FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England players have found an ally in coach Bill Belichick amid growing local criticism of the NFL's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Belichick's approach to the virus outbreak within the walls of Gillette Stadium has earned him praise from those in the Patriots' locker room as they navigate the stops and re-starts of this unusual NFL season.
"Bill has done a good job of (saying), 'Hey, this is forever kind of changing, it's very fluid,'" Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. "But once we get it, (he says) 'This is what we've got, this is what we're gonna do' and I think all of us have just kind of (fallen) in line."