If you didn’t already know the New England Patriots, retreat isn’t a word used in Foxboro. Bill Belichick is known for keeping in his starters in blowouts, winning or losing. So when he says the Patriots will come out swinging against the Texans, we believe him.
"You don't win a war by digging a foxhole and sitting in it. ... You need to attack," Belichick said according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
"You do what you need to do to win one game," Belichick said. "You don't worry about your system. You don't worry about playing time."
"Game plan-wise, you can fundamentally take a similar approach if a certain type of player or a certain scheme or a certain style is successful.
But if you can't continue to do that, maybe if it's formatted a little bit differently or if there's some modifications, whatever it is. But as far as specific plays ... I think that's ridiculous.''