New England Patriots Links 10/12/11 - O'Brien: 'There's not going to be a lot of sleeping in Foxborough this week'

Wes Welker to CB Orlando Scandrick: "Here's me looking at you looking at me."

Bill O'Brien addresses what's the key toward making sure that DeMarcus Ware doesn't totally destroy his offensive game plan.

That's a great question. He's definitely a guy that can affect the game. He's having a really good year. They do a great job, Rob Ryan and his staff, do a great job of moving him around so you really can't get a beat on where he is. We're putting it together right now. We always talk on Tuesday at noon and that's when we're right in the middle of game planning and that's we're doing. We're just making sure we have a plan for knowing where he is and making sure that we have him accounted for.

[Rob Ryan] does a great job with what he's doing right now. They're the top ranked defense in a lot of categories, at least in the top-five in most. It's going to be a big challenge for us. It's a multiple defense, they do a lot of things. There's not going to be a lot of sleeping in Foxborough this week. We have a lot of work to do and make sure that we're ready to go on Sunday.

Bill Belichick talks about the challenges ahead preparing for the Cowboys on Sunday.

We're digging in on the Cowboys here. We have a lot of work to do. They're a really good team – could easily be 4-0, just a couple of plays away. They're really talented. They have a lot of good players in all three phases of the game. They're well coached. I think Jason [Garrett] has done a good job with the team. Rob [Ryan] with the defense. They're explosive in every area of the game. They have a lot of very talented players. We've got our work cut out as far as preparation goes and just becoming familiar with a team that we don't know very much about. I'm sure they're way ahead of where we're at right now with the time they had last week. We have to work hard to get caught up on that. They have three real good coordinators with Joe DeCamillis on special teams and their offensive and defensive systems and good players to go with it. They're a tough game to get ready for.

Nick Caserio talks about the James Ihedigbo signing and how he has fit in with the Patriots.

James actually had a role for the Jets defensively - he played in a lot of their sub packages, a lot of their dime packages. He was probably one of their better blitzers that they had when he was on the field and he's a smart player, he's an instinctive player, he's tough, and shows up in the kicking game. He's come in and worked hard and made the most of his opportunities. When players come to our program, ultimately it's up to them. Their performance will dictate what their role ultimately is on the team and James has come in and taken advantage of his opportunities and he had more opportunities on Sunday and did a decent job. So, we'll see how it goes this week in preparation for Dallas.

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