Surprisingly, he doesn't seem reluctant to say positive things about the Pats. The Official Website of the Indianapolis Colts Q: You mentioned the Patriots. Talk about them a little bit. Theyâ€™re without Tom Brady at quarterback, but theyâ€™re still 5-2 . . . A: They still have that great defense. Theyâ€™ve done a pretty good job at moving the football through the air. (Quarterback) Matt Cassel has done a nice job there. They still have (wide receiver Wes) Welker. They still have (wide receiver) Randy Moss. They still have very good tight ends. They have a very well-coached offensive line, the area that has been hurt in addition to Brady has been the running game, where (Laurence) Maroney went on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and Sammy Morris has been dinged up a little bit. We wonâ€™t probably know until game time whether Sammy can play or not. That leaves Faulk and BenJarvis Green-Ellis, whoâ€™s a very hard running rookie out of Mississippi to carry the running load. (Kevin) Faulk is a very good draw, screen, third-down catching back and a very explosive guy who has hurt us in the past. Itâ€™s a formidable offense still with lots of weapons and a really strong defense that remains healthy despite the fact that theyâ€™re a little long in the tooth at some positions. They did lose (safety Rodney) Harrison, which is a big loss for them, but safety (Brandon) Meriweather will step in and do a great job there. (Jerod) Mayo, the rookie linebacker from Tennessee, has been doing a fine job, so itâ€™s as formidable a defense as ever with (defensive tackle) Vince Wilfork and (defensive end Richard) Seymour. We know them well and theyâ€™ve tormented us for a long time. Offensively, while itâ€™s not Tom Brady, itâ€™s still a stellar cast and one of the best-coached teams every year. Theyâ€™ll concede nothing and be prepared for everything, so itâ€™s a very tough matchup. Q: And they never seem to make critical mistakes . . . A: They never beat themselves. They donâ€™t commit penalties. They donâ€™t turn the ball over. They donâ€™t make mental errors. Thatâ€™s a credit to their coaching staff and Bill Belichick. Theyâ€™re well-prepared and they play as well and as efficiently no matter whoâ€™s in there as any team in the National Football League.