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It's spin-control season in New England, and the Patriots' hype machine got thrown out of whack Tuesday. Faced with a series of underperforming opponents, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and company will do their best to talk up that particular week's foe. Against Kansas City, we heard first-time starter Tyler Palko could do the same things as Matt Cassel. Last week, we heard records didn't matter when the Patriots geared up for the Eagles. This week, with the victory-starved, Peyton Manning-less Colts on the horizon, the Patriots went to work again. But just minutes after talking up the Colts, we...

Bill Belichick Gets Testy With Reporter, Makes It Clear He's Not Focusing on Colts' Winless Record

So, do you think Bill Belichick even knows what the Colts' record is? His team's record? Anyone's record? If you use his weekly news conference Wednesday as a barometer, it's abundantly clear that if he does know the record of the Indianapolis Colts (0-11 by the way), he certainly doesn't give a darn about it. Belichick was asked on more than one occasion on Wednesday...

Bill Belichick Lays the Smackdown on a Reporter (Video)

So a reporter asks Bill Belichick at a press conference about being able to judge his team against an inferior team like the Indianapolis Colts.  Bill doesn't like the question and gives her the peoples eyebrow along with some smack talk. "I just don't agree with that, so just go on with your soliloquy"  Then he gets in depth about how good the players on...

Bill Belichick's Defense Taking 'Stats Are for Losers' to Whole New Level and Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

Once upon a time, a man named Bill Belichick told a group of reporters that "stats are for losers" and that "the final score is for winners" and "that's really what it's all about." It was funny, and some folks chuckled. But he wasn't joking. The man is in charge of a defensive unit that employs Antwaun Molden, Sterling Moore and Julian Edelman...

Belichick sets record straight

Repeat after Bill Belichick : Records. Don’t. Matter. The Patriots coach was determined to make the point yesterday that despite the Colts being 0-11, they are still a talented team, and regardless of whether the Patriots are 8-3, when the ball is kicked off Sunday afternoon, it won’t play into the result.

Colts will have new quarterback against Patriots

The winless Indianapolis Colts are making a change at quarterback, replacing Curtis Painter with veteran Dan Orlovsky. It will be Orlovsky's first start since the 2008 season when he played for the 0-16 Detroit Lions. Painter replaced the injured Kerry Collins late in a Week 3 loss to Pittsburgh. Painter started the next seven games and played well early but then had four straight...

Belichick adamant: Pats take Colts seriously

Bill Belichick bristled when asked about the Patriots playing the winless Colts.

Get ready to hear about the Colts and “a couple of changes in personnel”

I had wondered how Bill Belichick would attempt to get his team to take the Colts seriously. The Patriots coach is faced with the task of getting his team geeked to take on their annual rival, even though Peyton Manning is nowhere to be found and the Colts are winless. How? We got a glimpse yesterday. “Time to turn the page, get back in the division and get ready for Indianapolis...

Decembers to remember

Since Bill Belichick arrived in Foxboro in 2000, one of his mantras has been getting the Patriots to play their...

Pats will face former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky, as he gets nod over Curtis Painter

Along with defensive coordinator Larry Coyer getting sacked, the Colts also announced Curtis Painter getting benched. That means former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky will be starting Sunday against the Pats on Sunday. His claim to fame? He was part of the Lions 0-16 team, so he has the chance to double the pleasure. Naturally, Pats coach Bill Belichick, doesn’t look at numbers...

Week 13 Defense/ST

T’s Getting Defensive With Patriots vs Ind The Pats would have been a good start if Curtis Painter was the QB, let alone Dan Orlovsky.  I don’t care if they have Julian Edelman, Wes Welker, hell even Troy Brown playing defensive back for them.  The Colts are a 20 point underdog for a reason. Play ‘Em Cowboys @ AZ Kevin ...

Colts' changes make for uncertainty for Patriots

By Brian MacPhersonAs if to ensure the Patriots couldn't sleep-walk their way through preparations this week, the winless Indianapolis Colts replaced starting quarterback Curtis Painter with Dan Orlovsky and fired defensive coordinator Larry Coyer, replacing him with linebackers coach Mike Murphy. "We'll prepare, obviously, for all the things they've done this year...
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