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Belichick Tweaks Raiola After Cut Block

Bill Belichick points out that Dominic Raiola has 'never beaten us.'



    Belichick Tweaks Raiola After Cut Block

    On Sunday, Lions center Dominic Raiola took issue with the Patriots' scoring fourth-quarter touchdowns in a game that had long been decided, and took it upon himself to dispense some vigilante justice in the form of a cut block on the game's final play.

    He even admitted as much afterwards.

    "I cut him," Raiola said. "We took a knee, so I cut the nose (tackle). "They went for six (a touchdown). They went for a touchdown at 2 minutes. They could have took three knees and the game could have been over. It's football. He wants to keep playing football, let's play football. Not a big deal. It's football."

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the incident on Monday. He summed things up in the most Belichickian understated, backhanded -- and ultimately hilarious -- way possible.

    “I’m sure there was a lot of frustration there from Raiola," the coach said. "That was obvious," he said. "He’s never beaten us. He had a tough day in there dealing with [Vince] Wilfork and [Dont’a] Hightower and those guys.

    "I’d say that was probably frustration. We saw a lot of that at the end of the game -- [Tahir] Whitehead on [LeGarrette] Blount’s touchdown, [C.J.] Mosley on the personal foul on the field goal.”