this year, 2007, if you ever wanted to find a way to motivate the players just a bit more beyond what they already had, this will do that.