Bill Belichick getting Patriots ready for “outstanding” Dolphins quarterbacks

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There have been a lot of adjectives used to describe the Dolphins quarterbacks this season, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick may be the first to use “outstanding” in his review of their work.

Belichick has long been known for his ability to talk up an opposing team in the days leading up to a game and he showed he hasn’t lost his touch when he was asked to talk about Jay Cutler and Matt Moore on a conference call with Miami reporters on Wednesday morning.

“Well, the Dolphins have very good depth at quarterback,” Belichick said in comments distributed by the team. “Both players are outstanding players. They can throw the ball well, they’re smart, they can handle the different looks that Coach [Adam] Gase gives them to make the defense declare what they’re in and then attack it. So, I think they have a very good and healthy quarterback situation. They have two guys that can come in and play at a high level and move the ball and score points for their team. So, it’s a good position the Dolphins put themselves in.”

Cutler’s currently in the concussion protocol and Moore, who has completed 59 percent of his passes with a 3:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio, will get the start if Cutler can’t get cleared in time for Sunday’s game. The two teams will meet again on December 11 and Gase has said Cutler is the starter as long as he’s healthy, so Belichick may get a chance to face both halves of the outstanding duo even if Cutler can’t go this time around.

43 responses to “Bill Belichick getting Patriots ready for “outstanding” Dolphins quarterbacks

  1. Thats Belichick. Talk about how tough an opponent is going to be. Then beat them like a rug. Then make a brief mention about how tough an opponent they were before talking about how tough next weeks opponent is going to be. Rinse repeat.

  2. I’ve really gotten to the point where I love listening to guys like Russell Wilson and Bill Belichick talk. Get used to it because more and more people are going to learn this type of speech. These guys are like actors in a play, and they’re just reciting a script. If they do anything differently, they get ripped. So they just play along with the game. We seem happier in the make believe world. We don’t learn anything, or get any insight, but if they try saying something honest, it backfires.

  3. Don Bat says:
    November 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This guy and his false praise , Cutler has the proper expression in the picture.
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    You nailed it…lol
    Actually, both of them are displaying body language consistent with “why am I here.”
    One QB is hoping his concussion symptoms linger, and the other is hoping his bud’s symptoms get better.

  4. Love the accompanying QB Intensity pic of Moore blowing bubble gum and Cutler looking like he’s watching a bird poop

  5. That’s a ridiculous statement, but why are we surprised?
    The Dolphins do play the Patriots well usually, but even a
    Dolphin fan thinks that’s a ridiculous thing to say.
    Maybe if they can eliminate1 17 penalties, and the defense show up
    it could be interesting.

  6. aarons444 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Yes, of course. The mighty AFC LEast.
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    Which is the strong AFC division this year? Is it the one with Cleveland in it?

  7. seriously, one challenge for a coach is to keep his players on their game.
    If he were to Rex Ryan this conference call.. the team would lapse into hysterics and eat a dozen bagels while watching reruns of Howdy Doody.

    Miami bit them in the asterisk two years ago, when a win would have meant playing at home in the AFCCC.

    Bill doesn’t forget.

  8. Remember waaaaay back in August, when Landry said they were gonna sweep the Pats this year? And the Pats fans thought he should be put into the concussion protocol? And the dolphins fans all said Landry was right? Good times…

  9. So in this massively pc over reacting world where people rush to get offended and upset over anything, what would you people want him to do?

    If he said “The Dolphins QBs are terrible, we’re going to eat the Fins alive” there would be a meltdown of epic proportions among the media, fans and Dolphins players/coaches.

    Instead he never ever gives another team bulletin board material. Its a tiny advantage in the big picture of things, but still an advantage compared to those who aren’t as careful with their words.

    Belichick creates a lot of tiny advantages which often combine to collectively be a big one. If some of the crappier coaches acted more like Bill they might get more wins.

  10. harrisonhits2 is pretty accurate. Even when they say “nothing” people still get worked up. Just last week Matt Patricia referred to Derek Carr as David Carr and the raiders fans went meltdown on Twitter because it was such blatant disrespect. “He purposely said David as a means of disrespecting them” and “the raiders will make them pay on Sunday”. Lmfao. It was an honest mistake. Just like the people who mix up the Harbaughs. But in the event it was on purpose, Patricia was apparently right based on the final score… The people who do actually speak and not give cliches are asking for trouble

  11. So in this massively pc over reacting world where people rush to get offended and upset over anything, what would you people want him to do?
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    I don’t blame Belichick in the least.

