FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick was asked Friday morning about the comments of San Francisco star linebacker Aldon Smith made Thursday, when the NFL sack leader said the Patriots offense "can be stopped."
Smith not only leads the NFL with 19.5 sacks, he is part of a defense that has allowed a league-low 14.2 points per game.
"Look, they have a good defense, I'm sure they expect well," Belichick said. "We have a good team. We expect to play well. It doesn't really matter. It doesn't put any points on the board. It doesn't make any blocks, tackles or yards or anything else. It'll come down to how the teams perform on Sunday night, and that's really what's it about. The rest of it is just good for [media] to work with."
On Thursday, Smith told reporters that this wouldn't be the first time San Francisco's defense has faced a potent team. "Yeah. We’ve played good offenses before," Smith said. "This isn’t the first offense we’ve played that has talent. Tape shows what happened. We’ll just put it back on tape again."
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