Patriots stay indoors during blizzard

AP

Patriots coach Bill Belichick expects his players to brave the elements in order to get to work. Once there, however, they aren’t required to.

At least not today.

The Patriots stayed indoors for practice on Thursday, and that’s probably a good idea. Given the outdoor conditions.

The good news is that everyone made it to work on time, despite the snow. If they hadn’t, they would have been sent home.

The Patriots will be at home for a divisional playoff game in nine days. The conditions, in theory, could be similar. While the players may not be interested in that, anyone watching the game on TV would love it.

And it would be fitting for the Patriots to have another snow globe playoff game, 16 years after the epic divisional-round contest against the Raiders. Especially with Jon Gruden preparing to resume his tenure with the team for the first time since that night in January 2002.

45 responses to “Patriots stay indoors during blizzard

  1. This is the bye week reward for earning the #1 seed. This is the week to keep preparing but to also get healthy. If this was a week from today they would probably practice outdoors. But since it’s the bye week they need to get healthy for next week. Blizzard conditions are probably not the best for Tom Brady’s aging Achilles. if you can avoid it, then that’s probably the best thing for the football team.

  2. factschecker says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    This is the bye week reward for earning the #1 seed. This is the week to keep preparing but to also get healthy. If this was a week from today they would probably practice outdoors. But since it’s the bye week they need to get healthy for next week. Blizzard conditions are probably not the best for Tom Brady’s aging Achilles. if you can avoid it, then that’s probably the best thing for the football team.

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    Yep. My lone concern for the divisional rd, assuming all those starters who have been dinged, won’t be dinged.

    And, they’re not rusty. Next week will be real big in terms of hoepfully how well they can practice, and then hoping McDaniels is not dumb with the playcalling.

  3. factschecker says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    This is the bye week reward for earning the #1 seed. This is the week to keep preparing but to also get healthy
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    Earning? lol. Kind of given to them 3 weeks ago right?

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    The extended forecast calls for precipitation in Boston next weekend. Sometimes wishes come true.
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  5. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    And it will be fitting…
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    Poor sad little guy. When this run ends Pats fans will be on to whatever comes next with enough great memories to satiate us for generations and you will still just be a sorry unfulfilled little troll that will have to find a new boogie man.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    And it will be fitting that this 16 year run of fraudulence ends in the snow, just as it began

    Not this year crybaby…

    Here’s a stat for you, since the the Giants last beat the Patriots in the SB the Patriots have won more SB than the Giants have won playoff games.

    Let that sink in all offseason, you know since yours has already begun.

  7. I don’t understand! the punishment for being late is being sent home? Fines ok, but sent home with 0 practice? 30 mins is better than 0

  8. Soft. They likely opted for popcorn and home movies, maybe throwing in some illegal tapes of KC/TEN/BUF practices. Just like old times.

  9. damcmp says:

    January 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I don’t understand! the punishment for being late is being sent home? Fines ok, but sent home with 0 practice? 30 mins is better than 0

    Millennial mindset…
    You have a job and responsibility, adhere to it.

  10. damcmp says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    I don’t understand! the punishment for being late is being sent home? Fines ok, but sent home with 0 practice? 30 mins is better than 0.

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    Some people just don’t get it……….

  11. damcmp says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    I don’t understand! the punishment for being late is being sent home? Fines ok, but sent home with 0 practice? 30 mins is better than 0
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    That’s why this team is a dynasty. And the entire roster slept at the stadium last night to make sure they were on time. You may not understand it but they sure do.

  12. Being late = getting sent home and not playing in the next game.

    Just ask Adalius Thomas in December 2009.

  13. exinsidetrader says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    Old Man Winter is younger than Tom Brady

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    But hasnt been as effective in February.

  14. 30 mins is better than 0
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    Bill Belichick disagrees.
    If BB can’t count on you to show up on time for practice how can he count on you on gameday?

    There is not a lot of gray area when it comes to trust.

  15. Practicing inside?
    Seems pretty soft to me. I mean, if you are expected to drive to work in a blizzard, then you should actually work in the blizzard.

  16. I don’t understand!
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    and neither do 31 other NFL head coaches. that’s why none of them have ten bowls and seven rings.

  17. crownofthehelmet says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    Soft. They likely opted for popcorn and home movies, maybe throwing in some illegal tapes of KC/TEN/BUF practices. Just like old times

    Luckily that won’t need that when they beat the Steelers AGAIN in the AFCCG.

  18. cylondetector says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    Watch out for the pink hats complaining about one of the best OCs the game has ever seen.

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    Who is one of the greatest OCs the game “has ever seen”?

  19. footballneblog says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    damcmp says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    I don’t understand! the punishment for being late is being sent home? Fines ok, but sent home with 0 practice? 30 mins is better than 0
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    That’s why this team is a dynasty. And the entire roster slept at the stadium last night to make sure they were on time. You may not understand it but they sure do.
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    No they didn’t. They slept in luxury suites at the Renaissance Hotel that is adjacent to the Patriots Place property.

    Let’s not act like they were sleeping on cots in the locker room.

