Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his postgame press conference on Sunday, November 7, 2010.
"I'll start off by giving Cleveland a lot of credit. They did a great job today, they obviously did everything better than we did, every single thing you could measure. They were clearly the better team. They deserved to win and had an outstanding performance. We didn't do the things we need to do to win, to really be competitive, and that was the result of the game. Obviously, we have a lot of work to do. We're a better team than we showed today but we weren't today. Certainly hats off to them, they did a good job. Clearly the better team."
(On the two Patriot fumbles)
"We didn't take care of the ball."
(On frustration over turnovers)
"We didn't do a good job on anything today. Pick any subject you want and say 'How did it go?' and it wasn't very good."
(On whether the loss was more a lack of preparation or execution)
"They just did everything better than we did today. I'm sure there are a lot of factors involved."
(On what phase of the game played the most important factor in the loss)
"Like I said, they did a good job, they played well. They played well across the board."
(On the status of K Stephen Gostkowski's injury)
"His leg tightened up in the game; obviously he wasn't able to finish and kick. So, we'll have to see. But he wasn't able to finish the game."
(On if Browns RB Peyton Hillis surprised the Patriots)
"No, he's a good player, runs hard. We've seen him do that."
(On the difficulty of the offense getting in a rhythm)
"We didn't have anything today in any phase of the game. I wouldn't single out anything or anybody. It was just a total victory by Cleveland in all phases of the game, everything you can measure."
(On if the Patriots had seen anything like the touchdown run by Browns WR Chansi Stuckey)
"No, it was a new play, they hadn't run it this year. We had prepared for plays like that, but we obviously didn't prepare very well. It was a good play by them, not a good play by us, that's all it is."
(On if the Patriots expected the Browns to be as physical as they were)
"We've seen them (Cleveland) play all year, that's the way they play."
(On message to the team after the game)
"We've just got a lot of work to do."
(On why there were a lot of missed passes)
"They (Cleveland) did a good job. They did a better job than we did."
(On what he said to Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini during the postgame handshake)
"I congratulated him."