FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick sees a play that is almost perfectly executed across the board, he's happy to share his thoughts on it.
Such was the case with running back James White's 30-yard touchdown catch in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Tennessee Titans, which was one of three plays highlighted in Belichick's weekly breakdown of key plays (on Patriots.com) after a victory.
Specific to White's score, Belichick said, "To get those kind of blocks in the open field, to get it all timed out as well as it did, James White doing a great job of running and setting up the blocks, it's probably one of the best-executed plays of the year as a total team."
In his breakdown, Belichick highlighted the work of the offensive line, from right tackle Sebastian Vollmer over-setting to lure defender Brian Orakpo inside, to center David Andrews' discipline to pass up one defender knowing Josh Kline was coming behind him, as well as Shaq Mason's work in space.
Meanwhile, Belichick highlighted two other key plays -- kick returner Keshawn Martin's 75-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and defensive end Chandler Jones' strip sack that produced a defensive touchdown in the second quarter.
On the kickoff return, blocks by tight ends Michael Williams and Asante Cleveland, safeties Tavon Wilson and Brandon King, and linebackers Jon Bostic and Darius Fleming were spotlighted, as this is an area that can sometimes be overlooked.
On Jones' strip sack, Belichick noted good coverage as the catalyst, while the four-man rush of Akiem Hicks, Dont'a Hightower, Jabaal Sheard and Jones work together to produce pressure. Belichick also echoed what many have said the last two weeks: Hicks is coming on strong.