Belichick says being the coach of the Patriots certainly ‘beats working’. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may be battling a lot of challenges with his defense right now, but he’ll be the first to admit things could certainly be worse.

While New England’s pass defense continues to have a strong grasp on being ranked 32nd in the NFL, Belichick remains as even-keeled as he always has been.  He was back at work on Wednesday once again trying to make sure his team rebounds and comes ready to play on Sunday against the Giants.

It’s just another day at the office for the 59 year old, and he told the New York media he still feels as good as he always as.  That tends to happen when you’re doing what you love, and he admitted that he’s definitely happy with where he is.

“Yes, I feel good,” said Belichick during his conference call with the New York media on Wednesday. “I enjoy all the different aspects of the season and getting young players in to work with them. The game planning, scouting, practices and film work. It beats working and it is great to be a part of this organization with Mr. Kraft and all the support people that we have here providing us the things we need to be competitive. I feel like I have the energy to do it this week and do a better job of it than I did last week.”

Belichick, who turns 60 next April, isn’t sure whether or not he’ll be coaching when he’s 70. When asked if he thought he might he told the New York media that he’s still taking things one game at a time, which New England fans are aware is simply business as usual for the future hall of fame coach.

“I don’t know,” said Belichick when asked if he’ll coach until he’s 70. “Long term for me is Sunday afternoon against the Giants. I haven’t thought too much past that and that is keeping me busy right now. I am just going to try to do the best I can to have our team ready on Sunday.

“We are playing a good football team that I know is well coached and well prepared. They are playing well and hot right now. They have won a bunch of games. We are going to have to do a good job and that is really the extent of my long term future.”