  20. ibillwt says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    I don’t understand!
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    and neither do 31 other NFL head coaches. that’s why none of them have ten bowls and seven rings.
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    Neither do the Patriots. 9 and 5 would be the correct numbers.

  21. Gimme a break. So millionaires went to work in a snowstorm that’s gonna drop what maybe a foot? And they’re being heralded? Millions of people that live around the Great Lakes wipe that off their cars every morning and go on about their day for 100 less the money.

  22. crownofthehelmet says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Soft.
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    What’s it like knowing a team you consider soft your QB considers to be your’team’s big brother? But speaking of soft how’s your OC’s hip doing?

  23. Yeah, real soft.

    When Jax comes in for the title game and their team wets their pants and national tv, for all to see in 10 degree weather, we’ll see who is soft, little Millennial.

  24. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    And it will be fitting…
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    Poor sad little guy. When this run ends Pats fans will be on to whatever comes next with enough great memories to satiate us for generations and you will still just be a sorry unfulfilled little troll that will have to find a new boogie man.

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    When this run ends Sasha Obama will be running for President

  25. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    January 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    ibillwt says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    I don’t understand!
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    and neither do 31 other NFL head coaches. that’s why none of them have ten bowls and seven rings.
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    Neither do the Patriots. 9 and 5 would be the correct numbers.

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    t says COACHES it was about Belichick not the Patriots and those are his numbers.
    #Fake News

  26. damcmp says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    I don’t understand! the punishment for being late is being sent home? Fines ok, but sent home with 0 practice? 30 mins is better than 0.
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    It’s because that kind of lack of respect for the team so sickens Coach BB that he wants you out of there so that excuse-making doesn’t infect the rest of the team. You have a job — do it!

  27. As a Veteran I find this so amusing….no one is being shot at….it’s just cold ….it’s winter snowflakes. It gets cold in New England every January. Great story for the fan boys to thump their look at me chests, but it’s really small potatoes.

  28. Poor sad little guy. When this run ends Pats fans will be on to whatever comes next with enough great memories to satiate us for generations and you will still just be a sorry unfulfilled little troll that will have to find a new boogie man.

    Why is it that this poster is allowed to make this non Germain commenter yet no one is allowed to respond in kind to the sad little guy who made it…..the Patriot bias once again.

  29. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 4, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    As a Veteran I find this so amusing….no one is being shot at….it’s just cold ….it’s winter snowflakes. It gets cold in New England every January. Great story for the fan boys to thump their look at me chests, but it’s really small potatoes.

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    Laughable.

    Umm, the same thing happens in NE. This is a dusting. Trust me.

    You little wimpy wussbags eating grains and potatoes with cheese up there, have no idea what you’re talking about here.

    NE gets way more snow than the plains. Way more.

  30. Laughable.

    Umm, the same thing happens in NE. This is a dusting. Trust me.

    You little wimpy wussbags eating grains and potatoes with cheese up there, have no idea what you’re talking about here.

    NE gets way more snow than the plains. Way more.

    Hate to make you look foolish Skippy, but I grew up in New England and have lived in Pittsburgh and Ohio so I am familiar with the cols so save your faux tough guy talk.

    Having only lived in New England your knowledge of anything beyond Connecticut is extremely limited so best to just shut up.

  31. purpleguy says:
    January 4, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Meh, in MN we call 12″ of snow or -10 degree weather a work day.
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    So do we, too bad your team doesn’t. Real football is played outdoors, in front of real fans. It’s cute that comment comes from a fan of a team that literally plays in a glass house, too bad the irony is lost on you.

  32. I love watching a bunch of baby boomers call each other millennials.

    Ironic that the oldest people who comment here need to grow up.

  33. In the North East, you are expcted to show up to work on time every day regardless of the weather. Nothing new around here. BB isn’t asking anymore than any other boss wwhen it comes to this.
    As far as practice… This week is healing, physical therapy and game preparations.
    The whining trollers just keep on trolling.

  34. The best thing that could happen is getting some rough weather for next week’s divisional game. I don’t know offhand what the Patriots record is in snow/rain/freezing games but it’s something incredibly good.

  35. So do we, too bad your team doesn’t. Real football is played outdoors, in front of real fans. It’s cute that comment comes from a fan of a team that literally plays in a glass house, too bad the irony is lost on you.

    Who appointed you judge of what real football and fans are…..my bad I forgot Major Winchester is entitled to look down his nose at anyone he wants……ironic you call others troll.

    People that root for the Patriots need to realize they share the sun with a lot of people……..reality it’s not all about you.

  36. And it would be fitting for the Patriots to have another snow globe playoff game, 16 years after the epic divisional-round contest against the Raiders. Especially with Jon Gruden preparing to resume his tenure with the team for the first time since that night in January 2002.
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    And how long before the raider fans start whining about the tuck rule again.

  37. Neither do the Patriots. 9 and 5 would be the correct numbers.
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    Wrong again. Belichick has coached 10 teams in the Super Bowl (8X Patriots, 2X Giants) and won 7 of them (5X Pats, 2X Giants).

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