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Highlights from Bill Belichick press conference

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  August 27, 2010 05:36 PM

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It doesn't appear much has changed in Bill Belichick's mood since last night's 36-35 loss to the Rams. He just spoke with the media via conference call for about 18 minutes.

Belichick said he went back and watched film today and "there are certainly a lot of mistakes that we need to correct."

Overall Belichick said he was "disappointed in the entire game" no matter what the final score may have been.

"... I don’t think we did things as well as we are capable of doing them, so that part is disappointing. And then when your team doesn’t do that, it doesn’t make you feel very good as a coach. And when your team doesn’t perform well that’s a reflection on the coaching and how the coaches feel," he said.

On the injury front, there were no specifics but Belichick said there are "a few bumps and bruises from the game. We have to sort that out and see how everybody is there."

He stopped short of giving the seriousness of any injury a player may be facing saying he "wouldn't want to speculate on what a medical diagnosis will or won't be."

When asked about Laurence Maroney's lack of playing time, Belichick said there weren't enough plays to get him or many other players in the game. He was asked if he believed Maroney can help the Patriots in the regular season and he responded, "Oh, Absolutely."

The team will be off tomorrow and Sunday and will return to practice Monday. The final preseason game will be Thursday against the New York Giants. The team will have to cut the roster to 75 on Tuesday and down to 53 on Sept. 4.

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