The Patriots-Jets rivalry took another turn when Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan sent voicemails to season-ticket holders asking them to be loud when the Patriots come to Giants Stadium on Sunday. Generally speaking, QB Tom Bradyremained moderate on the topic but according to the* Boston Herald *he said, "Obviously, we are very confident as a team, but talk is cheap." He added that although it's not the Super Bowl, the game is important being a divisional contest. Ryan, who replaced Eric Mangini last January, has made numerous comments towards the Patriots since taking the helm.
ESPNBoston.com reports it's going to be difficult to replace a defensive leader who calls the signals.
Lastly in the blitz, Patriots WR Joey Gallowayis trying to get on the same page as QB Tom Brady. Despite Galloway's quiet performance on Monday night, Brady praised the veteran. "I thought he played very well the other night, even though it doesn't show up on the stats sheet. We were productive at times throwing the ball and other guys had the opportunity, and Joey is going to have a big role in this offense." According to the Sun Chronicle, Brady acknowledged that improvements from all personnel must be made.