Belichick Assessment After Preseason Opener: ‘We’re Making Progress’

August 11, 2013 12:11 AM
Belichick Assessment After Preseason Opener: ‘We’re Making Progress’
" FOXBORO (AP) — One exhibition game isn’t enough for Bill Belichick to make any firm decisions.

So after watching his runners pile up yards, his best cornerback give up a long touchdown pass and Tim Tebow do better running than throwing, the New England coach is eager to see more.

“Way too early to make any definitive decisions,” Belichick said Saturday, “but we’re making progress and we have more to work with than we had five days ago.”

The Patriots beat the Eagles 31-22 on Friday night after practicing with them for three days in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, New England will be at home to start joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the teams meet Friday night at Gillette Stadium.

“We need to see and be exposed to different things and we’ll certainly get that this week,” Belichick said. “We’re looking forward to another similar, hopefully, type of week where we can improve and grow as a football team.”

Against the Eagles, the Patriots rushed for 248 yards starting with Stevan Ridley’s 62-yard gain on the first snap of the game "

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