The Carolina Panthers did a really good job during Friday’s preseason game, and even New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick admits it.
We can’t really say that Bill Belichick was happy for the loss of his boys. We could see it on his face as he walked to the podium for the postgame news conference.
Belichick talked to reporters about the Patriots loss to the Carolina Panthers, and criticized the players. According to him, the Panthers dominated in every bit of the game.
“The Panthers obviously did a good job (Friday night),” Belichick said. “Coach (Ron) Rivera, his staff, their team played well in all three phases of the game and outplayed us across the board for four quarters. So we’ve got a lot of work to do. There really wasn’t any part of the game that was very competitive. So we’ll just have to go back to work and see if we can find a way to do a few things better than we did them tonight. That’s really about all there is to say. They just did a good job,” Belichick said.
Will the Patriots take any positives from the loss? Head coach Belichick didn’t give a definite answer.
The Patriots struggled to get points against the Panthers, and managed to produce just three in the first half. The defense couldn’t keep quarterback Cam Newton and corralling running back Christian McCaffrey.
“Obviously, we’ve got a lot of work to do. We weren’t able to accomplish much (Friday night). We didn’t play well in any (of the) three phases of the game. So we’ve just got to go back to work and do a better job than that,” Belichick said.
Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett managed to catch four passes from Brady on four targets for 36 yards. Keion Crossen did a good job, too.