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Patriots vs. Cardinals Postgame Reaction: Quotes of Note

Five "quotes of note" from various players and coaches following the Patriots 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals:

Bill Belichick's opening press conference remarks:

"Well unfortunately that wasn't our best effort out there today. But give Arizona credit. They're a good football team. They made the plays they had to make to win. We had our chances and in the end we just couldn't make enough of them, we just couldn't do enough. Hopefully we can play better, coach better next week; do a better job. Just didn't do well enough today, it's as simple as that - in any phase of the game. Plenty of mistakes out there. We need to correct them. We need to coach better, we need to play better, we need to do better than that."

Wes Welker on being less involved on offense:

"You know, you want to be out there, I think as a competitor and everything else, especially on Sundays, it's what we play for and what we work for and you want to be out there. At the same time, Coach felt like whatever was best for the team and I'm for that and I totally understand that and I'm just there to help out however I can."

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski on his missed game winning field goal:

"We had an opportunity to win the game. I'd had a good game up until that point and I felt good going out there. It was just one of those things, you get opportunities like that not very often and I have to do a lot better job of coming through for the team. I had a chance to win and it came down to me and I didn't pull through and it stinks. I feel bad for the fans and my teammates. I can't take it back now. I went out there and felt good about the kick and just didn't execute."

Two more "quotes of note" after the jump!

Kyle Arrington on if the team was focused in today's game:

"Credit them. They deserved to win this game. It started in the week in practice. Everybody will probably tell you that everybody knew what they were doing and we still couldn't even get it done in some instances on the practice field: blown calls, lack of communication or whatever the case is and it showed up today in the game. We had our chances, but like I said, give all the credit to them. They deserve this win."

Matthew Slater on if the team can pick themselves up after the loss:

"We have 14 games left. Now is not the time to panic. Now is not the time to get down on ourselves because if we do it's going to be a long season for us, so we just need to take it one day at a time and continue to try and perfect our craft as we come in here and watch the film tomorrow and learn from it and come out on the practice field and put together good days of practice and hopefully it will transfer to the [game] field."