The New England Patriots officially placed defensive end and team sack leader Andre Carter on injured reserve on Tuesday.
The obvious question about his replacement was posed to head coach Bill Belichick. He was not giving anything away in his response.
"Whatever 11 guys are out there, they're going to have to get the job done, whoever it is," said Belichick. "We don't know what plays they're going to run, so whoever we put out there will have to defend whatever plays they choose to call." (via CSNNE.com)
Belichick was also asked about Carter returning to the Patriots next year because of his play this year. The New England coach thought it was too early for any talk about next season.
"We'll deal with next year, next year. Right now, we're just trying to get ready for Miami."