Belichick comes out swinging

Panthers' criticism of Moss gives coach fuel to fire up Patriots

Updated: December 16, 2009, 11:59 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick was in rare form Monday. He was Feisty Bill, buoyed by a much-needed victory and speaking with an edge that made one wonder whether perhaps the two Carolina Panthers defensive backs who criticized Randy Moss' effort might have provided the less-than-inspiring Patriots something they desperately need down the homestretch: a rallying point.

Whether it leads to anything substantial remains to be seen, but at the least, it was entertaining to hear Belichick ...

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