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Belichick hard on team

FOXBOROUGH — One theme prevalent today while speaking with players at Gillette Stadium was how Bill Belichick was tough on the team this morning.

“Everybody came in today thinking and trying to predict what kind of day we were going to have [and] in the team meeting, we got about 45 minutes of humble pie,” cornerback Asante Samuel said. “Nobody expected it. I mean, he was just giving it to us, showing us what we need to do better, and everybody pops up on the tape. Nobody’s perfect. Everybody’s making bad plays or making mistakes, and he just wanted us to see that and realize that we need to improve in certain situations if we want to be a good team.”

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Quarterback Tom Brady echoed Samuel’s thoughts.

“Coach gave it to us pretty good today,” Brady said. “We’ve made plenty of mistakes. Especially the last month of football, I don’t think it’s been our best.”

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