It’s the war of words before the war between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.

It’s been ratcheted up this week, first by Jets coach Rex Ryan who said this game was all about Pats coach Bill Belichick and him. And that was just the beginning as Jets players started smack-talking Pats quarterback Tom Brady.

For their part, the Patriots are like their coach – stoic, complimentary of the opposition, no trash-talking. Ah, but maybe the Jets and their perhaps foot-obsessed coach, Rex Ryan, are such an inviting target that there is a little crack in that stony New England façade.

Check this montage of Pats receiver Wes Welker's interview session yesterday and see how many foot references you can pick up...