“I was asked about the hit on Talib, and I feel badly for Aqib,” Belichick said. “The way that play turned out, I went back and watched it, which I didn’t have a chance to do yesterday. It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open, and I’ll let the league handle the discipline on that play. It’s not for me to decide, but it’s one of the worst plays I’ve seen. That’s all I’ll say about that.”
Was it a pick play? Of course it was, and every team runs them, as Belichick later acknowledged. But intent to injure? That's ludicrous.