In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Babe I think there is some good news to come out of this.
Belichick seemed particularly humbled at the postgame press conference. I think he realized that his team was simply outmatched talent wise in significant areas. He realizes that while injuries played a part, he can't simply tag this year's loss on tough luck and players going down. Seeing his guys get physically dominated helped him to realize even though he is smarter at "coaching 'em up" than the guy across from him, that in the heart of the postseason, it's not enough.
He realizes that when the other team holds the ball for most of the game, he's not going to win.
I believe he will make some changes on his personnel philosophy as a result.
Fortunately, unlike his apologists in here who excuse his GM shortcomings, Belichick is not above reflection and change. And I believe he will change and that the roster we see on opening day next year will reflect those changes. This Welker thing is going to eat at him in the best way possible. Belichick is a champion and he won't take this lying down.
He hasn't gotten the team building job done. Dramatic changes are in order or the result will not change. Epic Fails.
I honestly don't think he will change a thing, because he is too much of a control freak and psychologically can't handle it.