On Sunday night, the New England Patriots played their most dominant game of the season when they blew out the Denver Broncos on the road 41-16. For the defending world champions it was a feel-good victory coming out of the bye week – and this sentiment showed in the post-game locker room, as the weekly behind the scenes video on patriots.com illustrates.
The clip starts with team owner Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan, the franchise's president, greeting the players and coaches as they walk into the locker room. Among them is special teams coordinator Joe Judge, who Kraft simply greeds with the words “special teams”. Judge's units registered a fumble recovery, a return touchdown and a punt block against the Broncos.
The Krafts also captured talking to quarterback Tom Brady, who in turn told them that the game “was awesome.” Brady then goes on to visit his offensive linemen before the focus of the video shifts back to the coaches: First running backs coach Ivan Fears praises his position group before head coach Bill Belichick delivers his post-game speech:
Congratulations for a lot of good things here, a lot of good things. Good week. Good start to the week, good preparation, good job of coming out here and being focused and having the mental toughness to go out there and do what we had to do.
Great complimentary football. Offensively, got production from everybody: running game, passing game, receivers, tight ends, backs; had a lot of production tonight. Defensively, big turnover, red area stops, situational football. And special teams – that was a hell of a job.
The clip, as usual, closes with team captain Matthew Slater, who left the game with a hamstring injury, breaking down the huddle: “How do we feel about win number seven?” Aww yeah.
Please visit patriots.com to watch the clip.