August 2, 2006 (Afternoon Session 3:00-4:30)
Just got in from a hot one... and barely had enough time to get the clothes off the line before the Thunderstorm rolled in!
I thought for sure they would have canceled practice but instead did move it from 2:30 up to a 3:00 start time. Mea-culpa... Mrs. B forgot to put her contacts in again...
* There were only about 100 or so die-hards (read: crazy) fans like me there scattered on the hill and in the bleachers.
* Guys wore shorts, helmets and shells for the afternoon.
* The anticipated return of Richard Seymour has not taken place yet... Also, I didn't see Beisel or Asante out there for the second practice in a row. (The usual "regulars" who haven't been there were still absent.)
* Apparently, Stone's tightening up last night was a non-issue as he was out there today.
* It was an "on" session for on-again-off-again Brown and Light.
* Things were mellow today.... and I could have taken a nap there on the hill..hehehe!
* Did some full squad, situational and goal line work. Catch of the Day: Brady hit Rache Caldwell in the EZ under coverage by Vernell Brown. Brown came up big across the middle as well.
* Willie Andrews is a tiny, quick dude especially doing Kick Return duty.
* Back-up QB Todd Mortensen took some reps today with the second team hitting Rich Musinski but bouncing one off the hands of Kevin Faulk.
* At the end of practice, the entire squad did lots of windsprints... (even in the heat!)
* Those that dared to brave the heat were treated to some quality autograph time as just about everyone who was there went home with something. Running Backs and and Tight Ends were assigned to sign but many others including BILL BELICHICK signed for fans and exchanged a few words.
*Mrs. B said goodbye to Erdoboy Ed who enjoyed his first ever week of training camp experiences!
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