He was on the Michael Kay show yesterday, and had a few interesting comments to make: When Kay asked him who the top four teams in the league were, he obviously said TEN and NYG were the first two. He punted on the issue of who #3 and #4 were. He then said it wouldn't surprise him at all if the Pats were in the top four when the playoffs came. He further said that, in his mind, the story of the season has been not just TFB's injury, but the fact that Cassel has led this team to a 5-2 record. Earlier in the conversation, he mentioned the fact that the Cowboys' backup situation--Brad Johnson (3 yr/$7.5M) and Brooks Bollinger (yeah, that Brooks Bollinger)--is an absolute disaster, and that a lot of analysts don't expect Johnson to finish the DAL-NYG game. His final thought: who on earth would have thought that the Chargers might be hurt more by the loss of Merriman than the Patriots would by the loss of Brady?