I am really getting tired of fans/media thinking that opposing team's players walk on egg shells when it comes to discussing the Pats. "Man he was really stupid to diss the Pats...now they are really dead." Players are not thinking "if we piss them off, they are going to beat us up even more, so lets not say anything so the beating is less severe". The Pats are going to play as hard as they can. Period. They are not the Hulk, and gain extra strength the angrier they are, or get faster. Nor do they get better at making reads. Smack talk is part of the game...ALL teams try to discourage it.