Bill Belichick addressed the media after the Patriots defeated the Jets, 30-23.
He was not too impressed with the win, but happy to get the W. He talks about the defense, Amendola, LaFell, and not running the ball.
When asked if not running the ball was by design, he answered yes.
“Yeah, they have a pretty good run defense,” Belichick said. “We felt like we had good matchups throwing the ball, so we tried to take advantage of those matchups. The runs that we ran, we didn’t get a lot out of.”
He was also asked if he was impressed with his defense in the 2nd half and he wasn’t too impressed.
“We had our moments. Never good to see them drive the ball 80 yards or whatever they did. I thought we had them in third-down a number of times,” Belichick said. “We just couldn’t make enough third-down conversions. But overall our first and second-down defense was competitive and for the most part we were able to give ourselves a chance there. We just didn’t convert on enough third downs. We had the big one at the end where [Justin] Coleman broke up the pass down the sideline. But overall we’ve got to do a better job. We’ve got to do a better job at everything – coaching, playing, all the situations, you name it. There are plenty of things we can improve on from tonight.”
You can watch or read his full postgame press conference HERE.