Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick – Media Availability – December 10, 2020

(Opening Remarks)

“Certainly, Rams were the better team tonight. They deserve a lot of credit. We were outcoached, outplayed, about everything, really. They did a good job in all the areas. We weren’t good enough to really be able to stay with them here. They’re a good football team that played well. They played and coached better than we did and deserve to win. We just have to all do a better job, starting with me, but it just wasn’t our night tonight.”


(On if he is going to start QB Cam Newton next week)

“Yeah, great question, really glad you asked that. (QB) Cam (Newton)’s our quarterback.”


(On why he won’t go to QB Jarrett Stidham and what has made him stick by Newton so much)

“He’s our quarterback. I just answered that one.”


(On if he can win games when the passing attack is throwing for 69, 84 or 119 yards)

“Yeah, I said we didn’t do anything well enough to win tonight. So, we all got to do a better job.”


(On if he is happy with Stidham’s development and what he has seen from him so far this season)

“Yeah, (QB) Jarrett Stidham has worked hard and has tried to take advantage of his opportunities. That’s not really the point.”


(On what he has noticed from WR N’Keal Harry over the last couple of games)

“I’m sure all young players get better as they play more and gain more experience so he would fall under that category, I’m sure.”


(On how disappointed he was with the Rams big drive in the second half)

“Well, that’s why they won tonight. They performed better than we did, they made plays when they had to make them, and we didn’t make enough of them.”


(On if the Rams did anything with their running game that he didn’t anticipate)

“They did a good job on that. They have a good running game. They’ve the ball well all year. (Rams Head Coach) Sean (McVay) had a good plan and the players executed it well. They did a better job than we did.”


(On how difficult it will be to regroup and move forward)

“We’ll take it one game at a time and get ready for our next game. That’s what we do every week, so no reason to do it any differently.”