"Excellent player, does a really good job," Belichick said about Pitta during a conference call with Baltimore reporters. "A key guy in the offense that Joe [Flacco] has a lot of confidence in and goes to him in critical situations -- third down, red area, end of the game and two-minute-type of situations. He's a go-to guy and a guy that has had a serious injury, but looks like he's come back from it well and worked hard in rehab. He's made good contributions for them since he's been back. An impressive player."