"One thing I have to say about that establishment over there: They're very professional," Talib said, via ESPN.com. "You go there for one season and your professionalism will go up a plus-2. If you're at seven, you'll be a nine.
"That definitely helped my professionalism as far as preparation for the game, how to handle the media, my behavior on the field -- everything. I really learned how to be a professional over there. I went there a seven and came out a nine. I'm working on being a 10."
Belichick's indoctrination into "The Patriot Way" works primarily because he has won six Super Bowl rings and has shown a willingness to jettison anyone who doesn't fit in.
It starts with the idea of "Do your job," a demand that every player and assistant coach knows his job, carries out his assignment and gets it done no matter what it takes.