Coming Up
  • Thu., Sep. 18, 2014 11:55 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Thu., Sep. 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Patriots Playbook Need your afternoon fix of Patriots information direct from the source? Listen to Patriots Playbook with John Rooke and Erik Scalavino as they bring you all of the latest Patriots talk exclusively on Patriots.com. You'll hear interviews and expert commentary from Patriots HQ.
  • Thu., Sep. 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Live Fantasy Football Champs 120 minutes of non-stop Fantasy Football Strategy. Bill Enright and Anthony Grace are committed to helping you dominate your league. Tune in for expert analysis, weekly player rankings, and fantasy advice that will get you a Championship.
  • Thu., Sep. 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:20 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Fri., Sep. 19, 2014 12:30 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Sat., Sep. 20, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:15 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" in Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to a replay of the X-Box One Patriots Postgame Show.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT Live X-Box One Postgame Show

    Join host Marc Bertrand, PFW's Andy Hart and Paul Perillo as they breaks down the Patriots-Raiders game and take your calls. You'll hear live press conferences from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, exclusive player interviews and more on the X-Box One Patriots Postgame Show.

  • Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 12:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows from the past week.
  • Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM EDT Live Patriots Monday Tune in all day for PATRIOTS MONDAY. Hear from Head Coach Bill Belichick, Quarterback Tom Brady and more of your favorite players every Monday during the season. Join Sportsradio 93.7 WEEI's Dennis and Callahan at 8am, Merloni, Fauria and Benz from 10-2 and Dale and Holley until 6pm as they review and preview all the Patriots action all season long. Replay from 6 - 12pm.
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 12:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 11:55 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Patriots Playbook Need your afternoon fix of Patriots information direct from the source? Listen to Patriots Playbook with John Rooke and Erik Scalavino as they bring you all of the latest Patriots talk exclusively on Patriots.com. You'll hear interviews and expert commentary from Patriots HQ.

News

Print
RSS

Bill Belichick Postgame Press Conference Transcript

Posted Jan 20, 2013

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick addresses the media at Gillette Stadium following the AFC Championship game versus the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

BB: Obviously a disappointing end to an overall pretty positive season. Tonight we just didn’t do enough things well enough to win. Give the Ravens credit; they’re a good football team. They just out-played us and out-coached us tonight. They just made more plays than we did. That’s pretty much the story.

Q: What did they change in the second half that made it so difficult for you guys to score points?

BB: They did a good job. I wouldn’t say it was anything they didn’t do in the first half. They just did a better job than we did.

Q: How much did the injury to Aqib Talib change your plan on defense?

BB: We had to make some adjustments. We lost Kyle [Love], we lost Talib.

Q: Were you disappointed with the pass rush? You didn’t have the effective pass rush like you usually do.

BB: I don’t think anything was really as good as it needed to be tonight. [We] gave up too many points, didn’t score enough. I’d say we probably came up a little short in every area.

Q: How disappointing is it to you that you’ve gone eight years without winning a Super Bowl?

BB: I don’t know. I’m just focused on this game.

Q: What did you see in the play where Stevan Ridley fumbled? It looked very close as to whether he was down or not.

BB: That was the official’s call.

Q: What was your opinion of the play?

BB: It’s their call. They ruled it a turnover so it’s an official review. It’s not anything I can do.

Q: Did you have a chance to see the replay and what did you think?

BB: It doesn’t make any difference. The officials call the game.

Q: Did you think Wes Welker’s drop on third down changed the game?

BB: There are a lot of plays in the game; there a lot of things we could have done better, all of us. Like I said, it really wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t as good as the Ravens tonight. That’s why they’re moving on and we’re not. They were just better than we were in really everything.

Q: How disappointed are you that you couldn’t take advantage of the field position you had and they did not have in the first half?

BB: We’re obviously disappointed that we didn’t win. I said that right off the bat. We’re disappointed in the results. What else do you want me to say?

Q: How big do you think the field position was in the first half?

BB: I don’t know. It was certainly to our advantage. We had a 13-7 lead. Look, we missed a lot of opportunities tonight. We were 1-for-3 in the red area; we couldn’t stop them in the red area. We gave up too many points and didn’t score enough.

Q: How much did losing Aqib Talib impact what you wanted to do defensively?

BB: We had to make some adjustments, yeah.

Q: Did you want to have Aqib Talib match up and when he went out you couldn’t do that?

BB: We had to make some adjustments to what we were doing. When Kyle [Love] went out and when Talib went out, we had to make some adjustments. But that’s the National Football League.

Q: What happened on the last drive of the first half? Tom Brady ran, slid and ended up calling the timeout with four seconds left.

BB: Because if we had snapped the ball and run the ball, I think if we hadn’t scored, we wouldn’t have had time to get another play off, so we wanted to take the three points.

Q: Was there any thought to calling an immediate timeout right after he slid?

BB: Not really, no, because I thought we could get up there, or we wanted to try to get up there and clock it and have time to run a play and have the timeout to kick the field goal. So no, not really. I guess if we had known that it would take as long as it did to get the ball finally clocked, but then we didn’t get a great look on the play. Tom [Brady] actually called timeout at the same time I did so we just didn’t have it.

Q: Did they make any defensive adjustments in the second half?

BB: No, I thought they pretty much played what they played in the second half, that’s what they played in the first half.

Q: How would you evaluate the running game tonight?

BB: I think everything could have been a little better, that’s the bottom line. Nothing was really good enough. A lot of things were OK, it was competitive but it wasn’t as good as the Ravens tonight, in any area. We just came up short.

Q: On the punt from the 35-yard line, was there any thought of kicking the field goal there?

BB: No, there was no thought of kicking a field goal.