Open letter to the NY Jets Dear Mangini, Tannenbaum and the rest of the New York Jets' front office: **** You! Sincerely, Oswlek Now on to my thoughts. * I found it humorous that NE leaked the terms of the cintract this weekend. I got the feeling that the team was releasing this as a way to snub all the clamoring about NE's detractors. It seems as if BB is saying, "So, you don't like having me around? Suck it up. I aint going anywhere." * Did anyone else catch that flop by Rivers after the Patriots sacked his ass out of FG range on the drive following the Hobb's fumble? At first I thought it was a really stupid move by Green, but then they showed a replay..... All I have to say is wow. You sir, are a total wuss. He dipped his shoulder into Green's chest and then fell to the ground as if he had be shot. And he did the same thing late in the playoff game as well. Lame. * I loved that they showed a closeup on Brady during Moss' first TD. I hate it when they do that crap during live action, but it really served a good purpose on that play. You could see that Tommy knew that Moss was going to be open at that spot right when the ball was snapped, but he didn't want to give it away, so he immediately turned his head to the other side of the field. Then, right before releasing the ball, he snapped his back back and let it fly. I have a friend who coaches QBs for a local college (very small time) and he is adamant that Brady is the best QB he has ever seen at locking the safeties like that. * More on Brady, this game was a microcosm of every QB in the league vs. Brady. I'm knid of disappointed that Madden brought this up, because I wanted to, but Brady is so much more comfortable in the pocket than any other QB in the league. Compare him to Rivers and you can see the difference that I am talking about. Rivers takes the snap, drops back and then look uncomfortably for a receiver to get open. He hops in his stance and you can just feel how badly he wants to get rid of that ball. On the other hand, Brady just exudes serenity back there. Even when the pocket is collapsing, he still seems more relaxed than Rivers does at any point. As my dad like to say, "it looks like he is having a picnic back there." * Does anyone still want to get rid of Wilson? He was a monster out there. That is the guy that patrolled secondaries in 2003 and 2004. Good to have you back Geno. * I have been saying for a few weeks now that Thomas just doesn't look comfortable yet. Well, consider that one done. As impressive as his int return was, Thomas had a play where he snuck up just before the snap and slipped through the line and took LdT down in the backfield. You can't do it any better than that. * That said, how does Thomas outrun two WRs to the endzone over 65 yards? Amazing. * Stallworth doesn't look very good yet. It seems as if the only routes that NE has him run are gos and slants. And even on those, the timing with Brady isn't quite there yet. Moss will make a lot of guys look bad, but the difference between the two is staggering. I don't really need much more thought to determine who I hope is here next year. * Colvin. Excellent game. * That move by Welker was sweet. He looks like a little jackrabbit out there. How does someone hop backwards and then be in run sprint one second later? I wonder of Bil Barnwell of footballoutsiders is reconsdering his 450 yard projection yet? * Did anyone catch when Al Michaels called #83 of the Chargers Wes Welker? * As poorly as Rivers played, he did make some good plays where it seemed as if he had two or three Patriots draped all over him. * I know this sounds crazy, but I would still like to see a little more consistency from the pass rush. That said, it could by a matter of what they werre showing. When NE *needed* a big play - in the first half the two times SD drove into NE territory, in the 3rd quarter after the fumble - they were in RIvers' face. I am more than willing to conceed that NE left a few bullets in the gun since they were in control of that game. I am also willing to conceed that SD has a good OL. Just nitpicking is all. * The one other nitpick, and this goes back to the NYJ game, is 3rd down defense. Again, I am not willing to call it a major concern, but NE has given up some 3rd downs that I would expect a defense of their calliber to stop. * Was anyone else surprised at how much SD tried to run to the right? If I had a choice, I would go after Jarvis myself, but I don't recall more than a couple runs in his direction. Am I mistaken? * I am also surprised that SD avoided Samuel as if he were playing up to his 2006 playoff standards. * I was disappointed when NE didn't score just before the half, but I was kind of glad to. I really didn't feel that NE should have gotten that PI call. My wife had a great comment late in the game. Reflecting back on the all the cloak and dagger efforts of SD to stop the surveylence of NE, she said, "Doesn't this just make them look stupid? They go through all that crap and then get destroyed. Shouldn't you have just kept your mouth shut about all that?" I welcome your thoughts.