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New England Patriots Links 10/06/10 - Bye Bye To Randy Moss

Tom E. Curran reports Randy Moss is not disgruntled.

Moss is not disgruntled. I spoke with him for several minutes Monday night about the game, the number of routes he ran and the would-be touchdown pass that slipped off his fingertips.

He was more engaging than I'd ever seen him. And before the game, Moss gathered his teammates around him during the national anthem and screamed at them to focus on the game and not get caught up in the Monday night stage.

Bill Belichick explains yesterday how the offense could still be effective without Randy Moss catching a single pass.

"The passing game [Monday] night was the same way the passing game's been for the last 10 years," said Belichick. "You call a pass pattern, you have multiple receivers running in various routes. And based on the coverage and matchups, the quarterback decides where the best opportunity, leverage, space on the pattern is, and that's who he throws to. That's the way it always is, and that will never really change.

"You don't tell the quarterback to go back and throw the ball to this guy on this play, unless it's a screen pass. That's about the only one. Otherwise, you read the coverage out, you see where the defenders are, and you try to throw where there are fewer of them. That's the way it's been. That's the way it'll always be."