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New England Patriots Links 9/16/10 - Pats-Jets: War Of The [Different] Worlds

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Bill Belichick addresses the media Wednesday afternoon.

Jets week - always a big week around here. [It's a] division game on the road, so we know how tough this is going to be. The Jets are certainly an outstanding football team. They showed that last year. We've been keeping our eye on them here through the preseason. We know it's going to be a tough environment down there - good football team and we're going to have to play well. We've got a lot to prepare for. They do a good job. They give you a lot of schemes to get prepared for in all three phases of the game and have a lot of good players doing it. [They're a] well-coached, tough, physical team, so hopefully we can have a good week of practice and go down there and play well on Sunday. That's the goal.

Tom Brady answers questions from reporters at his locker yesterday.

Q: Last year in the first game when you played the Jets, you didn't have Wes Welker. In the second game, he played. The Jets talked about how that made a huge difference. Did you think that was a huge difference between the second game where you blew them out and the first game where they beat you guys pretty well?

TB: Julian [Edelman] took Wes's spot in the first game and had a pretty good game down there, too. What they were trying to do was take away our outside receivers and throw to the guy on the inside. We did that in both games. Hopefully with Julian and Wes, both of them will be able to be a factor in the game if Julian plays. Hopefully he does. They're going to have to deal with all of us. What we showed in the second game was we were better prepared for what they were doing. [In] the first game we played, we didn't do a very good job of picking up their pressures. They're a blitzing team. If you don't pick up a blitzing team's blitzes, they're going to stay at it. They really got after us and forced a lot of drives we ended up killing ourselves [on].