Bill Belichick’s Post Game Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
October 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm ET

Opening Statement:

“Well, today’s one of those days where we just didn’t do enough things well enough. We had a lot of chances and just all the way across the board, everybody involved in the game, just none of us did a good enough job. The result was what it was. Just not good enough.”

On what happened at the end of the first:

Got called for intentional grounding. It was a 10 second runoff.

On why they ran a play instead of taking the “automatic 3” with a field goal in that situation:

“Yeah, well, we were trying to score.”

On the play of the defensive backs and the long passes they gave up:

“Nothing we did today was good enough. On offense, defense, special teams, coaches, players, everybody involved in the game. It just wasn’t good enough. We all made mistakes. We had our chances, we just didn’t do a good enough job.”

On the missed opportunities:

“We missed a lot of them. We missed them the whole game.”

On if there was much discussion about going for it with six seconds left in the first half:

“We had time to run a play and kick a field goal, yes.”

On where the breakdown occurred:

“There was a 10 second runoff. We had an intentional grounding penalty and there was a 10 second runoff. There was one second left to go and…”

On how they ended up in that situation:

“We didn’t do a good job collectively, we just didn’t do a good job on that play.”

On why this team hasn’t been able to put a team away:

“We just didn’t play well the whole game today. It was the end of the game, it was the first half, it was the second half.  We played in spurts, we just didn’t play well enough and when we had our chances we didn’t take advantage of them.”

On how frustrating it has to be to not be able to close out some of these games:

“It’s disappointing to lose any game.”

On his thoughts on Russell Wilson:

“They played better than we did today.  Congratulations to the Seahawks, Pete, they did a good job, they outplayed us today. Outplayed us, coached us, they were better than we were.”

On some of the roster issues they had at the end of the game:

“Well, we have the same number of players that they have in every game so…it’s football.”

On if he’s evaluated Patrick Chung or any of the injured players:


On the play of Aaron Hernandez:

“I think everybody that played this game could have played better, could have coached better, could have done a better job.  I don’t think everybody’s got…certainly missed opportunities, and plays they’d like to have back. And could have played better or coached better.”

On if they weren’t prepared for this game:

“We just didn’t execute the things that we needed to do to win, obviously. That goes for all of us.  Just wasn’t enough by anybody, starting with me, the assistant coaches, everybody else in the organization, the players. As a total team, we just came up short. We just got to do better.”

  • Why Bill didn’t mention how good Seattle’s defense is!
    Why Bill didn’t mention how good Russell Wilson is!
    Patriots played well but Seattles defense played better!

  • Q

    That is funny, I went to the pre-game party at Show-box SODO and Robert Kraft promised that the Patriots were going to have a Great Game Plan and that Brady was going to have a great day. Next room is the Seahawks pep rally with their radio station and they can obviously wire into Pete Caroll and the Seahawk locker room. Well my ears are still ringing and I am still sick to my stomach. Thanks for nothing Belichick, Brady, and Kraft. I feel sorry for the folks who came in from wherever and for the volunteers of the Boston Sports Group of Seattle and for Sam Bam Cunningham too.