Bill Belichick FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots have struggled offensively throughout their preseason camp, and those struggles have shown up in the team’s preseason games. But head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t seem to think there’s much you can take away from the preseason.

During an appearance on The Greg Hill show, the six-time Super Bowl-winning head coach downplayed the NFL preseason’s importance, saying that despite the three preseason games, you don’t really know what your team looks like until “five-six weeks of the regular season.”

“Preseason is preseason,” Belichick said according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. “Preseason is about evaluating the players that you do play, and taking the practice time — in joint practices or whatever time you have — to prepare your team for the regular season. Where everybody is on that, we’ll see after five-six weeks of the regular season. That’s when we’ll know.”

Belichick said the preseason is more about evaluating individual players and making roster moves to help your team.

“I don’t think preseason games are a real big indicator of what the team is or isn’t, one way or the other,” Belichick said. “That’s not about us, it’s about the NFL. But you get a great chance to evaluate players and I think that will be the focus this week of the 1,000 or so transactions that take place across the league.”

The Patriots went 1-2 in the preseason. Belichick will hope the team fares better than that during the regular season.

[Mike Reiss]