Disclaimer: I still want the *Patriots* to go all the way and win it and I still want to beat the Colts every time we face them. I've had a weird feeling since yesterday when I found out about Brady going on IR. Now, I want to preface this by saying I've "hated" Peyton for a while because I always thought he got the credit as the best that Brady should have been getting, until last year. The Colts are the one team that I've always wanted the Pats to decimate, year in and year out. I think they're our true rivals, even if they're not in our division, and I still think they're the only team that legitimately can go toe-to-toe with us when both teams are playing fast and loose (no 16-0 pressure). So now that you know where I stand on that as a *Patriots* fan... As a fan of the *game* and of elite talent, I started thinking... man, this isn't right at the NFL historical level. It's not RIGHT at all for the game to lose a future HoF legend, even just for a season. It's not right that people are CHEERING that. If it was Peyton, it would be just as wrong. I think I'd be just as mad. And it occurred to me just how much Brady and Peyton respect each other, and how much, deep down, the Colts and Patriots respect each other. That fear each year, deep down? That's respect. I don't just want to see the Patriots smoke the rest of the league now, to show them that this team is still more lethal than a lot of the smack-talkers out there. As brothers in arms, as very similar teams, the only other "elite" team (IMO), with the only other Top 5 QB, and #2 currently in the league... I want to see the Colts smoke the rest of the league, too. Any other year I'd never say that, but this year, with Tom out, I want the Pats AND the Colts to go scorched earth on the rest of the league. I want the Pats to win in the end, go all the way... but along that road? Let's make sure the rest of the pack knows they're still not top dogs. Not even close. And if there is a God, he will permit either the Patriots or Colts to knock KC out of the playoffs in a blowout this year. Amen.