Bill Belichick says direct questions about call towards league

Jul 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during a press conference at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The Monday Night Football match up between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers ended with a bit of controversy. The referees threw a flag for pass interference on the final play but ultimately didn’t award a penalty.

“I don’t really have any comment about today the officiating or any of those calls,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said during a conference call. “If you have any questions on that, you can talk to the league office, the officiating department, let them give their explanation on them. It’s not really our job to call the games, it’s to play it and coach it. There are calls they make, and those are the ones we live with. We can’t let that affect what we’re doing.”

Belichick was pressed again about their explanation that tight end Rob Gronkowski couldn’t have caught the ball. He wasn’t changing his mind and taling about it though.

“That’s what I just said, I don’t really have any other comment on that,” Belichick said. “Whatever the officials think is the only thing that matters. It doesn’t matter what any of us think. They’re the ones who make the calls, so it’s their explanation, their judgment that we all have to abide by.”

Topics: Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

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