The Patriots picked up their first win of the 2021 season Sunday against the Jets, 25-6.
While it wasn't as dominating as the score may suggest, Bill Belichick seemed pleased with the way his team played.
Courtesy of Patriots.com, here's what Belichick said to the team in the locker room after the game.
“Good work, men," he said. "Good work. Good news is we can still play better. We can still play better. We had a better week of practice, played better situational football. We have to keep grinding on that, keep building on it. Did a good job taking the ball away. Did a good job protecting it. Good job running hard, Damien [Harris]. Nick [Folk], way to bang them through the uprights.
“We’ve got to get a head start on New Orleans. This is a good football team and a good situational team. Enjoy this one. You deserved it. You earned it. You outplayed them all the way through from start to finish. And we can work harder and play better. And that’s what we’re going to do. Playing and coach better. Let’s build off of this one. Good job.”
New England will host New Orleans this Sunday.