Will Belichick's message be heeded?

Two days after call for commitment, coach has strong reaction to tardiness

Updated: December 10, 2009, 8:06 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the Patriots gathered as a team the day after Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Dolphins, coach Bill Belichick delivered a message to players that went something like this:

"It's going to take more commitment for us to get where we need to go. More film work. Coming in a little early. Leaving a little later. Not running out of the building."

That is what one player heard in the team meeting room that day, so he wasn't surprised at what unfolded Wednesday when four ...

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