Bill Belichick has never been known for his verbosity. Following a heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants in the 2012 Super Bowl, he seemed to guard his words even more closely than usual. First, he gave the Giants all due respect in his opening statement.
"First of all, congratulations (New York) Giants," Belichick said. "Won a championship, they're a good football team and they're well coached. They obviously played well tonight. Very competitive football game, they just made a couple more plays then we did. By the way our guys played, fought, fought all year, fought tonight, and we had our chances. We just couldn't quite make enough plays. Giants made a few more than we did. Really isn't too much more to say about. Can't fault the effort of any of our players. They played as hard as they could, we could have just played a tiny bit better. It was obviously a very competitive football game."
After that, Belichick did his best to get off the podium as soon as possible. His thoughts on the safety: "It's not my call." On whether he wanted to let Ahmad Bradshaw into the end zone on the Giants game-winning drive: "Right." On what he could have done better as a coach: "There's a lot of plays out there."
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