I quickly scanned the article on Belichick and didn't notice any reference to Charlie Weis, who by no coincidence was at Belichick's side in New England for all the successes. And please don't forget Charlie's presence when both Weis and Belichick were Patriots assistants under Bill Parcells. And, oh, yes, Charlie's presence in New York during Parcells's second Super Bowl run with the Giants and when the Tuna's Jets went to the AFC Championship game.
Bernie Hubert, Morristown, N.J.
I loved the article on Belichick, and he deserves enormous respect for the way he treats his assistant coaches. But as former Belichick assistant and current Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz surely found out when he read the book Belichick gave him, One More July by George Plimpton, the book's subject, Bill Curry, never played for Bear Bryant as Peter King implies. Although he later coached at Alabama, every Ramblin' Wreck fan--and every 'Bama fan, for that matter--knows that Curry played center for Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech.
Greg Evans, Anderson, S.C.
?SI regrets the error. --ED.
Michael Silver may want to give Ricky Williams credit for bolting the NFL, but I don't see high-minded conviction in his actions (Scorecard, Aug. 2). I see a man who has failed to get the most out of his talent and has been caught using an illegal drug. He is not following his heart, he is running away from NFL punishment and trying to excuse himself by claiming that other players are taking masking agents to beat drug tests. My guess is he will not run very far before he trips up.
Terry Griner, Spokane
Ricky has a choice. He could retire having already earned more money than most of us can earn in a lifetime. Then he could travel, write poetry and smoke a joint whenever he wanted to. Or he could continue playing football, make more money than he could spend in a lifetime and risk suffering a painful and debilitating injury, leading to a lifetime of rehabilitation and therapy. Tough choice.
Roxana Perkins, The Villages, Fla.