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Monday, November 7, 2011
Turning the page: Focus on Jets

By Chris Forsberg

Elsa/Getty ImagesPatriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis wasn't in the mood for reflection on the Giants game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Mondays can be an awkward day around the Patriots, the team caught in the middle of reflecting on a game that's typically less than 24 hours old, but trying to maintain the team philosophy of always looking forward. On the heels of two straight losses, it was clear no one on the team was particularly keen on another postmortem after Sunday's loss to the Giants.

"Alright, what do we got today, here?" Patriots coach Bill Belichick asked as he stepped to the podium Monday, skipping his usual cold open. Typically, Belichick will offer a couple thoughts after film review, often remarking that he doesn't have anything to add to his postgame comments from the day before. He later summed up his thoughts after film review succinctly: "We had our chances, we just didn't do a good enough job."

Inside a quiet locker room in which James Ihedigbo and BenJarvus Green-Ellis were the only two players to draw media crowds, Patriots players echoed that "moving on" theme.

Asked a question about New England's lack of offensive execution Sunday against the Giants, Green-Ellis deadpanned, "I don’t even know -- my mind just went blank. I’m only focused on the Jets."

Ihedigbo was asked how quickly he'll turn his attention to his former team and noted, "It already has. We'll go home, starting watching tape on Mark Sanchez and the reset of the crew over there and get ready for this game. It's a big game, Sunday Night Football, AFC East, both teams are 5-3 -- what more can you ask for? Rivals. That's story's been written."

A good thing, too, because there wasn't much else to write about in the Patriots' locker room on this day.