Belichick to Patriots: We'll 'win a lot of games' playing like that
By Mike Cole
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sounds pretty happy with his team heading into a marquee Week 6 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.
Belichick was (relatively) effusive with praise for his team in his postgame news conference following the Patriots’ 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
“It’s a good feeling to come down here and win,” Belichick said. “Really proud of our team today. I thought we got great complimentary football from all three phases — our offense, defense, special teams. The way we started the game, the quick series on defense, the punt return put our offense in good field position. We had several of those during the day, a couple turnovers in the second half. Real good field position in the kicking game. Stephen (Gostkowski) kicked the ball well. Good punt coverage by (Matthew Slater), great kick by Ryan (Allen).
“Defensively, we didn’t give up many big plays, played OK on third down, got off the field quite a bit in the first half, gave our offense some good field position. They took advantage of it.”
Belichick shared the same message with his team, too. The Patriots posted postgame locker room video on its website Tuesday, with Belichick complimenting his team for their efforts in all phases of the game in the Cowboys win. The head coach also quickly turned his attention toward putting in another good week ahead of Sunday night’s prime-time matchup in Indianapolis.
“We gotta good week here coming up, gotta have everybody ready to go this week,” he said. “Gonna be a tough game, and we’re gonna have a lot of preparation to do.
“Good job here today, fellas. Great job of taking care of business. We had a good week, OK, that’s good work today. Nice job, fellas.”
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