I know everyone's pretty down today. Personally I'm feeling ok though. Maybe its because I did not expect the Patriots to go as far as they did this season that I appreciate this great run the team had. In my mind this was a rebuilding year - AND WE STILL nearly made it to the SB (unfortuante because even in our "rebuilding year" we still could have taken the Bears) In my mind, given the personnel changes, especially at WR, and the way that the team admirably overcame injuries and other definciencies is incredibly impressive to me. As tough as I was on Caldwell and the general dearth of receivers earlier this year I can't even be made at Reche for yesterday's game. Sure he dropped a few key passes - it happens. He did not have his best game. We would not have been in that game without his contributions though - and it remains unfair in my mind to expect Reche to consistently play at the leve of a #1 WR when that is not what he is. Next year is all about depth at LB (come back Tedy!) and building on what we have at WR... which, athough I couldn't have been more skeptical early on in the season, is a very good foundation with Caldwell and Gaffney. So Congratulations to the Colts - they played a great game and went a long way in shedding their choke reputation - but they, us, and every team should note well what the Patriots did in their rebuilding year.