Bill Belichick’s post-game press conference Dan Leberfeld

Q)How was the field goal penalty explained to you?

Belichick: The call was for pushing.

Q)Was the penalty before or during the field goal attempt?

Belichick: Before, it was on the field goal for pushing.

Q)What are your thoughts about the call?

Belichick: We weren’t on the second level when we pushed him.

Q)What were your thoughts on Rob Gronkowski’s first game back?

Belichick: I don’t know.  I’ll have to look at the film.

Q)What was the explanation of the penalty?

Belichick: You can’t push from the second level, but I don’t think we did that.

Q)How did Geno Smith compare to the first time he saw him in Week Two?

Belichick: He played well enough to win today.  We’ll leave it at that.

Q)How frustrating was it not converting on third down very often?

Belichick: We just didn’t do well enough, obviously.  We need to coach better and play better.  We have to make some of those plays.

Q)What is the penalty explanation on the field goal attempt in overtime?

Belichick: Yeah, we’ve already been through that a few times.

Q)Is second level pushing a reviewable penalty?

Belichick: There are no reviews in overtime.

Q)Is second level pushing a new penalty introduced this year?

Belichick: Yes, they eliminate the pushing on the second level.