Highlights from Belichick’s press conference

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick wrapped up his Tuesday press conference touching on a range of topics. You read about his response to Rex Ryan’s comments in an earlier post. Here are some other tidbits.

On addition of WR Santonio Holmes to Jets offense: “He’s a big playmaker, fast, quick, good routes, runs well after the catch. He complements Braylon well because Braylon is a big, physical downhill receiver and Holmes is fast, quick and very good route running ability. … They both are big threats.”

On Danny Woodhead benefiting from practices against the Jets?: “Sure. Of course. He’s practiced against them more than anybody on our team. … I’m sure there are some things that he knows about their team that we don’t know just because we’re not as familiar with them. …”

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On how offensive line handles protection and has come together with Mankins: “… You need a combination of all of it. Logan’s an outstanding football player. We all know that. He’s done a good job for us. It’s been tough not having [Stephen Neal] out of there, but Logan’s played well. Dan’s played well. The line’s done a good job. Dante as always does a good job with that group. …”

On what Alge Crumpler adds to running game: “Alge’s a big, physical player. He’s able to pull up against defensive linemen. It’s a challenge for tight ends to also block the more athletic skill players … tight ends have a lot of different match ups depending on where they’re located and what the play is and what the defense is. …”