Then Belichick acknowledged Sanu is a passing threat.
“We know he can do it,” he explained.
Sanu is 5-for-5 with three touchdowns as a passer -- none this season.
So the Patriots’ defense is preparing for trickery -- something the Patriots’ offense is more prone to do than the Falcons’.
“This is the kind of game where a team could be working on [a trick play] all year and you’re running out of games,” Belichick said.