Just a few randoms things that are passing through my mind while I have some semblence of lucidity: * Man the Jags are a whiny bunch of pansies. For a team that has a well earned reputation of being a tough team, they b!tch more than the Colts. Newsflash guys, you were dominated on both lines of scrimage and lost that game handily. I will admit that the final call could have gone either way (particularly with the quality of refing these days) but that did not decide the game. Not only that, but when playoff time comes, you have no one but yourselves and your 2-5 away record to blame. Or your two losses to Houston. * That said, I couldn't believe that they complained at all about the RTP call on NE's first TD drive. The defender leaped high in the air in an effort to bat down a pass, landed, took two more steps and then gave Brady a forearm shove that was clearly not due to lack of balance. Sure Brady wasn't hurt on the play, but that is the definition of "unnecessary roughness". By comparison, Seymour and TBC comverged on Garrard before he even completed his throwing motion and that was RTP? Not only that, but the Brady one happened after a first down pass and NE was already in the RZ. Jax's reversed essentially a game ended int. You tell me who had the bigger beef. * NE played a very good game, but the Jags let 'em off the hook a little. Where were the blitzes with press coverage? Don't these guys even watch the other games? * I was very impressed with the job Mike Wright did. I was watching some of the rewind on the NFLN yesterday and he won his battle on almost every single play. * I really hope that the Jets come to NE in two weeks. It amazes me that anyone would be wary of playing that team. The Jets will win if NE plays another game like last time (which was their worst game since the Buffalo opener in 2003), but I can't see that happening. I know I got burned on this before, but I am not afraid of laying my chips on the table again. * I will admit that the prospect of playing Denver scares me enough that I would strongly consider playing everyone against TN this week, but the need to rest some guys wins out. * Did I notice a Bam Chidress sighting? He actually made a tremendous catch taking a ball off the turf with his fingertips for a first down. * NE's inconsistency still worries me a little, but I do think that their best game would be better than any other team's best......by a good margin. * Dave Thomas played a tremendous game this past week. Impeccable hands, good seperation and fine RAC ability. Plus I saw some terrific blocking (although I will admit I didn't key on him on every play - If someone has all the data on his blocking please post). He really has all the tools to be a top tier TE in this league. * One of the funniest plays that I saw this weekend was in the NY/Mia game. The Jest ran this complicated formation that included two WRs going in motion from left to right, setting, then a third receiver motioned from right to left, spun around, motioned back to the right...... And it was a simple rush up the middle that all three interior lineman were pushed back a yard and the runner was stopped immediately. Funny stuff. * BTW, did anyone notice the complete about face that happened when Pennington threw his only decent pass of the game, the TD in the 4th? Up until that moment, the announcers were talking about how Chad lacked the arm strength to play the position effectively (correctly so), but from that moment on, it was all about how great his decision making is. Even though a Miami defender had just let a horribly underthrown int slip right through his hands just two plays before. Even the long PI call that led to NY's first FG was due to a horribly underthrown pass. Had the defender not been so concerned about catching the man that had toasted him, he would have seen that the easiest int of his life was on its way. NE played awful on the DL and played too far off the WRs the last time. If the DL play improves (and they haven't played nearly that bad since - except maybe the post-Wilfork part of the Miami game) and they play up on the WR more, I can't see how the Jets score more than 13 points in a rematch. I think that is it. We are in for a treat this week. Since it doesn't really matter who wins this game, we can go into a game being able to appreciate the opposition a little more. Vince Young is the real deal. I'm not sure how good of a passer that he is, but he is already, IMO the best rushing QB in the game. Vick is explosive and quick, but VY is more cerebral in how he runs. He instictively knows the best angles to go and it makes it seem as if he is just gliding though a defense. I thought that the faster and smarter NFL defenses would take that away from him, but that haven't so far. I will be shocked if he doesn't have at least one jaw dropping run on Sunday. I hope all is well with everyone this holiday week.