    These things are a complete waste of life for everyone involved.

    Any coach that would actually give info in these things is a fool, and any reporter that expects anyone on the inside to be honest and forthright is equally dumb.

  12. I remember the week 17 game last year where the Patriots needed a win against Miami to earn the #1 seed. Moore played well and kept them in the game for a while, but 3 fumbles and a costly interception played to NE’s favor. Given how Moore has played against NE vs what Cutler has managed, it would be better for NE if Cutler plays.

  13. Don’t give the opposition any bulletin board material. This has been one of the team’s mantras for years. Remember when Wes Welker said some uncomplimentary things about Rex Ryan before a game with the Jets. Coach BB had Mr. Welker visit him for a private meeting in his office. It was not to ask him how the wife and kids were, as I recall.

    There’s that thing again about “The Patriot way.” Hey, it works.

  14. Remember, It is Bill Belichick’s influence on Josh McDaniel that got Tim Tebow drafted and Jay Cutler packing… I would imagine that Cutler is not a big McDaniel/Belichick fan… Dolphins are always up for the rivalry, it won’t matter who under center for those wild catin fools…

  15. It must be said though the Pats have a maddening tendency to make jag QB’s look like Hall of Famers sometimes. The Pats may win but make it tough on themselves.Bellichick is saying any of these guys could kill you.

  16. How did anyone think Jay Cutler was going to be the answer? After all these years, he is who he is. A few “holy cow” great throws wiped out by too much “WTF?” And as worthless as it gets in the clutch.

  17. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 11:47 am
    So in this massively pc over reacting world where people rush to get offended and upset over anything, what would you people want him to do?

    I’m offended that you feel I’m in a rush to get offended and upset. I am retreating to my safe space now.

  18. people like to bash the afc east, but in truth they are the third highest division in wins and the team with the worst record in the east wouldnt be last in any other division except for one.

    they hate us cause they ain’t us!

  19. Would you rather he be like Tomlin and say how they were going to kick the Patriots (expletive) before getting it handed to them in the AFCCG? Winners doing what winners do.

  20. I am not sure if the Patriots need to line to many of their starters up against us but if they do and when they get to the point we’re the game is over, probably just after halftime, get your high value players out because our boys get a bit chippy and Suh in particular likes to try his luck choking people.

  21. dsigrey says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    Would you rather he be like Tomlin and say how they were going to kick the Patriots (expletive) before getting it handed to them in the AFCCG? Winners doing what winners do.

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    Tomlin loves him some Tomlin, but he’s not the brightest bulb in the shed.

  22. walker1191 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    Mimai plays them tough and I expect nothing different this time.

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    Miami is a mess and NE will likely hand them their lunch like last December on their way to a 2nd SB in 3 years.

  23. walker1191 says:

    November 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Mimai plays them tough and I expect nothing different this time

    maybe at home but let’s look in Foxboro going back to 2010

    2016 31-24 Pats (no Brady)
    2015 36-7 Pats
    2014 41-13 Pats
    2013 27-17 Pats
    2012 28-0 Pats
    2011 27-24 Pats
    2010 38-7 Pats

    I would agree that Miami has always presented a challenge at home but up north, not so much

  24. tylawspick6 says:

    November 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    walker1191 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    Mimai plays them tough and I expect nothing different this time.

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    Miami is a mess and NE will likely hand them their lunch like last December on their way to a 2nd SB in 3 years

    Game was actually played during Brady’s suspension

  25. Belichick gets crap when he says something nice about someone. Could you imagine if he ever said anything mildly derogatory about an opposing player? Everyone would lose their crap. ESPN would lead off Sportcenter demanding an Goodell investigation, mainly because the Jerry Jones/Goodell thing isn’t generating the ratings they hoped for.

  26. If Belichick wasn’t Belichick, you’d take his compliments as actual compliments. Being Belichick, of course, when he compliments you you’re sitting there wondering if he just implanted a chip in your brain.

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