New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his postgame press conference at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 11, 2009.
"Obviously that was a tough loss for us today. Like a lot of games in this league, it came down to a few plays and they made more plays than we did. We have to give them credit. That's a good football team. [Broncos head coach] Josh [McDaniels] has done a really good job with them, and they made a few more plays than we did. Really, that is about all you can say."
On the Broncos defense in the second half
"Maybe they played a little more nimble."
On T Matt Light's injury
"The game is just over so I don't know yet."
On if he talked to Josh McDaniels after the game
"I talked to Josh before the game."
On easing LB Jerod Mayo into the game
"We didn't think Jerod was really ready to go a whole game. He practiced this week and got some snaps in the game and he seemed ok."
On offensive execution
"There were a lot of plays out there that we felt like we could've made, but we didn't make them for one reason or another. We've just got to make them. We've got to do a better job coaching. There were a lot of plays like that where we couldn't quite connect, for one reason or another."
On the Broncos offense
"They have good receivers and they have a good quarterback and they obviously have a good offensive system. They had a lot of possession passes that kept the chains moving. They kept the yardage fairly short on third down. We had our chances on a couple when we had our hands on the ball but couldn't come up with it and we just have to make some of those plays. We didn't make them today."
On defensive adjustments
"There were a lot of substitutions and a lot of trying to match up. A couple of times we were in things we didn't want to be in so we called a timeout; that was mainly the first half. They went in that wildcat-looking formation so we had to make adjustments to that on the first drive of the game and we got that straightened out."
On the Broncos defense
"Mike [Nolan] is a very good defensive coordinator. We know he does a great job as a game planning coach. He does what he needs to do on a weekly basis."
On not meeting with Josh McDaniels on the field, after the game
"We'll catch up."
On the Broncos coverage of WR Randy Moss
"They played a lot of coverage over the top of him, but we see that a lot."
On if the Broncos wildcat formation took them by surprise
"They do a lot of things and they do a good job of game planning. They do a good job of moving people around and creating tough matchups. It is a little different than what we are normally used to so we had to get that straightened out."
On the impact of Josh McDaniels' familiarity with New England
"I think when you play teams in this league everyone is pretty well scouted."
On New England's running backs
"All the backs played and some of them were in there with different personnel groups."
On if the storyline of him coaching against McDaniels was overblown
"I'm just trying to coach my team and now we will focus on Tennessee for next week."
On S Brandon Meriweather's taunting penalty
"I don't know. I was on the other side of the field. You all probably got a better look at that than I did."