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Belichick Berates Patriots as They Prepare for Pittsburgh



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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots reacts to an official's call in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bill Belichick

    It might be a relief for the New England Patriots to go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers  this Sunday night on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” At least for a few hours, coach Bill Belichick will stop screaming at them about how terribly they played last week at Cleveland.

    “We took quite a beating from our coach here the last couple of days,” quarterback Tom Bradytold the Boston Herald. “Well-deserved.” 

    “It’s kind of like ‘the look,’” tackle Matt Light, told ESPN Boston. “You have to be there for it. It’s pretty intense.”

    Lighty, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu casts some pretty intense glares, too.

    The Patriots are 4½-point underdogs in Sunday night’s nationally televised contest. They’re coming off a big loss to lowly Cleveland. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is 3-1 with Ben Roethlisberger back, and the defense is nailing people so hard they’re drawing tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

    Both teams enter with 6-2 records, so NBC has got to be pleased after that travesty they had to broadcast last Sunday.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who’s relieved to see that the Tom Brady ankle sprain was just a one-day thing.