Belichick's new twist in team-building

In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss writes on Patriots coach Bill Belichick's affinity for team-building and how he's added a new twist this offseason.

Of the many things learned about Bill Belichick during his 13-year tenure as New England Patriots head coach, at the top of the list is his strong belief in team-building. ...

With the Patriots concluding a four-week stretch of organized team activities and mandatory minicamp on Thursday, it's a good time to highlight the new page Belichick pulled out of his team-building playbook.

No jersey numbers.

Why no jersey numbers? After a call to the Patriots' marketing department didn't reveal the answer, the real reason came to the forefront: To enchance communication and encourage players on a 90-man roster to get to know each other better.

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