Belichick gives Pats a breather

Whether you think anyone is talking about the Patriots or not, there’s no denying that Bill Belichick has run his most intense training camp in years.

Out of 17 practices, 12 have been in full pads, far more than usual for the team.

So on this, their ninth day of camp, Belichick gave the team a break.  He canceled their afternoon session and the team has a scheduled day off Saturday.

“I haven’t had this many double-sessions since college,” joked center Dan Koppen Friday.

Despite all the work, the major themes of Patriots camp haven’t created many headlines. 

Tom Brady is healthy enough to practice
without a brace occasionally, while his backup Kevin O’ Connell may not be developing as quickly as hoped.  The tight competition at tight end,
cornerback, and running back for playing time hasn’t decided much yet. 

The Patriots will get back to the regular two-a-days on Sunday.  By that point, Derrick Burgess could be in uniform. 

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reports Burgess is en route to Foxborough for a physical.

28 responses to “Belichick gives Pats a breather

  1. oh man, we should probably write a book just about he “changed it up”. Oh how he is a genius. I bet he has one of those really cool gray hoodies on too, such a ground breaker the Bill is.

  2. “I haven’t had this many double-sessions since college,” joked center Dan Koppen Friday.
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    Double cheating sessions are always hard on rookies.

  3. NFL films recently laid off 10% of their crew. Luckily for them, Bill Belicheat offered them jobs.

  4. Dan Koppen was misquoted, he actually said, “I haven’t had this many double-team sessions since college”

  5. I second all things eagle bashing related. That being said crookedsteve what do you do for a living that you can post so rapidly and with such wit.

  6. “So on this, their ninth day of camp, Belichick gave the team a break. He canceled their afternoon session and the team has a scheduled day off Saturday.”
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    Had to give the team a couple of days off so all the players can check in with their probation officers and DEA handlers.
    What do the Patriots a tampons have in common?
    Both are stuck up pu$$ies.

  7. “Belichick gives Pats a breather”
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    But the film staff is working overtime to prepare for the season. CHEATERS!

  8. gameday says:
    August 7, 2009 2:04 PM
    NFL films recently laid off 10% of their crew. Luckily for them, Bill Belicheat offered them jobs.
    BRILLIANT!!

  9. “What do the Patriots a tampons have in common?”
    Both will see more pu$$y on a slow day than “gameday” will in his lifetime.
    Unless he’s looking in a mirror.

  10. Yeah…what crookedsteve and gameday said…cheaters…tehehe…say something about cameras again guys…that camera stuff is very witty…and clever too. Hey, listen to this one guys…the Patriots are cheaters! Yeah, cuz they…you know…cheated and stuff…ha! Tsst, Belicheat…Hey, guess what? I just had a really cool idea, let’s all write the same old mind-numbingly-dim-witted comments every time there’s an article on the Patriots. We can keep laughing at ourselves over and over and over again…that’ll be like, so cool.

  11. I see gameday’s parents gave him computer time a little early today. He’s reaching DEEP into his bag of troll comments to get a response.
    My response is I hope gameday dies in a fire. Do the human gene pool a favor and kill yourself, idiot.

  12. I see gameday’s parents gave him computer time a little early today. He’s reaching DEEP into his bag of troll comments to get a response.
    My response is I hope gameday dies in a fire. Do the human gene pool a favor and kill yourself, idiot.

  13. @ gameday
    He’s not a rookie, Charger fan. Go juice up your boy for this coming year. He’s gonna need it.

  14. “My response is I hope gameday dies in a fire. Do the human gene pool a favor and kill yourself, idiot.”
    Stay classy, Pats fans!

  15. Bwahahahaha!!
    You see this Florio?? I’m telling you.. keep the Patriots articles coming and your site will continue to get massive hits and posts!!
    Perhaps you could write an article on all these drones who go year after year wishing that their favorite team was at least rated somewhere in the top 5; and that decide to post in every New England thread they can find.
    What’s really funny is to see all these mental giants talk smack in the forums prior to a game and then to disappear after the result like a dog dragging its arse.

  16. KingJoe! says:
    August 7, 2009 1:45 PM
    oh man, we should probably write a book just about he “changed it up”. Oh how he is a genius. I bet he has one of those really cool gray hoodies on too, such a ground breaker the Bill is.

    Jealousy is not becoming, KJ. You must be a Jets, Browns, or Cincy fan. What’s it like being in the cellar of the NFL for so long. We haven’t been there since the 70’s.

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