Doesn't look like he was "just answering questions", seems like he added some unsolicited thoughts:
"Shula admires the Patriots' team, but then, without being asked
, he said Spygate negatively impacts the way they should be perceived this season.
"The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished. You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it," Shula told the Daily News yesterday. "Belichick was fined $500,000, the team was fined $250,00 and they lost a first-round draft choice. That tells you the seriousness or significance of what they found."