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Bill Belichick doesn’t need validation. He already has that credit line. He also knows that he outlasted Bill Polian, a counterpart who always had the Patriots as a target. Furthermore, he knows he wouldn’t leave a team in shambles.
The Patriots rebuild on the fly. There isn’t room for a losing season. In 2008, Belichick lost Tom Brady in the first game of the year, but went on to post an 11-5 record. It was hailed as one of his many great coaching years.
The Patriots, up until that point were in the same boat as the Colts, if Brady goes down - look out below.
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The Patriots have the week off, along with three other teams who have put themselves in prime position for the playoffs. But when it comes to previewing the playoffs, the Patriots are still front-and-center. QB Tom Brady, in fact, is Sports Illustrated’s cover boy… on one of the four regional covers. So, if there is an SI jinx, he’s not alone. Check out this week’s edition:
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