Found October 03, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
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Bill Belichick rarely responds to trash talk. Well, sometimes he does, but it’s always after the game and usually after a win. So, when Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain described the Patriots as “just a finesse team,” Belichick was mostly mum this week. After the Patriots 31-19 win over the Raiders, Belichick could finally answer McClain. No, he didn’t specifically do so. He didn’t single him out. But his words did answer McClain’s charges… however he meant them. The Patriots carried 30 times for 183 yards, a smash-mouth attack that worked wonders. I asked Belichick if he learned about his team’s toughness. Yup. “I think we have a physical football team and I thought we had a good day playing physically today,” Belichick said. “I thought we stood up to a physical team. But you know, we’re going to see that pretty much every week.  We’ll get challenged the next week, and I’m sure in a lot of successive weeks.” (more…)
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