FOXBORO (CBS) – Here are some sound bites from the Patriots locker room and the postgame press conferences after the Pats beat the Chiefs on Monday night.
Head coach Bill Belichick on Romeo Crennel’s Chiefs defense: “I wouldn’t say it’s anything we haven’t seen before. They did a good job. They gave us a couple of different looks and they gave us a couple of strong-side blitzes with [cornerback Javier] Arenas and the linebacker over on that side. There were a couple of times where I think we had them blocked and we just didn’t block them. And there were a couple of other times where we missed the guy. …Romeo does that; he does a good job of that. He does things that give you problems and he did that tonight.
DE Andre Carter on DE Mark Anderson’s performance: “He is coming along real well. We complement each other. I think every week as we prepare for an opponent, we just constantly work off each other. At times they may be chipping me a bit, he has an opportunity to win a one-on-one matchup and that’s how it’s supposed to be. So I’m very proud of him and he’s doing well.”
Stats: Pats-Chiefs Box Score
QB Tom Brady on first half vs. second half: “Yeah, we played a little bit better [in the second half]. Obviously the first half we didn’t do anything. I don’t think it could have gotten much worse than what we did in the first half. But I thought we came out strong in the second half and took control in the third quarter. It’s good to get a win at home after the loss last time.”
Brady On Slow Starts: “(It’s) Execution. We just sucked in the first half. If you can’t complete a pass, you’re not going to move the ball. Can’t run it, can’t complete a pass – we just didn’t do anything.”
Brady on building momentum after Thanksgiving: “Yeah, we’re going to need to play better than we did offensively tonight if we want to start making some serious improvements down the stretch. We’re 7-3. I don’t think we’re really where we hoped to be at this point. We have a whole season ahead of us and hopefully we can come out and have a good week of practice and move forward.”