So there I was, plodding my way through the thickets and forests of the AFC East, trying to compile enough sensible information for my scouting reports for Sports Illustrated, the AFC East being the Four B's division (three Belichicks and the Bills), and a coach came over to me and said, sotto voce, "Hey, you see what they wrote about you in Green Bay?"Now this is very big in One Voice country because since two of the teams run by former Belichick acolytes -- the Jets under Mangini, the Dolphins under Saban -- follow their ex-boss' lead and forbid you to speak to assistant coaches, I would assume the forbidding goes both ways. To have one seek me out for comment is indeed stunning, even if it happens to be someone I've known half my life."Ripped you a new"... uh, "Ripped you pretty severely, he did," deep throat said, and he went on to tell me about this guy who hinted very strongly at creeping senility for the Old Doc because of my comments about Brett Favre and the Hall of Fame. And naturally the ripper got it wrong, the whole thrust of what I was saying.
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