While the Patriots' players might crawl into seclusion for a little while after their loss Sunday, head coach Bill Belichick can't really afford to stay away just yet. He's got to assess his team and start to prepare for their personnel moves this offseason in order to begin building the Patriots' product in 2012.
It's a much quicker turnaround for either Super Bowl team because they've only got two weeks to prepare for the combine and five weeks to get ready for free agency.
The Patriots are in good position as they move forward to next season because a large portion of their core is young and locked up through 2012. But that doesn't mean they've got an easy go of it over the next few months. Here are the Patriots' top 10 priorities this offseason.