Bill Belichick apologizes to media for Saturday press conference
The Patriots had a phenomenal first season with Mac Jones in quarterback, but Saturday’s 27-17 loss dampened that momentum a bit.
Indianapolis’ victory ended a seven-game winning streak for New England without much production from Carson Wentz. He threw for just 57 yards on 5 of 12 passes with one touchdown and one interception, while Jonathan Taylor slashed Bill Belichick’s defense for 170 yards and one score.
Belichick didn’t go into details and got tired of repeating himself in a post-match press conference, per CBS Boston.
“I’ve said it five times, I might just say it five more times,” Belichick said. “We didn’t do anything good enough to win tonight, including giving up 225 rushing yards.”
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On Monday, Belichick apologized to the media for the way he handled things after Saturday’s game and continued to answer questions for a longer period.
“I’m just going to start here; Look, guys, I apologize if it seemed like I was a little short with you after the game. Obviously a frustrating game. Down 20-0. Did nothing good enough. it means that there is not much to say at this point without watching the film ”, he declared, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
“It is clear that we had problems in all areas. So there is no simple answer. Every room could have been better. Every area of coaching could have been better. Every area of play could have been better. All of this would have helped. I wasn’t really trying to be brief, but honestly there wasn’t much to say. I don’t know if there is much more to say now. But it’s not your fault. It was a frustrating game. “
New England entered the fourth quarter with a 20-0 drop before making a throwback, with a pair of touchdowns from Mac Jones to Hunter Henry and a field goal, but it was too little too late.
With the loss, the Patriots are 9-5 on the season, one game against the AFC East Bills. These two teams will take place Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.
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