Belichick preaches urgency, mistake-free football in postseason

Belichick preaches urgency, mistake-free football in postseason
January 3, 2013, 6:21 pm
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FOXBORO -- If anyone knows what the difference is between a regular-season game and a playoff game, it's Tom Brady.

And before Thursday's practice, the Patriots' quarterback described the difference: there's no room for error.

"Well I think Coach said it best this morning," said Brady. "He said, 'You make one mistake in this type of game, and it ends your season.' It's no more like, 'Hey, I'll get it figured out next week, and it's something I've got to learn from and move on with.' No, that's your season. So, that's the kind of urgency you have in practice, and certainly when we play here a week from Sunday.

"We've been working hard to figure out a bunch of things. There's a packet full of things we need to do better, and things that we're really trying to work hard to improve on. And guys have really taken to those things. Hopefully that leads into a great week of practice next week."