Patriots Talk: Bill Belichick Press Conference Following Loss to Jaguars
Following Thursday night’s loss to the Jaguars 31-24, the Patriots very bad moments. Many will argue the defense simply allowed too many big plays for the Jaguars that allowed the offense to be forced to score more points. Others could say that they had some very good plays but just didn’t do enough to score the final TD to tie the game. However, Head Coach Bill Belichick was very direct and brief when it came to his thoughts on what the team will need to learn following the three huge plays that the defense gave the Jaguars including a 79-yard touchdown by Cory Grant and 97-yard touchdown by Kellen Cole.
“Well, we don’t have any defenses where we want to give up plays like that. So yeah, there are a lot of things we did wrong and there are a lot of things we need to correct, need to be corrected, need to coach better, need to play better, need to do everything better – certainly not one guy. There are a lot of things that weren’t very good on all of those plays.”
It was obvious from that last comment that he is aware that Cyrus Jones was the most heavily criticized player from that game. Nobody is blind to that. However, Belichick looks at the whole picture and doesn’t let just one player take the whole blame when there is more to it.
“As I said last night, I think that every player, and every coach for that matter, did some good things and had some not so good things, things they’d like to have back. That’s the way it is in practice. That’s pretty much the way it is every game. There are always going to be things you’d like to have back, do a little bit differently in all of those settings, both practice and games. We’ll just try to learn from them and either not let them happen again or learn how to make a play. You can always make a better play.”
Bill Belichick references how Patriots-Texans joint practices will be a bit different than w/ Jaguars because Patriots-Texans play in Week 3
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As of right now, Belichick is looking to get his team ready for joint practices with Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans in West Virginia before their preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 19th.