Skip to main content
Advertising

Official website of the New England Patriots

replay
Replay: Patriots Unfiltered Thu May 23 - 02:00 PM | Tue May 28 - 11:55 AM

Patriots Postgame Quotes

New England Patriots offer comments on their 16-9 loss to the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on Sunday, September 20, 2009.

BILL BELICHICK

Opening Statement...
It was a tough loss like it always is in the division. Give the Jets credit. They just did a better job than we did today and I don't think there's really a whole lot more to say about it. They just outplayed us. They outcoached us. They just performed better than we did over the 60 minutes and I think that was pretty much the story of the game. We had our chances and didn't take advantage of it. They had their chances and they did. That's why it ended up the way it did.

On struggles in the red zone...
We just didn't do a good enough job. They did a better job than we did.

On play of Patriots' defense...
We didn't do a good enough job.

On changing the way the offense communicates...
That's what we did to help them improve the communication. To help with pace and to be able to get the plays and get everyone on the same page and get them executed.

On delay-of-game penalties...
We didn't get the play off in time.

On whether delay of games were a result of the communication change...
No. It was the end of the fourth quarter by that time. Whatever we dealt with, we dealt with for three-and-a-half quarters. We just didn't do a good enough job.

On whether they were caught off-guard by Jets defensive schemes...
They did what they did and they did a good job of it. They played it well and did a good job with it.

On Jets' scoring drive to start the second half...
They hit three plays. The kickoff return. They hit (Jerricho) Cotchery and we missed a tackle. And then (Dustin) Keller in the endzone, down the seam. We didn't play those three plays very well and they did. That's what the Jets do. We gave them an opening and they took it.

On Wes Welker's absence....
He was inactive because he wasn't able to play.

On Julian Edelman's performance...
I think everybody played hard. We had our moments. It's obvious it was a competitive game but we just didn't make enough plays to win. It starts with me and goes for everybody that was involved in that game. From the players, to the assistant coaches, we just collectively didn't do a good enough job. That's all there is to it.

On whether anything was said in exchange between head coaches after the game...
Congratulations.

On whether offense was hurt by having a short week to prepare for Jets' blitz packages...
No, I think we were ready to go. They just played better than we did and coached better. They just did a better job.

On whether something in particular could attribute to team's offensive struggles...
No. We must have run 70 plays out there, or whatever it was. I'm sure there's probably something on every play we could talk about.

On whether he was impressed by Mark Sanchez's poise...
Like I said, they did a good job.

On picking up Jets blitzes...
We could've been better but I think it was alright. I don't think they ever sacked us. They hit us a few times so there's certainly room for improvement. We could have done a lot of things better. We need to do them better.

TOM BRADY

On the frustration of losing...
We didn't do much. It was poor execution a lot of the time and we all have to do a better job. I have to do a better job throwing the ball, being more accurate, making better reads. A lot of the things are correctable that were not so good today. You have to give the Jets a lot of credit. They played a good game defensively. We had our chances.

On another possible last-minute scoring drive...
We had our chance there. We just didn't execute well in that two-minute possession. That's something we've been good at, but the Jets were better at it today. It's frustrating because I think we had high expectations for this game. We just didn't put it together very well and we'll learn from it and get back to work this week.

On the facing the Jets blitzes...
We were prepared hard for them. They always challenge you with the different looks they give. It's a very talented team. A lot of them we had worked on and I think we had a good plan, we just didn't execute very well.

On why they ran the hurry-up offense...
We tried to go hurry-up pretty much the whole game. We had some good opportunities I thought to take advantage rolling fast and again it didn't help very much. So we just thought we had some plays that we could have made that we didn't make. If we make them we get first downs and we have to do a better job in the red area. I think that's two weeks in a row we didn't do a very good job in the red area. That has to improve. I think there's a lot of things we have to improve.

On being comfortable using the play call wristband...
It was fine. We worked on it. Delay of game calls, I have to do a better job of those. They don't come up very often, but when they do, they hurt. And they hurt us today.

On Darrelle Revis covering Randy Moss...
I think Revis did a good job and he's a great player and Randy's a player, so we have to find ways to get Randy the ball. I didn't get it to him enough today. Julian (Edelman) filled in for Wes (Welker) and did a nice job. Joey (Galloway) made some nice catches. We have to get back to work and take the positives from the game and learn from the mistakes that we made and move forward because we play a tough Atlanta team next week.

On how effective the Jets blitz was...
It's a good blitz team. They get there and they get home and there's tight coverage. We were trying to get a guy on a guy and sometimes they came free, just scheme wise which is tough and forces us to throw the ball a little bit earlier. We just have to connect more often. I think that's what it comes down to.

On wide receiver Julian Edelman...
Julian's worked hard. He's been out for a couple of weeks with an injury which sets you back a little bit, but he's a tough kid, works really hard. I think he had a good week in practice and he's going to build on this. He made some nice plays out there. He's done a pretty good job for being an ex-quarterback. He's kind of a tough competitor. So when Wes (Welker) gets back it's going to be a good group.

