Belichick: Preseason tilt with Giants will be 'different'

Belichick: Preseason tilt with Giants will be 'different'
August 30, 2011, 4:28 pm
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By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- The Patriots play their final preseason game on Thursdaynight, at Gillette Stadium against the New York Giants.

Typically, a final preseason tune-up is no different yearafter year. But on Thursday night, Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes thisone wont be as normal as the rest, mainly because it wont be the last timethey see the Giants this year.

New York comes back to Gillette Stadium in Week 9 of theregular season, on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Well, the only thing about this game is, were going toplay them again, said Belichick on Tuesday. So, its a little different thana preseason game where you dont plan on seeing that team again.

I think we can get something out of our preparations forthe game, as a coaching staff, and as individually for the players and thematchups and so forth, and just get familiar with the team. I think any timeyou play them the second time, you just have a little bit of a head start onthat team."

Belichick added: Theres certainly a lot to take from that, and I think thatwill help us the next time we play them.

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