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    I didn't see it posted

    Bill Belichick Press Conference

    At just after the 16:00 minute mark, BB talks about the "wet field" at Cleaveland in 91 when they played against Derrick Thomas. It was pretty funny.
     
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    Great link. Thanks a lot. My favorite quote: "...certain things bring about certain things..." Yep, he's in mid-season form already!
     
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    BB still gives good answers to good questions. He had a throughtful, calculated response to the question about NE "attracting" some players for "a little less". He made an obvious effort to avoid arrogance in his answer.
     
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    Yeah but it's just too bad that it won't be seen that way by other fans...
     
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    I thought his comments on Wilfork versus Brace at the end of the interview were quite interesting. Saying that Wilfork is the best at his position isn't going to help the Patriots financially, yet he still went that route.
     
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    yeah that struck me as well...since BB doesn't waste many words, I wonder if he wasn't making it clear that he wants the Wilfork contract resolved? Normally, I'd think that he would just say so straight up to the front office, but it's sure a strong signal, perhaps as much to Wilfork.
     
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    I think he was just being honest.
    He's not going to insult Vince by comparing him to Ron Brace.

    They might be in the middle of contract talks, but all these parties know where it's at ---- there's no reason to bs anybody.

    edit: gotta watch out for that moisture coming in off the lake........
     
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    Kraft also states that Brady is the best. It's part of the Pats management culture not to talk down players in public and give them the credit they earned. In the best of universes, which this isn't, that should count for something with vets and potential FAs.
     
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    Transcript of the 8/9 press conference:


    BB: A little bit of time off kind of refreshed everybody. It certainly seemed like we had a good-spirited practice out there today. [It's] good to have a few guys back out there that weren't out there at the end of the week last week. We kind of wanted to work on some stuff today that we work [on] against ourselves and starting tomorrow we'll be onto Philadelphia, start preparing for the Eagles and the things that they do. It's good to be back here in camp, start getting through a couple more days of two-a-days, go play the Eagles and start to see where we're at, at this point. I think everybody is looking forward to hitting somebody in a different color jersey.

    Q: Now that he is back on the field, what is the most important thing for Shawn Crable to be doing right now?

    BB: Those players that haven't been out there, it's really fundamentals. We did a lot of things in the spring, scheme-wise, and taught a lot of defense adjustments, calls, all our coverages and blitzes and everything. But this is the first time we've been able to really get in pads and run this stuff in training camp; that's what it's for: techniques, hand placement, feet, leverage, defeating blockers, rushing, one-on-one pass rush – all those fundamental things that you really can't do in the spring. Now is the time when we need to build that base. That's true for everybody, especially the guys that haven't been out there that much.

    Q: You don't have much of a basis of Shawn Crable on the field. Obviously, you know what you saw when you drafted him through early on last year but he got hurt and it's been awhile. How much does that set back your evaluation of a player?

    BB: It definitely sets it back. Until you can see what the players can do, it's hard to evaluate them. Shawn [Crable] did a lot last year in training camp and in the preseason games, but wasn't able to do a lot in the regular season and of course work in the spring and missed a little bit of time here. He's behind, but he's a smart kid. He works hard and when he's had an opportunity to perform he's been pretty well prepared and I think he's looked good doing a lot of things we've asked him to do. Durability and consistency – that's part of it, too. So I know he's been frustrated by that. It's good to see him back out there now. He's got to put it behind him and move forward.

    Q: Do you give Shawn Crable more of a learning curve as he gets back on the field than you would Richard [Seymour] and Ty [Warren]?
    BB: When we put in all those defensive players and put in our defenses, we really can't wait for everybody. We have just got to put it in, and if guys miss something and they fall behind, they have to work hard to catch up because everybody else has to keep going. If we wait until everybody got there to put in a red area defense or a third-down defense, we might be waiting a long time. So we try to stay on our schedule, put in our installation and then – as the players get an opportunity to work on it – then they do it and if they fall behind then they have to spend extra time to catch up and get it when they can. Everybody is fighting to run the same race. You have just got to try to get the information. Some guys get more reps than others, but the game's on Thursday – they're not changing that. So everybody's got to hustle to get caught up and be ready to go.

    Q: How is Derrick Burgess looking?

    BB: It's good to have him out there. He's got a long way to go. It's a new system, new team, new terminology and all that, but we spent quite a bit of time with him this weekend and met with him and tried to bring him up to speed as much as we can. So he has some catching up to do, too. I'm glad we have him here. I'm sure he'll be competitive to help our team.

    Q: I was reading that Carson Palmer was talking about Tom Brady's knee injury and he was saying how he still feels a little apprehensive after his injury. Is there any way the coaching staff can help a player move beyond that or is a guy pretty much on his own?

    BB: I think each one of us is a little bit different when it comes to dealing with whatever their personal situations are – whether injuries or we can think of a thousand things that we all have to deal with. How Carson Palmer deals with his and other players deal with theirs, that's up to every individual player.

    Q: Do you get any sense that Tom Brady will be apprehensive?
    BB: Tom's always been a pretty focused guy, very focused. He does his job and there're a lot of distractions out there when you're at quarterback and a lot of things that can get you off track. But that doesn't happen much to him. I'm sure he'll be ready to go and he's worked awfully hard. I'm sure he's looking forward to the opportunity to play.

    Q: Can you assess some of the differences between Shawn Crable and Pierre Woods?

    BB: Well, I think we'll need to watch Shawn a little bit more. It's his first day back on the field. They are both tall guys. They have good length. They run well. They're athletic so they match up pretty well against those tall guys. They both rush the passer pretty well. They play in the kicking game. I think there are a lot of similarities between those players. Each guy is different. Every player has his own style of play and all that, but I think there're a lot of things that are similar about them. They both went to Michigan.

