Jerod Mayo contended that the changes New England needs to make right now are within their power to implement.
"I think it’s good for us to get in and watch this," declared Mayo. "We have a short-term memory, whether it’s a win or a loss. We’re on to the next one."
"It’s a great challenge for us," Mayo concluded, turning his attention squarely on Oakland. "Completely different team than Buffalo, but at the same time, their offense has a lot of weapons. It’s a great challenge for our mental toughness."
Kyle Arrington promises the team will be up for the challenge next week.
"We want to be a resilient group of guys. To lose a game in that type of fashion, you definitely can’t wait to put the pads on again next Sunday. But it’s definitely going to be a long, hard week of practice. We’ll be up for the challenge," cornerback Kyle Arrington promised.
"Extremely confident. We wouldn’t be here if the coaches weren’t confident in us." "We’re all competitors. No one likes losing, especially in this proud organization," added Arrington. "No one’s accustomed to losing a whole lot. We’re anxious to get back out there."
Bill Belichick addresses how he balances out looking for the positives while pointing out the negatives to his players.
It's the same every week [regardless of the outcome.]
Yeah, there are good things in every game and there're things that aren't good in every game. Just because you win, doesn't mean everything's right and just because you lose, doesn't mean everything is wrong. Correct the mistakes that you make and you point out the things that are positive and reinforce those and try to do them again and maybe a little better the next time. That's what we do every week.
Steve Corkran (Contra Costa Times) Interview with Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain.
"This is just a finesse team. I mean, Tom Brady’s a smart guy, has many weapons around him, with his receivers as well as his tight ends. His tight ends are playing great right now."
- Erik Scalavino notes the Patriots are eager to move on to Oakland.
- Monday Press Conference: Bill Belichick (8.10 min. video plus Transcript)
- Player Interviews: Jerod Mayo (1.36 min.) and Rob Gronkowski (2.34 min.)
- Patriots Today - Welker shines vs. Bills. (2.08 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Breaking down Pats’ first loss. (3.08 min. video)
- Locker Room Uncut - Mayo, Barrett, Arrington and more. (2.22 min. video)
- WEEI Patriots Monday: Tom Brady (23.25 min.), Deion Branch (8.33 min.), Vince Wilfork (11.20 min.) and Bill Belichick (23.22 min.)
- Shalise Manza Young reports the Patriots hope to learn from their mistakes in Sunday’s loss at Buffalo while building on the positives.
- Christopher Price reports the Patriots defense is taking responsibility for the nightmare finish in Buffalo.
- Ian Rapoport counts the many mistakes from Sunday and the many ways the Patriots must improve.
- Chris Gasper sees Chad Ochocinco veering closer and closer to Joey Galloway territory after his performance in Buffalo's Super Bowl Sunday.
- Tom E. Curran hears Deion Branch explain that defensive coverages were a factor in his catchless Sunday in Buffalo.
- Chris Forsberg serves up from quick hits from the Patriots locker room.
- Chris Forsberg says the loss offers the opportunity for the team to show resiliency.
- defense must adjust to fast-break football. 'Yards aren't the problem; it's causing turnovers, getting red zone stops that count.' believes the Patriots'
- Tom E. Curran wonders what happened to the training-camp strategy that was designed to prevent the kind of defensive breakdowns New England suffered in Buffalo.
- Rich Levine says the way the game played out it was fitting that the only time the Pats stopped Fred Jackson was on the one play when they should have just let him score.
- Ian Rapoport analyzes the worst plays from Sunday's loss and explains what happened.
- Rich Levine tackles the latest big story line coming out of the Pats loss to Buffalo: Can New England win when Brady has a bad game?
- Jeff Howe tells us Jerod Mayo's response to Fred Jackson's proclamation that the Bills could dictate the Patriots' defensive looks.
- Chris Forsberg sees danger signs at the safety position.
- Mike Reiss continues his series of catching up with former Pats who were with the club at training camp, and tells us how they did in Week 3.
- Christopher Price breaks down which Patriot defenders have been getting after opposing QBs.
- Phil Perry reports Ryan Fitzpatrick said things got a little bit chippy in the fourth quarter, "I feel like I was violated."
- Mike Reiss notes the importance of special teams was reflected in the promotion of Ross Ventrone and Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad.
- Mike Rodak re-watches the TV copy of Sunday's game and offers some insightful observations: First quarter - Second quarter - Third quarter - Fourth quarter.
- Michael Hurley sees Tom Brady's Patriots wandering into the territory of Peyton Manning's Colts with the celebration of statistics.
- Christopher Price breaks down the Patriots penalties through three games.
- Shalise Manza Young Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady defends Chad Ochocinco, and says they're still working on their chemistry; Raiders LB Rolando McClain dismisses the Patriots as "just a finesse team."
- Ian Rapoport Patriots Notebook: Players discussed an understandably difficult film session yesterday and braced for a long and grueling week of practice; Belichick is not second-guessing Devin McCourty's decision to tackle Fred Jackson at the 1-yard line; Vince Wilfork took the loss hard saying, "It's always crucial to be a consistent football team, and right now [we're] inconsistent"; Ross Ventrone wished he was able to help out more; Zoltan Mesko was healthy enough to average 46.7 yards against the Bills.
- Mike Reiss notes Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (analysis) will be the broadcast team for the Raiders game on CBS Sunday.
- Mike Reiss notes the Patriots will be wearing their throwbacks for the home game against the Jets in Week 5.
- Ron Borges grades the Patriots: Week 3 Report Card.
- Jeff Howe hands out his Week 3 Report Card.
- Kirk Minihane submits his Week 3 Report Card.
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady putting up unprecedented passing numbers.
- Kevin Fishbain (Pro Football Weekly) Pats' pass rush remains a problem.
- Kevin Fishbain (Pro Football Weekly) Patriots stock report: Week 3.
- Jonathan Comey (Cold Hard Football Facts) Get ready for more interceptions from Tom Terrific.
- James Walker (ESPN) Seven-step drop: What's wrong with Ocho?
- Les Carpenter (Yahoo! Sports) Brady now well aware of Fitzpatrick, no-name Bills.
- Chase Stuart (NY Times) Six NFL contenders, and the way they have disappointed.
- Lisa Olson (Sporting News) Close your eyes for a moment, and NFL goes haywire.
- Staff (ESPN) Week 3 Studs & Duds. Guess which Patriots are where.
- Darren Rovell (CNBC) MillerCoors sues Patriots, claiming team reneged on beer deal.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) ESPN analysts at odds on Vick hits.
- Tim Kawakam (San Jose Mercury News) Oakland Raiders raise expectations but keep their focus on the next challenge: the New England Patriots.