New England Patriots Links 11/17/09 - Undebatable: Time To Focus On The Jersey Jets

Sebastian Vollmer did his job Sunday, neutralizing Dwight Freeney.

Bill Belichick talks about the game at his Monday Press Conference.

I thought it was our best chance to win. I thought we needed to make that one play and then we could basically run out the clock. We weren't able to make it.

Well, there're a lot of the decisions in the game that we all have to make - coaches, players. Each play is filled with decisions and you try to do the best you can on those and I think that's what we all do.

I tell the team - and I think they believe that I do what I feel like is best for our football team to win every game. I put the team first and I put those decisions first. I would hope everybody understands that.

[Asked if he would make that call again] You only get one chance.

[On the Colts moving the ball quickly downfield]  We knew that. It didn't take those drives to figure that out. It's an explosive offense; we've seen them do it in one play. They did it to us two years ago on a 73-yard check down to [Joseph] Addai. It went the whole length of the field. We know how explosive they are. Anytime they have the ball they are capable of scoring. They're capable of scoring touchdowns. They're capable of scoring them in a hurry. They're capable of scoring them in one play. That's playing the Colts. I don't think that's anything that was overly significant in this game and that's the way it is in every game.

It’s disappointing to come up short in a game like that and I think we all feel it - as we should - [because] we put a lot into it,’’ Belichick said. "There were a lot of plays in that game that you think about. Obviously from a coaching standpoint, there are always a lot of things that could have been done better by me, the players, and everybody else.

You always feel that way after a tough loss like that. We’ve all got to do a better job, starting with me, and find a way to win those games.

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