- Some players take the loss personally; Monday team notes.
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Bill Belichick's Monday Press Conference.
- Shalise Manza Young says Patriots' Welker displays toughness (and a concussion) amid back-to-back big hits.
- Chris Gasper realizes that the Patriots can't afford to lose another game.
- Mike Reiss looks at Offensive participation, Positional Groupings, and notes that Richard Seymour was a standout Sunday.
- Ron Borges issues his report card from Sunday and notes the only area the offense was consistent, was in dropping the ball.
- Michael Felger notes the Steelers did not come ready to play Sunday and the Patriots could have taken advantage.
- Herald Staff gives us the AFC playoff picture.
- Jeff Darlington notes Miami will win the AFC East if they can win their last 4 games.
- Tony "Debbie Downer" Massarotti claims prolonged success in the modern NFL is the exception rather than the norm, and the Patriots' dominance is bound to end sooner rather than later.
Globe Patriots Notebook: Patriots players are less than enthused about playing in London; Wilfork calls hit to Welker cheap; Pats zone defense improved slightly.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Moss almost invisible in Patriots losses, plus Patriots doomed by third down misery.
- Matthew Burglund (Indiana Gazette) Seeing Belichick squirm -- priceless. Burglund writing Belichick is a fraud and an evil villain -- classless.
- Mike Florio (Sporting News) asks if this is the end of the road for the Pats.
- Andrew Perloff (SI) knocks average QB Cassel from his throne. (Just a thought, but wasn't it the media that crowned him in the first place?)
- Mike Freeman (CBS Sports) says Dirty is in the eyes of the beholder.
- Ed Bouchette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Safety Ryan Clark apologizes for big hit. Yeah, ummm... sorry I ran over your dog BUT he was in my way and that's just the way I do things and I never turn down chances to put my head down and launch ahead regardless if it's necessary or not. I couldn't apologize directly to your unconscious dog so I talked to your neighbor's pet instead. What? I cracked his skull? Really? Wow! ummm... oh yeah, sorry.
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