Bill Belichick scoffs at idea that Patriots are a finished product, offers update on Harvey Langi

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The New England Patriots have a history of using negative media attention to fuel their fire.

Rather than focusing on what has gone wrong, mainly defensively, for the Patriots’ squad so far this season, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and company are looking at the bright side.

“To be 4-2 and realize we haven’t even played close to our best football gives us a great opportunity to go show it,” Brady said on sports radio WEEI.

And Belichick strongly agrees with Brady.

On a conference call Monday morning, the head coach talked a lot about how his unit is not even close to being done evolving for the year and scoffed at the idea of everyone expecting a finished product already.

“I mean, I don’t know, maybe I just can’t figure it out,” he said sarcastically. “It’s incomprehensible to me how anybody could think a team that’s practiced for six months and played 19 regular-season and postseason games and had triple-digit practices; five months later, after not playing the game, after having a fraction of that type of experience could be anywhere close to the level of execution that they were five months before that.”

Belichick continued to talk about how teams start all over again each year – making each season “different and unique.”

“But I understand I’m in the minority. Most other people don’t see it that way, which is okay. That’s the way I see it.”

Aside from the negative media attention, the head coach also provided an update on the status of rookie linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife Cassidy after their car accident Friday.

“I think they are doing better. Serious, but not life-threatening,” Belichick said. “Probably will take a little time before either of them are back to normal, but they are both making progress. Hopefully they will be released soon from the hospital.”

More info about the accident here.

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