New England Patriots Links 9/27/11 - Monday's Theme: Moving On to Oakland

Jerod Mayo contended that the changes New England needs to make right now are within their power to implement.

"I think it’s good for us to get in and watch this," declared Mayo. "We have a short-term memory, whether it’s a win or a loss. We’re on to the next one."

"It’s a great challenge for us," Mayo concluded, turning his attention squarely on Oakland. "Completely different team than Buffalo, but at the same time, their offense has a lot of weapons. It’s a great challenge for our mental toughness."

Kyle Arrington promises the team will be up for the challenge next week.

"We want to be a resilient group of guys. To lose a game in that type of fashion, you definitely can’t wait to put the pads on again next Sunday. But it’s definitely going to be a long, hard week of practice. We’ll be up for the challenge," cornerback Kyle Arrington promised.

"Extremely confident. We wouldn’t be here if the coaches weren’t confident in us." "We’re all competitors. No one likes losing, especially in this proud organization," added Arrington. "No one’s accustomed to losing a whole lot. We’re anxious to get back out there."

Bill Belichick addresses how he balances out looking for the positives while pointing out the negatives to his players.

It's the same every week [regardless of the outcome.]

Yeah, there are good things in every game and there're things that aren't good in every game. Just because you win, doesn't mean everything's right and just because you lose, doesn't mean everything is wrong. Correct the mistakes that you make and you point out the things that are positive and reinforce those and try to do them again and maybe a little better the next time. That's what we do every week.

Steve Corkran (Contra Costa Times) Interview with Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain.

"This is just a finesse team. I mean, Tom Brady’s a smart guy, has many weapons around him, with his receivers as well as his tight ends. His tight ends are playing great right now."

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