New England Patriots Links 1/11/11 - Patriots Tune Out Bluster From NY

Bill Belichick is asked to respond to how Rex Ryan has a different way of dealing with the media and firing up his team.

I just try to coach my team. I'm not really worried about how everybody else coaches theirs. Everybody's got their own style and a lot of coaches do a great job. Rex does a great job with his team. I'm just trying to coach mine. I'm not really worried about what anybody else is doing. Is that the answer you're looking for?

Q: No, I'm looking for something a little more exclamatory, but we can wait and probably do that on Wednesday.

BB: [Laughs.]

Tom Brady responds to a question about Rex Ryan saying Brady gets a lot of help from Belichick while Peyton Manning tries to do it himself.

I get a ton of help from our coach. Of course we do. I think we have the best coach in the history of football. I think we’ve got a great offensive staff, a great defensive staff, ones that get all the players prepared. Coach talks about being a smart, tough, physical football team that plays well under pressure. Part of us being smart and prepared and ready to play is our coaches doing their homework.

We use whatever we can to get ready to play, and the guys that are on this team certainly buy into what our coaches teach us. Coach comes in every Wednesday morning — it will be Tuesday morning this week — and says, "These are the things we need to do to win," and he’s right damn near 100 percent of the time. If we can go out there and play that way this Sunday, then I think we’re all pretty confident that we’re going to play a great game. And if we play a great game, we’re going to be tough to beat.

Nick Caserio is asked to assess the Patriots defensive line as a whole where it stands now.

We made the move the other day with Mike Wright, but there are a number of guys who have played a lot of football for us this year. Vince [Wilfork] has been out there. Gerard [Warren] has been out there. Myron [Pryor] has come back. It was good to have him for the last game and he had a chance to practice last week. Landon [Cohen]'s come in and made a contribution since he's been here.

We just work with the players that we have and just try to figure out the best way to utilize them on a week-to-week basis. The defensive staff does a great job with that and that'll be the case this week. So, it's been a combination of a number of different guys, some guys that don't have as much experience in our system relative to some other guys that do. And those guys, whatever they've been asked to do this season, they've stepped in. In whatever role they've been asked to play, they try to do that to the best of their ability, whoever they are. So, we'll continue with that approach here moving forward.

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