Belichick: “We’ve got a lot of work to do. I mean, that’s obvious.”


The “Do Your Job” guys better be prepared to put on some overtime in the coming week.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was as thrilled to discuss their 42-27 loss to the Chiefs as you might imagine, particularly the fact his defense was gashed by a Chiefs team that looked as polished and versatile as they usually do.

“Alright, well, we didn’t really do much of anything well enough tonight to deserve to win,” Belichick said, via Phill Perry of “We gave up 42 points, stopped on four short-yardage plays. We’ve got to coach better, got to practice better, got to play better. We’ve got a lot of work to do. I mean, that’s obvious.

“We’ll have to get back to work and see if we can improve pretty much everything. It’s just not good enough. Andy [Reid], Kansas City – they did a good job. Give them credit. We just really weren’t competitive enough, especially on offense and defense. We made too many mistakes and didn’t play well on top of that. The fundamentals weren’t good enough. Really nothing was good enough so we’ve all got to do a better job.”

Beyond that, the dour coach in a sour mood didn’t have a lot to add, finishing the opening remarks with: “That’s going to be pretty much the answer to every question because that what it was.”

He wasn’t lying, as a question about big plays allowed in the second half was met with: “Bad defense, bad coaching, bad playing, bad football.”

No, it’s not going to be a good day at Patriots offices, and the injuries they endured (Dont'a Hightower, knee; Danny Amendola, head) could further complicate it.

20 responses to “Belichick: “We’ve got a lot of work to do. I mean, that’s obvious.”

  1. We’re on to New Orleans and not concerned at all.

    Proud of the fact that with Americans struggling with natural disasters having occurred and about to occur, that no one on the Patriots saw an opportunity to draw attention to themselves by sitting and disrespecting the flag during the national anthem – can’t say the same for KC.

  2. The first step in being the Champ is beating the Champ. After an ugly start the Chiefs settled down and looked very, very good.

  3. He’s a great coach but is there anything better than seeing his stunned presence up there at the podium after that beating !

  4. I feel bad for all the Pats fans who had to sit through a loss. It must be hard when you don’t have it your way. It just proves that you can’t buy a winning team.

  5. Outcoached.
    And there’s not a lot of talent to work with in NE.

    Brady’s still good enough, but regressed to the point where he doesnt make those around him better anymore.

    Pats probably a 9-10 win team. After all, they get to play the AFC E teams twice.

  6. The Pats just aren’t that good of a team. BB made a choice to start shipping out their talented defenders and bring in other teams cast off defenders and the end result is a defense that isn’t very good in the latter half of a game. And Tommy is feeling his age. He doesn’t like to get hit and it’s obvious. This will be his last season.

  7. Let’s see what their w-L record is after 4 games then we can gloat about the demise of the Patriots. General rule…. Don’t write any team off after game 1 of the season.

  8. As a general rule the Pats throw in at least one stinker per season, sometimes two. Throw in the fact that this was the season opener, they get to crow about title #5, and it adds up to humiliation on a national scale.

    Pats haters – this is your time!!! Enjoy it, because I promise you it won’t last long.

    But for now – the stage is yours.

  9. The Pat’s are looking at QB’s and that means that Jimmy is on his way out. Kraft never intended to pay him 25Mil franchise salary. They waited till regular season to see what they needed to trade for. We know that the defensive front line is dismal and you probably can throw in Dion also. They need help fast. Everybody thought the Pat’s did not want to trade Jimmmy…..wrong. A two year deal for Jimmy would have cost over 50Mil and would give Kraft a heart attack. More injuries now including Dola who can’t run over the middle without a trip to the hospital.

  10. BB hands are tied by Kraft who hates to spend money and he’s forced to get by with average talent and now it shows. Nothing wrong with TB just average defense and lots of injuries. First Julian, then Mitchell, Dola, and the list goes on. The super bowl winner will come from the NFC unless the Raider’s are for real and they may be.

  11. BB made a choice to start shipping out their talented defenders and bring in other teams cast off defenders and the end result is a defense that isn’t very good
    Yea that’s what all the barka-lounger experts said last year and he ended up with the best defense in the league. Fortunately, It doesn’t matter how stupid fans are, Big Bill is at the wheel.

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