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It's started

Remember when I said the press was going to post silly "bulletin board" material for the Patriots to get pumped about? Well, it's started:

Tom Brady has an impeccable reputation for postseason heroics. But when the Colts beat the Patriots in November, Brady threw four interceptions. And when the Patriots beat the Chargers last week, Brady was picked off three times.

The conclusion?

"He will throw you some," Colts cornerback Nick Harper said. "No quarterback is perfect. If you have great coverage, sometimes he tends to throw the ball into coverage. I guess he feels like all his receivers are better than the defensive backs. He will throw the ball into coverage. We watched the New England game. He threw a lot of balls to the opposing team, but they didn't catch them...

"He [Brady] knows if he makes a mistake, we're good enough to take advantage of it."

Seems pretty harmless, right? Brady threw 4 picks last time he played the Colts, and 3 last week. Brady's like Manning (5 picks this post-season). He will throw into coverage and make mistakes. Brady, like Manning, is human. But, I guess pointing this out is considered "bulletin board meterial" for the Patriots.

Still, Harper's harsh assessment is likely to find its way to a New England bulletin board this week. His comments stood out on a day when the Colts hewed to the company line that past performance meant nothing in the rivalry.

Brady's postseason record is beyond reproach; he is 12-1 in playoff games, losing only to the Broncos last season. But Harper said he thought Brady's recent struggles against the Indianapolis might be a sign that Colts were planted firmly in his head.

If it wasn't so pathetic, it would be hilarious. THIS is bulletin board material? "Brady has thrown picks, and if he makes mistakes against us we will capitalize. He's smart enough and good enough to know this." HUH! That is the stuff that will "stand out?" Honestly.

As I said, it's started.