OK so I missed the 2nd half of the Panthers game because I went to see Sunday evening's "The Nutcracker" in Boston. Watching the excellent production, several Pats related thoughts came to mind. The eleven Sugar Plum Faries performed without a hitch. Each of the eleven brought her A game and executed her role flawlessly. No one member sulked or took off spins. Every SPF, as they're known to us ballet cognescenti, had trained hard for months before the performance which enabled these professional atheletes to leap far higher and spin more gracefully, sorta like Wes Welker in his patented quickspin reverse direction move. Dancing as a team, they executed the routine precisely as the offensive coordinator, I mean coreographer, had planned it. No false starts. The line executed seamlessly as a unit. The OC's gameplan BTW was excellent. Perfectly coordinated with the music. Well planned in advance. No bad routines called. Admitedly, these 90 something pound professionals were not being body slammed by nasty 300 LB mice in this production but they did what they were trained to do, performed at a high level throughout, unachievable by even us atheletic mortals, and seemed quite happy in their performance regardless of how many times they'd run the same routines over and over. Perhaps Belichick should bring the offense to the next performance to illustrate how real professional atheletes can carefuly follow a well thought out game plan as a team, performing without mental error and not appearing disturbingly morose while doing so.