Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Bill Belichick doesn't seem to think the NFL's new helmet rule, and the frequency in which the penalties are being called in the preseason, is a major issue. In his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI, he said the team watched 25 plays specific to the new rule on Sunday night. "I think we understand it, I think I understand it. I think all of us could see those plays and why they were called, and the ones that weren't called, why they weren't called," he said on the "OMF" program. "The officials have a tough job to make that judgment, but I think the rule is fairly clear cut: If you lead with your head, and make contact with the opponent, then that's a foul." Belichick added that because the Patriots don't teach that technique, the new rule isn't a change to the coaching staff.