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Bill Belichick on DHK: I am not really familiar with Martellus Bennett situation in Green Bay

Ryan Hannable
November 13, 2017 - 6:50 pm

Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley with Keefe on Monday to discuss Sunday's win over the Broncos and what it will be like to spend the week in Colorado. To hear the complete interview, visit the Dale & Holley with Keefe audio on demand page.

One of the biggest stories of last week was the Patriots claiming Martellus Bennett off waivers after he was released by the Packers with a failure to disclose injury designation. Bennett reportedly has a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum, and was going to have surgery on his shoulder last week before being released and then claimed by the Patriots. On Friday, Bennett went on a rant on Instagram towards the Packers organization with how his injury was handled, how he felt pressured to play and didn't feel comfortable.

Belichick was asked his thoughts on Bennett voicing his displeasure with Green Bay.

“That is really a question you should ask him about," he said. "I wasn’t at Green Bay and don’t really know anything about Green Bay.”

A follow-up was asked and Belichick still didn't want to go there.

“Yeah, well again, I am not really familiar with the situation," he said. "I wouldn’t really have any comment on some other team or some other situation that I just don’t know anything about.”

As for the coming week, the Patriots will stay in Colorado Springs and practice at Air Force before traveling to Mexico City on Saturday and facing the Raiders on Sunday. Belichick noted how much work has gone into the team spending the week in Colorado.

“Well, all the daily things that you need to have to have a smooth operation just have to be re-established somewhere else," Belichick said. "That’s food, transportation, medical facilities, video operation, some IT and stuff like that that needs to be done, getting rest, being able to recover, being in a distraction-free environment so we can concentrate on the jobs that we have to do and so forth. We’re moving a lot of people here. It’s a lot of man-power — players, coaches, support people. Everybody has a role, everybody has an important job in this.

"We talked about it last week with Veterans Day and the military — I don’t mean to compare it to the military, it’s a totally different situation, but it is similar in that when you have a miliary operation you see certain people who are visible in the operation. People who are fighting or doing whatever they are doing in an engagement. Behind that you have all the support, the people who provide them with their supplies and their food, and their communications, and their transportation, and so forth and so on. That is as much a part of an operation as the guys who are actually out there doing it and it enables them to be successful if they have good support. It is the same thing for a football team that you have players who are out there on the field, but they are supported by other people in the organization — equipment, training, video, coaching staff, nutrition, so forth.

"… Putting the team in Colorado for the week and then traveling at the end of the week, it’s a big operation. We have a lot of people that are working very, very hard to make it as seamless as possible and there will be some challenges. There will be some things we will have to work through, or work around, or won’t be exactly how we’d ideally like them, but we’ll figure out the best way to do them and make things as efficient as possible.”

Bill Belichick with Dale, Holley and Keefe 11-13-17

We check in with Bill Belichick live from Colorado to break down the win over the Broncos and preview the Sunday match-up in Mexico against the Raiders.

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