Bill Belichick Monday Presser, answering how important it is after a loss not to get too low on the guys.
Whenever you win, there're things that aren't good. Whenever you lose, there are things that are good. Sometimes it's within a play. You could have a bad play and there could still be good things within that play. We try to break that down and point those things out, whatever they are - good or bad. [We] make our corrections, win or lose, good play or bad play, and try to keep working with the idea of getting, back and improving things that we didn't do right and reinforcing the things that we did do. That's a part of it every week. It shouldn't change whether we win, or lose, or have a good play, or have a bad play. We try to do the same thing. Everything's important.
No, I don’t think it has anything to do with my shoulder or the rust, I just think it has to do with poor technique. Sometimes, my technique hasn’t been what I’ve hoped it to be the past two weeks, and I’ve got to improve on that. I’m going to do everything I can to work on it. I always feel being an accurate passer is really like a good golf swing. If you do it right, it’s going to go where you want it. I’ve got to be more accurate throwing the football. The team counts on me to do that, when they’re open I’ve got to hit them. We had plenty of guys open yesterday, like Julian there, and those are ones you can’t miss. When games are decided like it was by a touchdown or less, you look back on those throws as ones that if we complete it, obviously it’s a different outcome.
Steve DeOssie sums up the feeling of Patriots fans everywhere after the game.
The loss to the J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets was bad, but it was compounded by the week-long yapping of the Jets players and coach. Losing sucks. Losing to the Jets sucks more. Losing to a Jets team that yaps sucks the most. But there were plenty of legit football reasons why the Patriots lost.
- Erik Scalavino offers his Jets post-mortem and Monday team notes.
- Bill Belichick Monday Press Conference. (8.23 min. video) Plus Transcript.
Brian Lowe and Paul Perillo break down the defeat. (10.23 min. video)
- Chris Gasper notes Belichick alluded to communication problems last year with relaying defensive signals.
- Christopher Price says the offense failed in its execution Sunday, and lists Ten Things we learned from the game.
- Ian Rapoport reports the red zone issues transcended the whole game.
- Christopher Price offers a transcript of Bill Belichick on The Big Show (with audio link).
- WEEI offers the transcript of Tom Brady on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning (with audio link.)
- Chad Finn captures snippets from Bill Belichick's Q & A with WEEI Monday afternoon.
- Brady was off because he didn't have his security blanket Sunday and hopes that 'Life Without Wes Welker' isn’t a pervading theme to the 2009 season. knows
- Monique Walker says Brady is aware the Patriots have to find a way to score in the red zone.
- Tony Massarotti worries about what the future holds for this team and explains that Bill Belichick and the Patriots have a lot of work to do.
- Ian Rapoport mentions the Patriots signed DB Kyle Arrington to the practice squad, and released CB DeAngelo Willingham to make room.
- Steve DeOssie presents his Patriots report card. No mercy; he's a tougher grader than Borges.
Ron Borges grades the Patriots in his weekly report card.
- Mike Reiss (ESPN Boston) Taking a second look at the best and worst from Sunday.
- Mike Reiss Four reasons to worry about the team and four reasons to feel good.
- Mike Reiss Belichick expounds on Patriots' loss in radio interview on WEEI.
- Mike Reiss How much did O'Connell help the Jets?
- Michael Lombardi (Nat'l Football Post) Excited by 2-0 start? Don't start ordering playoff tickets just yet.
- Dan Levy (Sporting News) Press Coverage: How many people are talking football on Sunday?
- Robert Boland (Nat'l Football Post) The 49ers, Crabtree and tampering.
- Matt Sohn (Pro Football Weekly) Tampering allegations against Jets setback for team on rise.