Belichick cites inconsistent surface

Updated: January 4, 2010, 6:51 PM ET

While Bill Belichick wouldn't go so far as to blame the field conditions at Houston's Reliant Stadium on the serious knee injury suffered by receiver Wes Welker during Sunday's game against the Texans, the New England Patriots coach said on Monday that he had concerns about the quality of the natural grass field before the game.

"I thought it was terrible," Belichick said on Monday afternoon during his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 850 WEEI. "I really thought it was one of the ...

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