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Bill Belichick: “We’re Five Weeks Behind In The 2017 Season”

See how Bill Belichick has shifted his focus to the offseason.

Mark Gunnels

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It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots earned their fifth Super Bowl championship. However, that isn’t stopping Belichick from shifting his focus to the offseason.

“As of today, and as great as today feels and as great as today is, in all honesty we’re five weeks behind in the 2017 season to most teams in the league. Fortunately we have a great personnel staff,” Belichick said at a news conference Monday morning. “… Look, in a couple weeks we’re going to be looking at the combine, obviously the draft, all-star games have already occurred, and in a month we’re into free agency, not to mention all the internal Patriots players (whose) contracts are up and we’re going to have to work with in some form or fashion like every team in the league does.”

Throughout Belichick’s 17-year career in Foxborough, you wouldn’t expect anything less from the greatest coach in NFL history. It’s just business as usual.

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Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.

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