Belichick: 'We didn't do anything well enough'

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Belichick: 'We didn't do anything well enough'

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Here's what was being said from the New England Patriots after the 49ers' 41-34 victory on Sunday night:

"Obviously we just didn't do anything well enough tonight to win. It starts with me. (I) didn't do a good job of coaching, didn't coach well, we didn't play well, we weren't good on offense, weren't good on defense, weren't good enough on special teams. They just did a better job than we did. We just have to perform better than that. We didn't so that's the result. We just didn't do a good job tonight, it's as simple as that."
Coach Bill Belichick

"They do what they do, and they do it very well. We made some mistakes early in the game and they capitalized. We couldn't stay on the field on third down. (We) turned the ball over. . . The first half was a terrible first half. We got down. Fortunately, we were in it at the end of the first half, but we didn't play well to start the second half. And then (we) went on a little run, but you can't play 30 minutes against a good team."
Quarterback Tom Brady

"They came out and played with a lot of energy and played really well. So hat's off to them. We didn't, and it showed."
Receiver Wes Welker

"We executed better. We kept the ball better and kept ourselves out of bad situations like those third-and-long situations."
Receiver Brandon Lloyd on what was different in the second half

"We knew they were a fast-start team and a good defense and we just didn't get anything going in the first half. You know, we had some turnovers, some penalties, some not-so-good runs, a few pressures. So it all adds up to a bad half."
Guard Logan Mankins

"They are a solid team. The 49ers are a great football team. We gave them too many opportunities. We couldn't come in here and play them that way. We gave them opportunities to capitalize on, and that's exactly what they did."
Running back Stevan Ridley

"He's been poised throughout games. Nothing seems to rattle him. He's been able to just play his game. Even last week against Miami, (with the) game on the line, important drive, and he keeps it and runs down the sideline for a touchdown. We knew we weren't going to really rattle him or get him out of the game. We knew that he was a tough player."
Defensive back Devin McCourty

"They came in and they did what they do. They didn't change anything. They executed very well and we didn't. In one quarter, you saw us executing and we were on the field and off the field, on the field, off the field. The offense was scoring. It was like clockwork. But it just wasn't enough. At the end of the day, it just wasn't enough. They made a lot more plays than us. They executed at a high level and the gap was just too big."
Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork

"We knew (Kaepernick) could throw the ball from watching film. We didn't know if they were going to throw it or not because it was raining a bit. But they came out and threw the ball, scored early on us. We fought back, but it wasn't enough."
Linebacker Jerod Mayo

Injury report: 49ers DL Dial sits out practice with elbow

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Injury report: 49ers DL Dial sits out practice with elbow

SANTA CLARA – Defensive lineman Quinton Dial was held out of practice Wednesday due to an elbow that places his availability in question for the 49ers’ game Sunday against the New York Jets.

Dial returned to action on Sunday against the Chicago Bears after missing the previous game with neck and knee issues. Newly acquired defensive lineman Chris Jones started the past two games in place of Dial.

Outside linebacker Aaron Lynch continues to be hobbled with a high-ankle sprain. He has missed the past five games with the injury. Lynch took part in limited practice on Wednesday

49ERS PARTICIPATION REPORT
Did not practice
DT Quinton Dial (elbow)
Limited
DT Glenn Dorsey (knee)
RB Shaun Draughn (ribs)
LB Eli Harold (toe)
LB Aaron Lynch (ankle)
Full participation
DT Ronald Blair (hamstring)
C Daniel Kilgore (hamstring)

JETS PARTICIPATION REPORT
Did not practice
S Antonio Allen (concussion)
T Breno Giacomini (back, calf, shoulder)
C Nick Mangold (ankle)
WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
DT Steve McLendon (hamstring)
LB Julian Stanford (ankle)
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)
DE Leonard Williams (illness)
Limited
RB Matt Forte (knee, foot)
S Calvin Pryor (concussion)
Full participation
WR Brandon Marshall (knee, foot)
CB Nick Marshall (ankle)
CB Marcus Williams (ankle)

Marshall: Fuzzy memory of first meeting with Ward due to painkillers

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Marshall: Fuzzy memory of first meeting with Ward due to painkillers

SANTA CLARA – Wide receiver Brandon Marshall supplied 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward with the first learning experience of his NFL career early in his rookie season.

Ward has a vivid memory of the game – just his second in the NFL – and the three touchdowns passes Marshall caught on him to lead the Chicago Bears to a 28-20 victory over the 49ers in the first regular-season game played at Levi’s Stadium.

But Marshall, now a member of the New York Jets, admitted Wednesday to having a fuzzy recollection of that game due to painkillers he was prescribed in order to play in the game. Marshall, an 11-year NFL veteran, was in his third and final season with the Bears.

“Well, I don’t really remember much about that game because, uh, I worked really hard to get back from a high-ankle (sprain) . . . I don’t want to go there,” Marshall said, beginning to laugh on a conference call with Bay Area reporters.

“I’ll say it: I took a couple pain pills, so . . . I took a couple of pain pills to mask the pain. I really wasn’t supposed to play. I came back from a high ankle, you know, within 10 days. I was supposed to be out four-to-six weeks. So I don’t remember much from that game. I just remember catching those balls. That was pretty much it.”

Marshall was listed as questionable for the game. On the day of the game, ESPN reported, citing a source, that there was a "75 percent" chance neither Marshall nor Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) would play. Both receivers played in the game.

Marshall had five receptions for 48 yards with touchdown catches of 17, 5 and 3 yards while being matched in the slot against Ward, the 49ers’ first-round pick in that year’s draft. That game served as a study guide for Ward.

“Yeah, I watched it a lot,” Ward said. “It was my welcome-to-the-NFL game. Just looking forward to going against Brandon Marshall for the second time in my career.”

Ward will undoubtedly see plenty of Marshall on Sunday when the 49ers face the Jets on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. Marshall may not remember much from facing Ward two seasons ago, but he said he has been impressed with what he sees on film.

“I think he’s really tough,” Marshall said. “He’s tough and he’s crafty and savvy. This is a guy that seems to really study the game and understands his opponent. If you go out there and give him the same release two or three times in a row, nine times out of 10, he’s going to get the best of you. We have to do a better job than him this week of studying film and trying to outwork him mentally.”

Marshall’s revelation that his memory of the 2014 game against the 49ers is clouded due to the use of painkillers comes at a time when Warriors coach Steve Kerr last week said on the Warriors Insider Podcast that he tried marijuana in hopes it would provide relief during the back issues that forced him to take a leave of absence of nearly four months.

“I’m not a pot person; it doesn’t agree with me,” Kerr told CSN Bay Area’s Monte Poole. “I’ve tried it a few times, and it did not agree with me at all. So I’m not the expert on this stuff. But I do know this: If you’re an NFL player, in particular, and you’ve got a lot of pain, I don’t think there is any question that pot is better for your body than Vicodin. And yet athletes everywhere are prescribed Vicodin like it’s Vitamin C, like it’s no big deal.”

When asked for his stance on whether the NFL should reconsider its position to include marijuana as a banned substance, Marshall received some direction from a Jets public-relations employee who could be heard in the background of the call saying that Marshall “knows better than that.”

But Marshall answered the question, saying that he wants to learn more about the subject.

“I do not have a stance on that," Marshall said. "That is something that I actually want to research more this offseason when I have time. I’m not a guy that knows about the benefits of what it can do for pain and other things. But I’d like to hear others’ opinions and really research the effects it can have on us -- positives and negatives.”