I've been laying the smack on pretty thick but I want you all to know I've been called out on my own board for recognizing the excellence of the Patriots this season. A lot of people want to refer to the schedule are missing the point - the object is to play to your potential no matter who you are playing. Don't play down. The Patriots have played to their potential so far. I've also defended Brady. I'm not one of those that believes you have to have it one way or the other. What we are seeing with Manning and Brady in this decade is what football history is all about and that is ultimate excellence. While I hate the Pats, one can still understand and realize a team like this doesn't come along very often - just like in Indy. WARNING: We all know things go in cycles. The Miamis, Houstons and the likes aren't always going to be down. They will remember the times they felt the Colts or the Pats piled it on.