A couple of interesting Patriot bits from the national scene. Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News says the Pats might be the only team capable of creating a dynasty in the Salary Cap NFL. Damon Hack of the New York Times has an article today entitled “No-Nonsense Belichick Attracts No-Nonsense Players.” A look at how Bill Belichick goes about the business of football.

I originally had some commentary here in which I suggested that a certain section of Nick Cafardo’s NFL notes today contained a shot against Bill Belichick. (The Globe sports pages seem to be offline as of this writing) The section contrasted Belichick’s record as an assistant and as a head coach. I didn’t see the need for it, and called it a cheap shot against the coach. Perhaps I read too much into it. You can be the judge and decide for yourself whether what Cafardo wrote was a “cheap” shot, as I thought or simply reporting an interesting view of the coach’s record, which Cafardo says was all he was doing.