DALLAS -- Center Dan Koppen still feels the sting of the Patriots' playoff loss to the Jets. It's why he hasn't reviewed the game.
"I might have to watch it to put it to rest," he said Thursday at the Super Bowl media center.
Koppen plans to do so at some point, because he believes there is value in doing so. Just not yet.
As for the question of where things went wrong, Koppen said, "We have to go out there and play the game on Sunday regardless of what we did in the past or the regular season. Come playoff time it's one and done and we weren't the best team on the field that day and we have to deal with that."
Since the loss, Koppen has focused on rest, saying he usually gives himself a month before starting to train. This offseason is different from most in that players could be locked out if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached, which Koppen called "concerning" but part of the business.
So, too, is the contract status of left tackle Matt Light and left guard Logan Mankins, who are both scheduled to be unrestricted free agents.
"Matt's been a great player for us for a long time and I hope he continues to be a great player for us; I think he's a Patriots type of player," he said. "With Logan's deal, it's not unheard of. There's a lot of movement -- coaches, players -- but those are two guys we'd like to see back."