December 4, 2023


Belichick averted answering questions on each Mac Jones and the officiating.

Invoice Belichick speaking to an official through the Patriots’ loss to the Dolphins. Megan Briggs/Getty Photos

Invoice Belichick had a succinct description of the Patriots’ efficiency in Sunday’s 31-17 loss to the Dolphins.

“As a group, it simply wasn’t ok,” he mentioned within the postgame press convention.

New England fell to 2-6 with the loss (backside of the AFC East), whereas Miami improved to 6-2 (prime of the division).

The sport was determined by the 2 groups’ means to cross the ball. The Dolphins, led by Tua Tagovailoa, totaled 324 yards by means of the air (together with three landing passes).

Mac Jones, in distinction, threw for simply 161 yards. The Patriots have been simply 1-for-9 on third down conversions.

Belichick was requested if Jones would nonetheless be his quarterback going ahead.

“All of us have to play higher,” he mentioned in response.

New England had an opportunity to tie the sport close to the top of the second quarter — having pushed to the Miami 23-yard line — however Jones threw an interception to Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

“It was clearly an enormous play,” Belichick acknowledged of the second.

“All of us have to play higher,” he reiterated later within the press convention. “All of us have to play and coach higher.”

Relating to a number of the officiating, together with the non-call of potential defenseless receiver penalty following a Dolphins hit on Patriots vast receiver DeVante Parker, Belichick had a well-recognized response.

“Discuss to the officers.”

There have been additionally no updates offered on the accidents to Parker, fellow vast receiver Kendrick Bourne, or linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley.