Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 1/5/12

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline during the second quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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