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Bill Belichick on DHK talking change of Gillette Stadium turf: 'Talk to the field experts'

Ryan Hannable
September 11, 2017 - 6:05 pm

Gillette Stadium has begun the process of replacing the synthetic field turf after a new version was just put down last May.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the surface did not meet team standards and players complained it was too soft of late. The Patriots made the initial switch to turf in the middle of the 2006 season.

On Monday's edition of Dale & Holley with Rich Keefe, Bill Belichick was asked of the change and he didn't have much to say on the matter.

“I would say the field is being replaced because it needs to be replaced, and it’s probably something you should talk to the field experts on," he said.

As for the 42-27 loss to the Chiefs last week, he didn't have much to say about that, either.

“When you get out gained by 200 yards and get outscored 21-0 in the fourth quarter that is kind of about it," Belichick said.

After the game, Tom Brady said the team lacked "championship attitude," likely pointing to the fourth quarter. The coach didn't seem to have that big of an issue with how the team competed.

“Look, it was a competitive game," he said. "We had the lead going into the fourth quarter. I think we did enough things to be in that position, but we missed a lot of opportunities. We obviously didn’t play well in the fourth quarter, so.”

Belichick and the Patriots will be back in action next Sunday against the Saints in New Orleans.

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