Eric Mangini was on to discuss the keys to the game on Mike and Mike this morning. Basically he said that it was obvious from early on that roughing up wide receivers was NOT going to be called at all, and that this disrupted the Patriots offense. He specifically pointed out an early no call where Lloyd took a two-handed shot to the face as he was trying to get off the line, and other instances where there was a lot of contact beyond 5 yards. Mangini was giving the view of a defensive coach, mind you, and he was NOT criticizing the officials, but rather pointing out that the Ravens were extremely wise to take note of this, and they effectively used it to their maximum advantage. He further said that it was in fact very similar to his own approach, when he was on the Patriots staff, to defending the Colts receivers. This would include the playoff game where Bill Polian famously blew a gasket over the lack of calls for being too physical with Colts receivers. We need to have in our arsenal a tactic to deal with this. We could be Colts about it and whine for "better" officiating, or we could attempt to get our receivers better prepared to either avoid such contact or (my preference) to dish it out just as much. That may require being less "smurfy" at wideout. I posted this in the "NFL conspiracy" thread, so I'm sorry for the redundancy, but that thread is idiotic and is likely bound for the practice squad so I though it was worthwhile to discuss on its own merit.