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Patriots Notebook

Patriots coach Bill Belichick never stops evaluating

Though Patriots players were enjoying a sixth day of rest and relaxation on their bye week — possibly the longest midseason break Bill Belichick ever has given a team — the coaching staff was back at Gillette Stadium Monday, starting preparations for the next game, against the Panthers.

Belichick likes to spend time during the bye doing some self-scouting, looking at what has and hasn’t been working for his team, and trying to fix what might need fixing.

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