Bill Belichick did not sound any better Friday afternoon after dissecting film of the Patriots’ 40-9 preseason loss in Detroit the night before. True to form, Belichick included everyone in his assessment.
“It just wasn’t a very good performance on the part of our entire football team,” the coach said during a conference call. “We just have to get back to work and do better than that in every area of the game. I don’t think there’s anything different than what the picture was last night. There were a few good individual plays here and there, but overall we can’t play like that and expect to do well against a good team.”
Matthew Slater and Devin McCourty said after the game this is a time for veterans to step up and help younger players bounce back. Asked if this was a chance to gauge his team’s resiliency, Belichick spun things forward. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.