Patriots cancel final two days of OTAs

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Maybe Bill Belichick just wanted to keep the playing field level with John Harbaugh.

Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the Patriots announced after practice today that the final two days of OTAs were canceled.

Of course, the Ravens had their final two days taken away because they can’t stay within the offseason contact rules, while Belichick decided the Patriots could get by without working on Thursday and Friday.

That also means two fewer days or worrying about what Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are doing, as they’re staying away from the voluntary work after showing up for last week’s mandatory minicamp.

36 responses to “Patriots cancel final two days of OTAs

  1. He probably wants to see what kind of stupid stories will come out of it. “Belichick to retire!”….”Belichick hates his team and gives up!”….”Belichick cancels practice and thinks they are ready for regular season!”

  2. Well, the NBA season is over, not like he’s going to a game during the week of the Super Bowl, when he already figured he’d win and mailed it in…

  3. I bet they will have double OTAs on a huge helicarrier flying over international waters. Nobody tell Harbaugh!

  4. The value of OTAs? I wonder why not use them to further evaluate the rookies and backup players? Not really understanding the move. Is he excusing the team from field work only or can player leave the facility?

  5. It’s a shame that Tom will never get nearly the respect or credit for his career that he otherwise would from the general football fan public.

    Not just because of the controversies but also for the facts he had the benefit of Coach Belichick his whole career plus playing in the AFC Least, undoubtedly what may be the weakest and most inept division in the history of professional sports in this country over the last 17 seasons.

  6. It should not come as a surprise to all….this was all mandated from the owners last month. Something has to be done to bring parity to the league.

    So the patriots must stop practicing before other teams do, they must not run as much or as hard , they need to have afternoons off during July training camp and they can only carry 42 players on the roster….

    That will allow the rest of the NFL to catch up or to bring the Patriots down to their opponents levels.

  7. .

    @Braz

    ” playing in the AFC Least, undoubtedly what may be the weakest and most inept division in the history of professional sports in this country over the last 17 seasons.”

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    A. Take some English as a second language courses.

    B. Prove your point

    C. Go back to your own conference and division. What you don’t know about the Patriots and the AFC East could just about fit in the Grand Canyon.
    .

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm
    Cue up Goodell calling this “cheating”. A new rule is set to come about this under-handed act.

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    Dude, Man, you have to get over this. Every time you post about Goodell he wins.

  9. How can they have fun if they are not practicing? Something is very wrong here. Send Mort to NE to see what dirt he can dig/make up.

  10. Why have OTAs when no one shows up? He’s saving face by canceling. The team is imploding and he’s lost control over the players.

  11. vikings1234 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm
    How can they have fun if they are not practicing? Something is very wrong here. Send Mort to NE to see what dirt he can dig/make up.

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    Send the Reddit guy, too, and be sure to have Roger’s wife get caught making up a burn account on Facebook somewhere, defending it all. lmao

  12. “Waaah, the commish hates us, it’s all a conspiracy to slow us down. Waaahhhh!!

  13. Braz says:
    June 12, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    It’s a shame that Tom will never get nearly the respect or credit for his career that he otherwise would from the general football fan public

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    Yeah….I guess he’ll just have to settle for the already widely agreed-upon motion that he’s one of a handful of the greatest players of all time, a 1st ballot Hall of Famer, and all while being the only 5-time Super Bowl winning quarterback who’s ever lived.

    Your obsessIon with trying to wish these facts into the cornfield from afar only solidifies it’s validity. Posting multiple times on Patriot threads reeks of your desperation to make it not so, but it’s a matter of record. You can’t change it even if it didn’t go your way.

    It’s a bit healthier to root for your own team, as painful as that may sound right now. Good luck.

  14. Just goes to show the value the NFL places on the Ravens breaking the CBA rules for no contact — for the third time. Barely a wrist-slap.

  15. Yeah….I guess he’ll just have to settle for the already widely agreed-upon motion that he’s one of a handful of the greatest players of all time, a 1st ballot Hall of Famer, and all while being the only 5-time Super Bowl winning quarterback who’s ever lived.
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    Just wait til the positive PED test. That will put an end to that 1st ballot HOFer thing you’re talking about. Or any ballot for that matter.

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