Quotes From Losing Super Bowl XLVI Coach Bill Belichick

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks about the loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI:

(opening statement) “First of all, congratulations (New York) Giants. Won a championship, they’re a good football team and they’re well coached. They obviously played well tonight. Very competitive football game, they just made a couple more plays then we did. By the way our guys played, fought, fought all year, fought tonight, and we had our chances. We just couldn’t quite make enough plays. Giants made a few more than we did. Really isn’t too much more to say about. Can’t fault the effort of any of our players. They played as hard as they could, we could have just played a tiny bit better. It was obviously a very competitive football game.”

(on his thoughts about the safety) “It’s not my call.”

(on what plays they could have played a little better on) “There was 100 plays you could be talking about and I would take a lot of them.”

(on if he allowed them to score that touchdown at the end) “Right.”

(on if he can take them through his thought process on letting them score the touchdown) “No. Ball was inside the 10-yard line, a 90 percent field goal conversion (in that territory).”

(on if he’s second guessing anything he did at all tonight) “Sure, could have done a better job in a lot of things.”

(on specifically what he could have done better as a coach) “There’s a lot of plays out there.”

(on how he thinks his offensive line played tonight) “I thought they played well. They competed well. I thought they did a good job. Everything we did could have been a little bit better, but it was very competitive. We just came up a little bit short tonight. That’s about all there is to say.”

(on challenging the catch made by wide receiver Mario Manningham) “It was close. It was close, but it was a good catch.”

(on how the defensive secondary performed) “We made a few plays, we had our moments, and they made a few more plays than we did.”

(on what he tells his players now) “My conversation with the team is between me and the team.”

(on Tom Brady’s 16 straight completions and how he assessed his play) “I felt we played competitively. We had our moments where we moved the ball, where we stopped them. We were in the lead for a good part of the game. I thought all of our players played competitively. We just came up a couple plays short.”

(on if he let the Giants score on purpose) “Yes. Yes we did.”

(on if this hurts more than the last time they faced the Giants in the Super Bowl) “No, I can’t compare it.”

(on what he said to Tom Coughlin when they shook hands) “Obviously, that’s between me and coach Coughlin, if that’s alright. Thank you.”

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One Response to “Quotes From Losing Super Bowl XLVI Coach Bill Belichick”

  1. Bob says:

    1. Brady was not thinking.
    2. Patriot defense was non-existant.
    3.Should have used the no huddle. Only used it at the end for a few plays.
    4. That night a high school team could have beat them.
    5.Patriots offensive line could not protect Brady.
    6. The Patriots deserved to loose because they did not have the heart to win. NY had more heart.

    I have been a Patriot fan for years, in fact I am from MA. Guess I will be looking for another team to support.