Patriots put Super Bowl championship in past

Bill Belichick knows that for the Patriots to make history, they have to forget about last season's Super Bowl championship.

Updated: July 30, 2004, 12:25 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

FOXBORO, Mass. -- On the first day of training camp last summer, the then-defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Bucs seemed even more preoccupied by history than by the torrid heat that swelled in waves off their training camp practice fields.

There was considerable discussion about how the deeds of 2002 would be relegated to the dustbin of time if the Bucs didn't follow their Super Bowl XXXVII victory with a second championship. And lots of talk of how the dominating Tampa Bay defense ...

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