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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Bill Belichick explains trip to movies

By Mike Reiss

BALTIMORE -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick altered the team's schedule on Friday and took players to the movies at nearby Patriot Place to see "Lone Survivor", which detailed a Navy SEALS mission in 2006 in Northern Afghantisan.

Belichick was asked about the outside-the-norm decision after Sunday's win.

“We do different things from time to time," he said. "Mark Wahlberg, obviously, is a huge Patriots fan and a huge supporter, and I really appreciate everything that Mark did to make it possible to watch the show. He’s a tremendous guy and it was such an honor to meet him a few weeks ago.

"I think the movie certainly had the messages of leadership, perseverance, preparation, and then execution. It’s one thing to prepare, it’s another to actually go out there and play the game and go through the battle the way they do. So, that was a great message, no question, and a great movie.”