Bill Belichick faces the media Monday morning.
Alright, well after looking at the film, I don't think things look a whole lot different today than it did yesterday. We just didn't really do anything well enough or consistently enough and that happens. The fact that we lost by 20 points - that's really not that surprising. We [have to] correct some mistakes. We [have to] certainly do better in all areas. Starting with me, working all the way down - everybody that's involved - we've just got to do a better job and get ready for Pittsburgh.
loss was even worse watching the film yesterday.says the
Yeah, it was bad. There was some stuff we can learn from, though. I think the most important thing we took from it was that it wasn't our best game. We knew that after the game ended. We just have to come out and prepare a whole lot better than we did last week.
his view of watching the film the day after.offers
It hurt a little bit. We definitely could have been more aware yesterday what was going on. Fortunately enough, everything happens for a reason. There's always a silver lining. Hopefully, we can learn from this type of game and move forward.
[We learned] a lot, unfortunately. We can't come out on the field just because we're the Patriots and expect everything to go our way. We [have] to get off to a better start defensively. Also on special teams, kicking game, some things I wish we could get back. Like I said, it happened. We're just going to have to learn from it and come out better next week.
- Erik Scalavino tells us what happened to Gostkowski, how Mankins reacted to his first playing time of the season and Hernandez turning 21 the day before the game.
- Erik Scalavino gets a pulse on the Patriots locker room and how the players are feeling the day after.
- Erik Scalavino looks at the Steelers week schedule for the Patriots.
- Monday Locker Room Quotes: Deion Branch, Alge Crumpler and Kyle Arrington.
- Monday Press Conference: Bill Belichick. (17.39 min. video) plus transcript.
- Patriots Today - Mankins in starting role. (2.42 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Pats fall in Cleveland. (4.22 min. video)
- Locker Room Uncut - Monday reaction from the locker room. (3.45 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Bruschi's story inspires students. (2.25 min. video)
- WEEI Patriots Monday: Tom Brady (21.36 min.), Brandon Meriweather (11.35 min.), Vince Wilfork (13.25 min.) and Bill Belichick (28.29 min.)
- Shalise Manza Young reports the Patriots know they have to right the ship fast.
- Mike Reiss notes the players expected Belichick to come down hard on them during afternoon meetings but that wasn't the case. His message: They have to eliminate "bad football".
- Chris Gasper sees the margin for error for Belichick's rebooted Patriots is somewhere between slim and none.
- Ian Rapoport notes that the struggling offense is a deepening concern for the Patriots.
- Tom E. Curran talks about the struggle for consistency on offense, and how not having Randy Moss has affected the team.
- Mary Paoletti points to a soft Patriots defense that can't follow Mayo's lead.
- Tom E. Curran reports per a league source that the Patriots will likely try to sign Shayne Graham to hold down the kicking chores for New England.
- Mike Reiss and Mike Rodak report the Patriots worked out 2 LBs and 2 DBs to fill an open spot on their practice squad.
- Gerry Callahan writes that the Patriots found a way to stay out of Roger Goodell's doghouse by hardly hitting anyone on Sunday.
- Tony Massarotti feels that by the end of the next stretch of games we'll know if Cleveland was just a misstep or their new identity.
- Christopher Price picks up five things from the Patriots locker room on a slow Monday afternoon.
- WEEI offers the highlights of Bill Belichick's appearance on the Big Show.
- Tedy Bruschi offers five observations from a beatdown. Tip your cap to the Browns, but blame this Patriots loss on a lack of focus.
- Michael Felger offers a half dozen thoughts from the patriots' come-back-to-earth debacle in Cleveland.
- Mike Reiss takes a look at where the Patriots rank in key NFL statistical categories after nine weeks. Pats no longer points leader
- Mike Reiss examines the guard rotation with Logan Mankins in the mix.
- Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots pass protection ranking.
- Monique Walker Patriots Notebook: Stephen Gostkowski underwent an MRI to determine his thigh problem; Logan Mankins was "OK" in his first start of the season; Deion Branch was targeted four times Sunday and says he's close to 100 percent; Terrence Wheatley will sign with the Jaguars and Tyrone McKenzie signed with the Buccaneers.
- Ian Rapoport Patriots Notebook: Stephen Gostkowski will likely sit out two games; Patriots players vowed improvement in their practices; Sammy Morris wouldn't throw Gronkowski under the bus for the botched kickoff Sunday, labeling it a miscommunication.
- Ron Borges Patriots Report Card.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Amoeba D a hard cell for Brady, Sanchez.
- Cris Carter (ESPN) Countdown Daily: What happened to the Patriots? (2.12 min. video)
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Quirky kicking impacts all AFC East games.
- Bob Ford (Philadelphia Inquirer) Heavy hits: This approach is not working for the NFL. Terrific read on the Colts/Eagles referreeing fiasco.
- Jason Whitlock (Fox Sports) Officials need a bigger safety net. "Accidentally hitting Peyton Manning in the back of the head should not be 15 yards and an automatic first down."
- violent collisions in the NFL gone too far? (Nat'l Football Post) Have
- Matt Bowen (Nat'l Football Post) Week 9 winners and losers.
- Andrew Perloff (SI) Inside the NFL: Week 9 quick-hitting insights from the slate of 1 p.m. games.