On how comfortable he is now compared to 2007...
I think we're not really firing on all cylinders right now. We have to identify where the issue are and try to correct them. That's most important. But it's a different group, a different year, different defenses, it's a lot of different things. We're trying to execute a lot better than we did today. To not get the ball in the end zone, that is unacceptable. You're not going to win if you don't get the ball in the end zone. We did the same thing last week until five minutes left in the game. We have to do a better job throwing the ball down there in tight quarters. It puts too much pressure on the defense when you don't score touchdowns.

On what has to improve...
I have to do a better job. That's number one for me. I have to do a better job doing what I have to do. That is making reads, making calls, not committing penalties, making accurate throws, making good decisions, getting in the end zone. If you don't get in the end zone, it's not a very good day for a quarterback.

On using wristbands...
Well, we weren't surprised. We worked on it all week, executed it well all week. I don't think the wristband had much to do with our execution. We called the plays, everyone knew the plays, we just weren't huddling. We were getting out there and using a little bit faster tempo than normal, but we just didn't execute very well.

On how much the Jets pressure affected him...
Well, sometimes you let it go sooner and sometimes you're able to hold it and I think it goes all the way around. There were times when I had plenty of time and just missed. There were times when they came with just their pressure package and I held onto it a little too long. You have to recognize the blitz and get the ball out quickly. We got it out quickly, we just didn't complete them.

On the delay of game penalties...
The second one I didn't want to take a time out, so I just let the clock run out and we went back five more (yards) and it was third and 14. The first one, it was just being unaware of the clock.

RANDY MOSS

On Darrelle Revis...
All week he was talking about being a shutdown corner, but there really are no shutdown corners in the league because they have help most of the game. I probably could be a shutdown corner if I had (Patriots safety Brandon) Meriweather over the top for the whole game. I think I could be a corner. You have to give credit where credit is due. I'm not taking anything away from their whole defense, secondary, defensive line, linebackers, they made plays and we didn't get things done. You have to give credit when it's due and they did a hell of a job today.

On if there were any surprises...
No, not really. I think that just having Coach Ryan and bringing his defensive philosophy to the Jets. You have to give credit when it's due. I've been in this league long enough. They played some good football today even on offense and special teams. We did some bad things out there. We did some good things, but overall the Jets won. So you have to tip your hat to them, I really give them credit there.

On the offense being frustrated...
I think the frustration sets in when we know we kick our own selves in the foot. The defense did their job. They have a job to do, that's to help the offense. The offense has a job to do, that's to put points on the board. But with the firepower that we have, it gets a little frustrating. I'm not going to sit here and lie, but at the same time, when things go bad you have to find ways to win. At the end of the game we kept going backwards. As a whole offensive unit we just didn't make things happen, so you have to give credit. That's the biggest thing, you have to tip your hats to them. They played a hell of a game.

On if there was difficulty with the execution...
No, I really felt pretty good. I'm speaking for myself, I felt good. There were times where they threw a little shaky but at the same time we prepared. We practiced all week on how we were going to game plan for this defense. We just didn't make enough plays. We kept going backwards. There's no trying to beat around the bush. They beat us up.

On trash talking during or after the game...
No. Not at all. Coach Ryan, that's his philosophy. At the same time, when you're the opposing team and you're hearing and reading things, that's billboard material. But at the same time, he doesn't play. The team plays and they backed it up. You have to really commend those guys from the top to the bottom. The safeties, corners, linebackers, defensive line, they had a good game plan and they executed it.

CHRIS BAKER

On their inability to score touchdowns in the red zone...
It is definitely frustrating. We were able to get up and down the field, but could not cash in.

On if they had trouble with the new play calling system...
No, we prepared all week with it. It didn't cause a problem.

On if the Jets defense surprised them...
They didn't surprise us at all. We were ready. We know how multiple their defenses can be. We just didn't execute. The last two weeks we have been a little bit off. We have been a step away from making a big play and haven't made them yet.

On if the Jets celebration bothered him...
This is week two. We are going to go back to the drawing board. We have a long season and will see them again.

On the crowd...
It's their home opener, so they were going to be up for the game no matter what. It's a hostile environment. I was here for seven years so I knew it was going to be part of the game.

On Julian Edelman's performance...
He came in and did a good job. He's Wes Welker's "mini-me", that's what we call him. He played well for his first real NFL game.

ADALIUS THOMAS

On Mark Sanchez's play...
They won, so he did a good job. They made plays and we didn't. He managed the game well. We have to go back to the drawing board and figure out where we go from here.

On Firemen Ed and the Jet's Crowd...
Every time we come here to New York, they have the guy on someone's shoulders. I don't know who that guy is, but they have to let him in for free. He's like the captain of the whole stadium. The stadium looks at him, he tells them to be quiet and they do. He always has them amped up when we play them.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising

Latest News

Presented by
Advertising

Trending Video

Advertising

In Case You Missed It

Presented by
Advertising