Belichick pronounces the Patriots ready to go after Friday’s practice

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The Patriots had their final practice of the season today, and Bill Belichick liked what he saw.

“This is our sixth practice,” Belichick told pool reporter Jenny Vrentas. “We have hit everything. I think we are ready to go.”

The Patriots’ starting offense and defense both worked against scout teams in 11-on-11, then the team worked on two-minute situations, red zone work and two-point conversions. The Patriots did not practice in pads at all this week in Atlanta. On Saturday they’ll have a team meeting and then go to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a team picture.

“We’ve still got a few things to review and cover, but I would say everybody now needs to just gear up for how we want to play the game and be ready to go out there and play it that way,” Belichick said. “I think the next 48 hours are going to be really important, like they always are. Fine-tuning it and really zeroing in. Being physically, mentally and emotionally ready to go Sunday night.”

With everyone healthy, Belichick feels good about where his team is heading into Super Bowl LIII.

66 responses to “Belichick pronounces the Patriots ready to go after Friday’s practice

  1. I would never disagree with Bill, but the 3 hours after the 48 hours are pretty important too.

  2. Ut-oh…he sounds very confident. B & B have ALWAYS said the game is won on the practice field the week before. If this doesn’t make Rams fans…well the lone Ram fan uneasy, than I don’t know what will…

  3. None of the distractions last time.

    Excellent news for the back to back to back AFC Champuons! 🙂

  4. Word is there are WAY more Patriot fans in Atlanta right now than for the Rams.
    The opposite of last year in Minneapolis.

    If this translates to the game this will be HUGE! We all know how good the Patriots are at home. 🙂

  5. It’s noteworthy that all eight Super Bowl appearances by the Pats in the Brady-Belichick era were close (one-score) games, with an average final point margin of 4.5. In contrast, most (about 70%) of the other forty-four contests in Super Bowl history featured double-digit margins in the final score. Something has to give here. That’s why this time I expect it won’t be quite as close. The Pats and Rams are both talented teams. And the Rams—especially on offense—are built to win now. But the Super Bowl-seasoned Pats are now playing their best ball of the season in all three phases. I expect New England will win the all-important turnover battle and, hopefully, the game. (Prediction: Patriots 34, Rams 24.)

  6. citizenstrange says:
    February 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm
    Are there any Pats players who won’t play because they are in Belichick’s dog house?

    8 13 Rate This

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    answer…no

    branch and butler are gone

    we got unfinished business

  7. Goodell gave KC and the Refs the Green Light but they still lost.

    That’s why Brady said: “This was a SPECIAL & SWEET win that I will not forget”.

    What BB is saying here is this; We know what we are up against and We’re READY

  8. He is going to install a few plays on Saturday in the walkthrough that will totally confuse the Rams defense. 10 years from now Giselle and Tom will be walking down the street in Brookline and a little boy will ask his father who is that man walking with a former Super Model. The father will tell the son, there goes Tom Brady the best that ever was.

  9. On the evening news Robert Kraft was asked about tRump’s combover and his support of NE.
    “He’s working very hard to do what’s best for the country” said Kraft

    The entire broadcast crew burst out laughing.
    They quickly cut away to a commercial for Trump University, which was immediately pulled by the FCC.
    The segment that followed featured Putin holding up Trump’s “lost” SuperBowl ring. Big smile on his face.
    Do Svidaniya, Boris!

  10. solo681 says:
    February 1, 2019 at 6:25 pm
    Goodell gave KC and the Refs the Green Light but they still lost.

    That’s why Brady said: “This was a SPECIAL & SWEET win that I will not forget”.

    What BB is saying here is this; We know what we are up against and We’re READY

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    Exactly. After Goodell’s antics in last year’s sb, he won’t stop now.

  11. realityonetwo says:

    February 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    The Rams are gonna mop the floor with this mediocre bunch.
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    Anything is possible ….. but are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

    This “mediocre bunch” is in their third straight Super Bowl, with a “mediocre QB” who has already won five of these things, teo in the past three years. They just beat two of the toughest AFC teams – teams no one expected them to beat – to get here.

    Your team backed in by a blatant missed call.

    So yeah, you put your money against this “mediocre” team.

  12. Superbowl Monday should be a national holiday

    Game should be Saturday night. Been saying it for thirty years.

  13. patsbrat says:
    February 1, 2019 at 5:25 pm
    I would never disagree with Bill, but the 3 hours after the 48 hours are pretty important too.
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    Sun Tzu: Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.

