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Patriots vs Eagles: Bill Belichick PostGame Transcript

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Patriots vs Eagles: Bill Belichick PostGame TranscriptRobert Deutsch - USA TODAY Sports

OPENING STATEMENT:

Just overall, we didn’t, obviously, do anything well enough today.  Didn’t do enough on offense, turned the ball over, gave up two third down touchdowns on defense, didn’t play well in the kicking game.  Just really didn’t do anything well enough to really, win. You know, we competed, sort of had a chance at the end to come back, but you give up 21 points [when] your defense isn’t on the field, I mean, that’s, you’re going to lose about 98% of those games.  So, just gotta get back to work, got to do better job.

On his thoughts on the onside kick leading 14-0:

I think that everything we did, we’re trying to do what we think’s best.

On why they had Nate Ebner kick two onside kicks, Gostkowski only once:

Because we thought that was the best thing to do.

On who is the decision maker on surprise plays like that:

You know, we make all the decisions.

On if it being rugby-style, if he was supposed to put air on the ball or if it was supposed to be kicked along the ground:

We don’t have time for all that.

On the fact he told everyone during the week that the Eagles have probably the best special teams that he’d seen all year and if we saw exactly what he meant today:

Yeah, no, I mean, give them credit, they took advantage of our mistakes.  We’ve been good in that area, but we weren’t today.

On what the calculation was going into the first onside kick and why did he think that was a good time to try it:

I mean, there wasn’t a tremendous downside to the play.  I mean, it’s like when they mortared their one over there and Keyshawn [Martin] … it was just kind of the same thing … it was different, but it was kind of the same thing.  You know, kicking at the dead space.

On what he saw on the blocked punt:

We just … we blew it.  We just didn’t block it properly, obviously.  Nothing we hadn’t seen before.  We just didn’t execute it well.

On the third and three that pass interference was called and the fact Jamie Collins signaled that it was tipped and if he had any conversation on calling a timeout to try and get the call overturned:

No.  Nope.

On what he takes away from how his team fought to get back into the game:

We had some good plays in the game, we just didn’t have enough of them we had too many bad ones.   Just not good enough.

On after seeing them give up 45 points if he saw their defense do anything differently on film during this game:

No, I mean, look, I said all week they have a good defensive team and they do.  They have one of the best fronts, I mean Fletcher Cox is one of the best defensive lineman in the league.  They have a good defense.

On the pass to Tom Brady, what went into calling that and if he feels it was well-executed:

I mean, he got a first down on it, yeah.  We thought it was a good play to run at that point.

On the pick six, what he saw:

There’s a lot of plays that I’m sure all of us would like to have back.  All of us that played, all of us that coached … that was a big swing.

On when they had first and goal at the one what they were trying to accomplish by hurrying-up:

It was the same thing that happened when we scored the touchdown in the same situation later. Trap their dime defense on the field on the one yard line.  We obviously didn’t execute the play well.  I mean, we let Jenkins four yards in the backfield unblocked.  I mean that’s not what we were trying to do, obviously.


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