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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.

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28 Responses to “Belichick gives Pats a breather”
  1. KingJoe! says: Aug 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.

  2. crookedsteve says: Aug 7, 2009 1:48 PM

    The eagles are on a weed break they will be right back.

  3. Eaglemania says: Aug 7, 2009 1:49 PM

    Crooked Steve is whack!!

  4. Common Sense says: Aug 7, 2009 1:54 PM

    So how many practices did he teach them how to film other teams.

  5. gameday says: Aug 7, 2009 1:54 PM

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

  6. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 7, 2009 2:03 PM

    good morning h8ers.
    @gameday: shouldn’t you be in your summer school sessions?

  7. gameday says: Aug 7, 2009 2:04 PM

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

  8. Common Sense says: Aug 7, 2009 2:05 PM

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

  9. longlivecrookedsteve says: Aug 7, 2009 2:05 PM

    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.

  10. gameday says: Aug 7, 2009 2:06 PM

    “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.”
    ***********************************
    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.

  11. gameday says: Aug 7, 2009 2:12 PM

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

  12. crookedsteve says: Aug 7, 2009 2:14 PM

    I am a professional Comedian

  13. pats suck, blow and cheat says: Aug 7, 2009 2:18 PM

    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!!

  14. MaineMan says: Aug 7, 2009 2:30 PM

    @ crookedsteve —
    . . . timing. Tough to pull off in a comments section like this.

  15. MaineMan says: Aug 7, 2009 2:33 PM

    “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.

  16. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 7, 2009 2:34 PM

    @gameday: you must be right. Like they say, it takes one to know one.
    LOOOOSER!

  17. CtownBleedsGreen says: Aug 7, 2009 2:35 PM

    Crookedsteve is a professional d-bag.

  18. empty13 says: Aug 7, 2009 2:39 PM

    a starving one, at that

  19. rick says: Aug 7, 2009 2:43 PM

    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.

  20. blackglass says: Aug 7, 2009 2:46 PM

    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.

  21. blackglass says: Aug 7, 2009 3:09 PM

    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.

  22. rusH1023 says: Aug 7, 2009 3:10 PM

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

  23. Gibbon Randolph says: Aug 7, 2009 3:17 PM

    They don’t have those group terlets here no more, do they?

  24. Jackal138 says: Aug 7, 2009 4:21 PM

    “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!

  25. Brohamma says: Aug 7, 2009 4:22 PM

    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.

  26. Shackman v2.0 says: Aug 7, 2009 4:45 PM

    I see the sad little hemorrhoid, crookedsteve, is here again.

  27. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Aug 7, 2009 5:08 PM

    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.

  28. patsSB44champs says: Aug 8, 2009 11:47 AM

    In Bill We Trust.

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