  14. Quite sure the Rams are ready too. How is what BB said such news?

    Gee, another hater who is insulting the “ mediocre bunch”. That “ mediocre bunch” is now on to immortality. They are just living legends now.

  15. I give the Rams a slight edge with personnel & pure talent, and I’m a Pats fan. But the obvious keys to the game for NE: Brian Flores’ defense has to stop (or slow down) Gurley & Anderson, and Brady has to orchestrate a couple of clock-grinding drives to take an early lead.

    Pats 34-27, book it!

  16. Quite sure the Rams are ready too. How is what BB said such news?

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    BB it’s very hard to please. He is a perfectionist and has very high standards.

    They must have been practicing with precision to make him say this.

  17. i thumbs down your comment says:
    February 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm
    Superbowl Monday should be a national holiday
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    It is in New England. Except we celebrate on Tuesdays with a duck boat parade

  18. i thumbs down your comment says:
    February 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm
    Superbowl Monday should be a national holiday

    Just have it on the Saturday night. Other playoff games are Saturday. And a Monday isn’t killed for employers/employees.

  19. eagles2675 says:
    February 1, 2019 at 6:29 pm
    He is going to install a few plays on Saturday in the walkthrough that will totally confuse the Rams defense. 10 years from now Giselle and Tom will be walking down the street in Brookline and a little boy will ask his father who is that man walking with a former Super Model. The father will tell the son, there goes Tom Brady the best that ever was.

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    Thats exactly what they are going to do. They were tuned of for KC too but they then used the extra time and a function room at their hotel to put in a coup,e extra plays bit Saturday night and then there was one more put in on Sunday. They will do this too. All Belichick is saying is that they have reached a level of ready he can be satisfied going into the game with. But if he can still knotch it up a lityle more there is no such thing as too much prep in his world.

    Im pretty sure the Bradys will leave Brookline within a year or two of his retirement. They have connections all over so without his involvement with the team up here that could wind up making sense for them. So if they are still around in 10 years that likely means he played that long. I cant imagine that happening but boy I would sure be all in for it if it did.

  20. Rog will never allow the Rams to win. You know his Daddy Kraft tore him a new one after last year’s Super Bowl. Rog has his orders and there is zero chance he allows NE to lose back-to-back Super Bowls.

  21. i thumbs down your comment says: February 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    “Superbowl Monday should be a national holiday”

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    That’s why for years the NFL wants to push the SB schedule two weeks later to line up before the Presidents Day so people can get a day off from all the food and drinking. That’s why they want to push for an 18 week season.

  22. The way the Rams stuffed the run, the Patriots would have trouble controlling the clock the way they did against the Chiefs. Aaron Donald will give Brady trouble with a strong pass rush from the interior, and Brady cannot step up and throw the ball the way he can when he avoids an edge rusher. The game is going to be a close one.

  23. Not a Pats fan by any means but the cheating comments are like yesterday’s diapers. No friggn way you make it to 9 Stupid Bowls by cheating without consequences. The fact of the matter is that no team in the history of sports buys in, prepares, game plans, executes, and adjusts on the fly like the Patriots have over the last decade and a half. There will never be another franchise in any sport that will come close to the steadfast success that the Patriots and their fans have been able to enjoy all these years. I could only hope that my team would be good enough to sniff Brady’s jock and magically win ONE friggn Stupid Bowl.

  24. Belichick and Brady are the best in the business. It’s a shame they couldn’t go up against the best challenger for this game. Go Pats! Sorry you had to settle for the second best challenger.

  25. If anyone is benched it’s because they don’t work in the game plan for any number of reasons. Butler’s rep based on one amazing play. Was Tyree Bill’s fault as well? He should have had someone other than Harrison there, right?

  26. billzbubb says:
    February 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    I hope he doesn’t bench his best defensive back for whatever reason.

    When did he bench Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty or Patrick Chung, or the other DB’s outplaynig Butler last season?

  27. This is the biggest advantage BB has over McVay. He knows how to prep for this. McVay is the same age as some of these players. And has never had to prepare for something like this.

    I wouldn’t bet the game at all, because I seriously dislike both teams…but if I did bet, I don’t think I could go against BB and Brady.

  28. Head fake. Belicheat wants everyone to let down their guard so he can get his spies in place. He’s got signals to tape, headsets to jam, balls to deflate. His work is just beginning.

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