I am amazed that Patriot fans here on these boards ares starting to buy in to the biggest baloney that I have ever heard. It is getting repeated so much that even we fans who ought to KNOW BETTER are starting to begrudgingly say the same nonsense in our posts. The best example of this phenomenon are the Bolts and Colts. The NONSENSE is that these teams have MORE TALENTED players. Just because the Bolts let two loudmouth OLBs, ignore the run, ignore the pass in the flat, and madly rush the QB and manage between the two of them to get a dozen or more sacks for each of them, we say they are better than the OLBs playing for the Patriots. Nothing but Freeneys! The Patriots OLBs are only allowed to play fundamental defensive football. They are coached to read-and-react, check the run, check the flat pass and screen, and only then rush the passer. Three guys split the assignments and so each end up with a half dozen or so sacks, but the defensive PR is 66 and the Running defense is 3.5 YPC. Why do you sophisticated fans buy in to the idea the asses playing selfish OLB for the Bolts are better? They aren't !!! I maintain its harder to play fundamental defense and stop the run and pass and still get a half dozen sacks apiece for the season, than to get gaudy and meaningless sacks when you yield a PR of 77, and a 4.2 YPC rushing average. Another example. The Colts have great WRs. But if you look at their stats Wayne 95, and Harrison 86, got all but a small handful (< 10) of the WR catches. For the Pats six WRs split the receptions, making the Pats have great depth, the possibility of a breakout by a new guy like Jabbar Gaffney, and have the ability to withstand injury. Its the Patriot system under Belichick. Are the Colts receivers all that much better? Or do they simply play in a system that gives them essentially ALL the WR receptions and inflate their statistics? I pointed out that Red Auerbach never had a single player in the top ten in scoring in the NBA. But he did have 12 in the balance of top forty. Spread it around. No single injury save Russell could prevent their winning 11 in 13. (Russel WAS hurt in the single other year.) If a Sam Jones has an off night, or someone was in foul trouble, any one of the others could pick up and take over the scoring. The machine rolls on. Red and Bill use the same strategy. You guys should KNOW BETTER. The Belichick system minimizes startling and gaudy stats for the good of T-E-A-M and depth. Don't buy into the idea that other Teams have "better talent". Its mostly bunk!