Belichick on field
Patriots coach Bill Belichick held his Monday press conference (2:45 p.m. ET) and was asked about the Gillette Stadium playing field:
ďThe field is in terrible condition," he said. "I donít think anybody in this organization is happy about it, or thinks itís in good condition. Weíll see what we can do about it. I canít tell you exactly what that is, but thatís the best I can do. Ö Weíll see what the options are and see what we can do. Itís October, itís not like itís peak growing season.
ďAll that being said, John Bengtson, who does our field, I think does a tremendous job. He works hard. Our practice fields, we go out there and practice on those fields twice a day in training camp. Heís done a tremendous job with them and theyíve held up great. Weíll see what we can do. Ö
ďEverybody in this organization would like to see that field in better condition than what itís in. Everybody.Ē
Asked if the poor playing field possibly gives the Patriots an advantage because the team is used to it, Belichick said he didn't think that was the case.
"I think we'd play better on a better surface," he said.