The Patriots are the heavyweight champs that do a KO in the first round, leaving the ring in total silence before even being pronounced the winner. And by the time the loser regains consciousness, the Pats are already planning termination of the next team.
There is no glitz or glam about football. It is a rugged sport that is played by the tough and fearless. Bill Belichick knows this and he has implemented it religiously in his locker room.
His players are conditioned to stay 100 percent focused on the game. There is no room for nonsense or diva tantrums. Those antics will not fly in Belichick's world, and there is no mercy for those who don’t abide by the system.
Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison and Mike Vrabel used to monitor the locker room and call out guys when they were late or not busy working out. Belichick fined Randy Moss when he was late to a meeting during a snowstorm.
Belichick is also very stern about the team’s media exposure. He likes to control what is said and not be too flashy. This makes perfect sense—the guy has a whole wardrobe of half-cropped hoodies.
There is no other way but the Patriot way. Get with it or you’re gone. The discipline and mind control on this team is the unique quality that separates the Patriots from everyone else.