Bill Belichick holds his post-season presser and talks a bit about the future.
Well, definitely today's a day where it's sort of like things happened and it ended unexpectedly. You always think your season's going to continue. We had a lot of confidence going into the game and it didn't work out, so [it's] a disappointing day. We had our chances yesterday, but in the end, [we] couldn't make as many plays as they did, so that's the result. That's playoff football. There were certainly a lot of good things that happened for us this season, but that definitely gets overshadowed by the final results. We'll have to work hard to get back to this point in the future. We'll go forward. There are a lot of things in the future that are questions that we just can't answer and probably won't be able to answer for quite a while - a lot of things that are out of our control as an individual football team that are related to a bigger picture. We'll deal with those in due course and in the meantime, we try to deal with some of the things that we can have some control over and move forward in our preparation in the offseason on things like the draft and stuff like that, that we'll know we'll have an opportunity to work on. So, that's where we're at for today.
Belichick is asked about decisions that will have to be made about some of the veterans.
I've talked to those players. It's a common situation every year with every team. I don't think we have to act like it's never happened before. I don't know if the day after the end of the season is the time to make a lot of decisions on those things. In due course, I'm sure those decisions will all get worked out. It will be a combination of factors: some by the players, maybe some by the club, maybe a combination of both. We'll just have to see how it goes. But, that's pretty common this time of year for every team to have a certain amount of players in that situation. Again, you communicate with it. You work your way through it and, in the end, it works out one way or another.
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- Post Season Presser: Bill Belichick (20.32 min. video) plus Transcript.
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- Shalise Manza Young says the Patriots, still stung by the loss, face some decisions.
- Karen Guregian points out there's plenty to keep the Patriots busy during the offseason, and lots to think about.
- Christopher Price reports the Patriots are reflecting on missed opportunities as the offseason has begun a bit earlier than expected.
- Tom E. Curran bags up the Patriots season.
- Chris Gasper notes the Patriots showed their youth and inexperience on Sunday.
- Ian Rapoport reports Patrick Chung took full responsibility for the botched fake punt.
- Scott Allen and Brian R. Ballou focus on bummed out fans trying to cope with the loss.
- Dan Duggan goes through the Patriots' most crucial mishaps.
- Mike Rodak offers an updated look at the Patriots' roster by contract length.
- Dan Shaughnessy hurriedly jumps off bandwagon, calls Patriots season a failure because of what happened Sunday.
- Gerry Callahan calls out Bill Belichick for needlessly punishing Wes Welker, in front of the home crowd, in the most important game of the season.
- Christopher Price reports the Patriots inked practice squadders to contracts and extend three others.
- Ian Rapoport Patriots Notebook: Bill Belichick stuck by his schematic plan saying there should have been enough time for two scores; Rob Ninkovich only tore his lateral collateral ligament, not his anterior cruciate ligament, and will heal in six weeks; Rex Ryan said it wasn't coaching, it was his players outplaying the Patriots; Vince Wilfork questioned Belichick's decision to bench Wes Welker.
- Ron Borges writes up his Patriots report card.
- Kirk MInihane says it's Report Card time and he's still not sure what happened.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) DBs made up a quarter of Jets roster.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Patriots will draft 17th and 28th.
- Albert Breer (NFL.com) Before taking parting shot at Welker, Jets' Scott defends Ryan.
- Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Lack of game-breaking WR finally catches up with Patriots.
- Kevin Fishbain (Pro Football Weekly) Patriots' youth, reliance on Brady exposed in playoff loss.
- Kevin Hench (Fox Sports) Belichick's arrogance cause for Pats loss.
- Barry Jackson (Fox Sports) CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance.
- Dan Shaughnessy (SI) Jets' Rex Ryan backs up talk, outcoaches Bill Belichick. Shaughnessy gets in a double dig at the Pats today.