The decision to bench Wes Welker for the first series, and Vince Wilfork's opinion that he wouldn't have made the same decision, have sparked some varied opinions on Twitter.
@TheJRBShow -- "The drive he was out before the pick was maybe the best ... Having said that he is a major weapon; hated to see him miss that drive but overall not worth chatting about any more."
@kristaematrudo -- "It's the principle behind it. Belichick sets precedent that there should still be respect and discipline in the game."
@smitts0715 -- "If you cave and don't bench Welker, you eventually end up with a team like the Jets. Welker being in didn't seem to change much."
@OLMinnetonka -- "Welker benching was big because it showed Jets their trash talking worked."
@RussGoldman -- "I agree with the decision to bench Welker. Belichick needed to do it for his team."
@e_frenz -- "Welker wouldn't have made a difference on 1st drive. Brady still threw a pick on a dump-off to BenJarvus Green-Ellis."
@themanfromdiman -- "How does this affect Welker's trust for BB? He's done everything in his power to get back after he shredded his leg last year."
@DaddyFiles -- "Can we just stop with the Welker stuff? Without him the Patriots moved the ball at will that 1st series. Was a non-factor."
@pintsinthepaint -- "There's not really 1 catalyst for the loss, Welker bench, fake punt, etc. The Pats just were outplayed for 60 minutes."
@Rich_Hill -- "My first thought was, 'Jets smack talkers are playing. Welker isn't.' Who questions the support of their coach?"
@cross_02139 -- "It kind set the bad tone from the start."
@smoore_LFC -- "Belichick was correct in the benching it was for the team and the team is bigger than Wes Welker or any other player."
@Kris_J12 -- "Not about benching but about the bigger impact on player mentalities. Not the game to be making a point in."
@Paakaa10 -- "Issue with Welker benching isn't how long he was out or if that made difference... it took away from focusing on gameplan, preparation."
@SanchezBob -- "They moved down the field on the first drive without Welker better than any other time all night."