New England Patriots Links 1/24/12 - Players Switch From Celebration to Preparation

BenJarvus Green-Ellis scores a TD against a tough defense Sunday.

Matthew Slater talks about how much of the day Monday was spent switching from celebration to preparation.

"I think the switch was slowly being turned over today. I think we're still enjoying what we did yesterday but we know that it would be a terrible feeling to come all this way and not finish the job. I think that switch will be fully on tomorrow and we'll realize, ‘Hey, we have to prepare for the Giants."

Julian Edelman is asked about the team realizing it has to improve after [the Ravens] game.

"After any game you find that out, especially when you break down the film. We obviously won the game but we obviously have to improve - that's what we're going to do this upcoming week in practice. That's what you do every week - you break down the film, you look at the plays you didn't do too well in and you try to go after those plays."

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is already looking forward to the next opponent.

"[The regular season loss to the Giants] is in the past. We can't do anything about our past. We have to do something about our future moving forward and how we prepare for those guys. We know they're a good team so we have to be ready."

"I'm sure some of that [familiarity] will come into play but at the end of the day it's all about what goes on once the ball is kicked off; we have to go out there and execute."

James Ihedigbo responds to a question about whether Bill Belichick re-emphasized the importance of using two weeks for preparation.

"Yeah, of course. You're preparing for the Super Bowl so your preparation is everything and the time off that you get in the midst of the chaos is going to be important. It's my first time and it's the first for a lot of guys but really just being smart with your decisions. When you have that time off, you watch extra film, studying things that you need to study whether it's practice or whatever it is. It's great but we're going to enjoy it. It's our once in a lifetime opportunity that you have to play this game and we're definitely going to enjoy it."





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