Bill Belichick’s conference call transcript

Bill Belichick during the game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bill Belichick during the game.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke to the media today via the conference call.

He was asked about the ball security of his team.

“I think the numbers have been pretty good. We haven’t lost the ball a lot. I think our ball security could still be better, though,” Belichick said. “We have too many plays where I don’t know if it’s secure enough. Hopefully it is, but I don’t know, I think we’ve got to keep working on it. I think it’s something you’ve got to stress every week. Each team has different players and sometimes styles of how they get their turnovers. Not every team gets them the same way. I think there are certain higher frequencies with some teams than others, and you’ve got to make sure you’re ready for what they do best, how they get their turnovers and at least try to keep them from getting them the way they’ve gotten them in the past. I still think we’ve got a lot of work to do in that area.”

He also talked about the defense missing out on some turnovers.

“Yeah, I think we’ve missed some opportunities,” he said. “That’s the way it always is. I don’t think you ever get all the ones that you think you can get, or might be able to get or whatever. We missed some opportunities. We’ve got to keep working to get the ball out and then when we get our hands on it, be able to finish it.”

Check out the full transcript HERE, plus transcript from other coaching staff.

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