Bill Belichick’s PostGame Press Conference Transcript

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September 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm ET

Opening Statement:

“Well unfortunately that wasn’t our best effort out there today.  Give Arizona credit, they’re a good football team.  They made the plays they had to make to win.  We had our chances, in the end we just couldn’t do enough.   Hopefully we can play better, coach better next week, do a better job. We just didn’t do well enough today, it’s as simple as that in any phase of the game.  Plenty of mistakes out there, we need to correct them, we need to coach better, we need to play better, we need to do better than that.”

On his offense playing as safely as they did at the end:

“They scored a touchdown, we got it called back.  We had a touchdown called back.”

On Gronkowski’s back-to-back penalties:

“There’s a lot of things we could have done better today all the way around, all of us  I’m sure everybody on the team feels the same way, every player and every coach.”

On what Arizona did defensively:

“They did a good job.  They’ve got good players, good coaches, they did a good job.”

On the effect Hernandez’ injury had on the offense:

“I don’t know.”

On if losing Hernandez threw the game plan off:

“You can’t just go into the game and just count on one guy, any guy.  I mean, everybody’s got to be ready to adjust.  It’s not the first time a player’s been injured in a game.”

On if he had an update on the status of Aaron Hernandez:

“No. We’ll check it out like we usually do, see what the story is.”

On if he saw signs that they weren’t as prepared as he might have hoped:

“I don’t know, that’s what practice is for.  Practice is never perfect.  There are always things to correct in practice, that’s why we practice.”

  • MizzoCard

    Too bad most Pats fans don’t have the class and humility your coach just showed.

  • kevin

    If you want you can blame me.. I texed my buddy in az a less then flattering text message moments prior to the missed field goal.. I should know better!

  • Paul Peters

    Only one person to blame – Josh McD. Oh I wish Bill O’B was back. We let Gronk rot until 3 min to go in the game. What an embarrassment.