Patriots Training Camp 2022

DJnVa

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Not a good start to camp, if it is as bad as some of the beat guys are saying we will clearly be seeing it a week from tomorrow on full display.
If the offense was throwing all over the defense that's not good either though.
 

joe dokes

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If the offense was throwing all over the defense that's not good either though.
That's always the issue. By way of extreme example, how well did the Bears' offense do in practice in '85.

An equally (in)appropriate response to these practices could be "Holy crap. This defense is unbelievable!!"
 

Jungleland

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At Gillette today. Lot of work for JJ Taylor and Jonnu in the passing game. The latter had a bad miscommunication with Mac in the red zone (calling this out more because Lazar tweeted about it) but has looked quick and crisp to me otherwise.

I think to he untrained eye like mine training camp is really just an excuse to sit in the sun and confirm your pre-existing biases, but I will say with a heavy grain of salt nothing I’ve seen today has dissuaded me from the notion that Tre Nixon should get a real shot. He looks really good and is getting enough run with both the 1s and 2s to make me think he’s trending in the right direction on the bubble.

Didn’t see what caused the Tavai injury but it ended that scrimmage period about a minute early. He was down for a few min and needed help walking off, didn’t look great.
 

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As has been true for literal decades, the best and most balanced, and often critical, coverage you’ll find of the patriots is on patriots.com.
To that point, they are the only ones I've seen who have been "meh" on Mac's performance this training camp, even Mike who's generally really high on him. Obviously not a reason for concern, but still, a lot more substance in their critique (not getting the ball out in time, scrambling around too often, deep throws sometimes arrive too late, most of redzone success on jump balls and wide open pick plays) than the usual "Mac was 16/19 in the competitive portion of practice" you generally read from the beat these days.
 

Ale Xander

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Do they every postpone open practices due to weather? Wasn't planning on going. Just found out it's today, and I hate Friday traffic even if dry, but if they postpone, I'm going to want to get a ticket, in theory.
 

djbayko

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Not thread worthy and don't know where else to put this so...

Former Patriot says he crashed car to avoid being cut by Bill Belichick when late to practice
Former Patriots lineman Rich Ohrnberger found himself in a predicament and knew he was going to be late for practice because he overslept.

“I wake up, my phone died overnight, and I realize I’m waking up to the sound of birds chirping and not my alarm going off,” Ohrnberger said on his radio show, “The Hartman & Rich O Show." “I am frantic. I don’t even bother looking at the clock, I know I’m late.”

But instead of fessing up and fearful of being released, Ohrnberger, who was drafted by the Patriots in fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft and played there until 2011, did what any non-rational human would do: He decided to have a little fender-bender.

“I see a church van in front of me that’s all dinged up and it’s got the black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe and I’m like, ‘I’m gonna hit this car,'" Ohrnberger says. "It’s better to pay the insurance than embarrass myself by being late for a Patriots team meeting.”
 

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BigJimEd

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Those caps have been around a while. When I was coaching middle school football, our organization made them mandatory in practices for a couple years. Several colleges used them back then.

There was some conflicting opinions on how much they helped if any. My last year coaching, they stopped making the use of them mandatory.
There were a couple studies at that time that stated there was no statistical evidence that they helped. There was also questions about helmet warranties and insurance

That was 6 years ago, I assume there is more data available now. Although, the fact the NFL is using it, doesn't mean much. Good PR is all they need for motivation.
 

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It was 30 the past few years. Everything used to be $40 on both sides until they started doing different pricing for stadium side vs 10/11. Stadium side the past few years was 60 and 10/11 was $30.
I mean, a $20 bump isn't going to keep me from going to my preferred P11 location, but damn.

Edit: I guess they had to find a way to finance the plastic coin-cases full of dust from the old lighthouse tower they sent to season ticket holders this year somehow.
 

NortheasternPJ

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We're North of the stadium and generally don't park in the main lot, but paying $80 to park in Lot 16 which is about a half mile from the stadium is ridiculous.