FOXBORO -- On Tuesday, Bill Belichick talked about Russell Wilson's height. He mentioned that there's an exception to everything, and that, with Wilson, there's an exception to his 5-foot-11 stature.
In his further evaluation of the Seahawks quarterback to the media on Wednesday, Belichick wasn't ready to put him in the Hall. But he did explain why he believes Wilson is the right man for the job in Seattle.
"He's got pretty good talent," said Belichick. "He's athletic. He can definitely move around, avoid the rush. He's got good quickness in the
pocket, he can run. He's made a lot of good throws. He's made some good throws down the field.
"It's a West coast offense, so a lot of that is based on three and five-step drops, get the ball out quick and on time. He does that.
He's got a good, quick release. So, he can definitely do that to use his tight ends. He gets the ball to all his receivers. So, I think
he's pretty good. I can see why he's their starting quarterback. He played well in the preseason, and he's done a solid job for them.
"Is he perfect? No. But I think he's got talent."
When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit.
Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer.
Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth.
"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."
Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter.
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