Bill Belichick wrapped up his conference call moments ago. Among the highlights, he said that he doesn't have an update on Gostkowski, whose leg tightened up in the midst of Sunday's loss against Cleveland.
Here are some other quick comments:
On watching if Patriots evaluate film before Roethlisberger's return: "It's been four games now so you can definitely get a good look at him at the same time in the earlier games, they still ran their offense. It wasn't like they put in a whole new offense when Roethlisberger came back. They continued to do what they do. Certainly, it changes a little bit with him because of his style of play and his ability on the deep ball and strength in the pocket and all those things but the plays themselves are really pretty consistent."
On how does he judge kickers?: "... What we try to do is when we look at a position or a replacement in a position that we need we look at the players who are available, any kind of consideration of all the information that we have about those players both past and present, ... It's really a big menagerie of information and some information carries more weight ... I can't sit here and say the criteria is A, B and C. It's probably 10 to 15 criteria and it could be ordered differently depending on circumstances."