Bill Belichick has never been a fan of his team providing bulletin-board material, but the so-called “Patriot Way” is being put into overdrive this week with New England so obviously intent on avenging last January’s AFC playoff loss to Gang Green.
“You ain’t going to hear nothing from us, that’s for damn sure,” a veteran player said under his breath Wednesday. “Boss’ orders.”
Belichick set the tone publicly on Wednesday, claiming with a straight face just three days after Rex Ryan’s team was completely dismantled by Baltimore on national TV that the Jets “look good, as they always do.”
Belichick also did not deny telling his team to keep its collective mouth shut when asked about the Patriots’ notable silence.
“We try to focus on what we need to do to beat the Jets,” Belichick said when asked if he had issued a gag order. “That’s what we’re here for. I mean, what else is there to talk about?”