New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a message for his team before they take on the Cleveland Browns this weekend.
Earlier in the afternoon, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry appeared to guarantee a win over the undefeated Patriots. Although Landry clarified his comments, Belichick already had a plan in mind.
He’s using Landry’s “guarantee” as a way to motivate his team.
Patriots reporter Tom Curran asked a player about Landry’s comments. Although the player hadn’t heard what Landry said, the player revealed Belichick already informed the team.
I asked a Patriots player if he’s seen Landry’s comments. His reply, “No, but Bill mentioned it to us.” https://t.co/J8SUyVvpET
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) October 24, 2019
Belichick and the Patriots don’t need any extra motivation. However, Landry gave the team some bulletin board material that even his clarified comments couldn’t delete.
“We’re gonna win. It’s just that simple. We’re gonna win,” Landry said. He eventually told reporters that he meant the team is going to New England to win the game.
Video of his press conference seems to point to the latter.
Regardless, it should be a fun game on Sunday afternoon in Foxborough. The Patriots look to continue their undefeated season and face a quarterback in Baker Mayfield who has struggled this season.
Facing the NFL’s No. 1 defense won’t do Baker any favors this weekend.
The game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET.