Friday, September 23, 2011
Belichick feels 'bad' on Koppen, Pryor
By Mike Reiss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick opened his Friday news conference with remarks on center Dan Koppen (fibula) and defensive lineman Myron Pryor (shoulder) being placed on season-ending injured reserve.
"I feel bad that we had to place Dan and Myron on injured reserve. Dan has played a lot of really good football for us here and he’s really been such a dependable guy in every sense of the word. You really take it for granted or almost take it for granted. When you don’t have him you really realize how consistent and dependable he has been. Myron had a good preseason, I thought he really got off to a little bit of a late start but worked hard, was doing really well. I’m just disappointed for them.
"Obviously we have some other guys banged up this week. I’m not going to go into any kind of detail on any of the individual players. We’ll see how they are today in practice and list them accordingly on the injury report after we get the information from today’s practice. Other than that, just turn our attention to Buffalo, try to wrap up the week here, take care of a few situations and put the finishing touches on the game plan and our preparations. Like I said, they do a lot of things. They give you a lot of things to get ready for so hopefully we’ll be able to get them all covered here in the next 48 hours or so and be ready to go Sunday at 1."