    BB: When you see a defensive end in a 4-3, what attributes might you see in that player that leads you to believe that he can play the outside in a 3-4?

    Q: I think the positions are fairly similar. Most of the 3-4 outside linebackers in this league are better going forward than going backward, but still at times they do have to do that. You get an opportunity to see them sometimes do that in their scheme, depending on what that is. Moving laterally and being able to slide down the line of scrimmage and contain plays, [those are] sometimes things that the defensive ends don't have to do so their lateral movement and their backward movement in a 3-4 are a little bit different than a defensive end's more forward movement in a 4-3 front. There are a lot of coverage adjustments too that they have to be aware of that mentally a defensive lineman doesn't have to worry about. Sometimes that can affect a player's aggressiveness [because] he has a lot to think about in the coverage. They run a simple play, but he's worried about a lot of other things, whereas defensive linemen have less to worry about from a coverage standpoint.

    Q: Can you gauge the progress of the defense as a unit right now?

    BB: Thursday night, that will be the first step, then Cincinnati and then right on down the line. You really don't know where you are at until you get into the regular season. In preseason, most teams just run what they run. They don't game plan specifically for you and we don't game plan specifically for other teams. The matchups are whatever they are and – once you get into the regular season – it's a whole different story. You find out how weak your weaknesses are and whether your strengths are actually strengths or not. When the game-planning and matchups really form during the regular season, that's really where you can evaluate where you're at in every phase of the game, not just defensively, but in every phase of the game. I think you can evaluate players in preseason, the techniques and how they're doing things. But, as far as your team, you get five, six games into the regular season [and] you get a good idea of what you think your problems are, what they really are, what you think your strengths are and what they really are, if they are in fact strengths.
     
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    Q: Is there a player that has surprised you so far?

    BB: No. There's nobody I would single out on that. I think as a whole, the team's in pretty good condition. They're working hard. We're getting better and we have a long way to go. I don't think anybody's where they need to be yet, but I think we're heading in the right direction. [We're] certainly gaining ground from where we were 10 days ago. That's good, but we've got a long way to go.

    Q: It looked like the players got a kick out of switching sides there at the end – the offense playing defense and the defense playing offense. Is that something you've done before?

    BB: We had a little challenge on that so we let the two units compete there at the end. It looked like they had a lot of fun doing it. [There was] a little confusion, but that's alright.

    Q: Did you discover any new receivers or running backs?

    BB: You know, I'll have to look at the film on that one. Some controversial calls there, too, but I think the play-calling is in better hands than it was there at the end of practice. I'll put it that way.

    Q: So Tom Brady shouldn't be concerned about his job?

    BB: I think he'll be alright.

    Q: I noticed that Derrick Burgess had to take a lap alone during practice. What was that?

    BB: Yeah, we have certain things that we do in practice that …

    Q: A little hazing?

    BB: No, no. Just certain things that come of certain other things. Certain plays have certain consequences. Everybody does it.

    Q: Do you take it as a source of pride that players see New England as a destination they'd really like to come to?

    BB: Well, every situation is a little bit different. But it's certainly nice when you talk to players or a player or a certain player and they are interested in your team and your program. I don't want to say this is about recruiting, but some of it is about recruiting or situations or opportunity – and certainly the contract plays into that – but there are other things that play into it, too. I think that we have a lot of things going for us here and – overall – I think we're pretty competitive for players in the open market with our facilities, and the team, and maybe the perception of the team. I don't think that's a bad thing, and I don't think that's across the board. But I think when it happens, it's good. It's good to be at least competitive in those situations. At least you feel like you have a chance. I've been on the other side of it too, where there's really not much you can say to get them interested, and that's … there's not much you can say. You pretty much lose them.

    Q: Have you decided how much Tom Brady will play in the first preseason game?

    BB: No, we haven't even talked about play time or how we're going to do that yet. That's probably something we'll do here in a couple of days, Tuesday, Wednesday. Right now, everybody is preparing to play and everybody is going to go through the preparations and all of that. How we actually break it up, we'll talk about all of that a little bit later. We know who is available for the game and there are a lot of things that could change in the next few games. So we'll wait until we get as much information in as we can and then start putting that together. Right now, that's not really a big [focus]. In the next 48 hours, I'd say that's not really a big focus for us as a coaching staff.

    Q: Can you talk about the jump Jonathan Wilhite has made since last year?

    BB: Jonathan [Wilhite], I thought, made a lot of strides last year from the beginning of the year to the end of the year and then he followed that up with a real strong offseason, offseason program, and spring camps and got off to a good start here in training camp. Jonathan has really worked hard. He's become a very dependable player for young guy. He's smart. He's quiet, but he definitely understands not only what we're doing, but concepts and offenses and how they play. He's a versatile kid. He plays in the kicking game, can play outside, can play inside on the corner, can throw. So he's got a good variety of skills and that's always valuable when you can do different things with the same player. That helps him match up against different receivers, some fast receivers, some quick receivers, different guys that can run after the catch – he's a good tackler. I think he does a lot of things well and he's gotten better. It seems like every time he walks out on the field, it's been very, very steady.

    Q: Did you watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies? Any anecdotes about Rod Woodson since you went up against him consistently?

    BB: Without much success. No, I didn't get a chance to see them.

    Q: Was there ever a week where you said: ‘OK, we're not throwing to Rod's side of the field'?

    BB: Just about every time we played them we said that, yeah. And when he played safety, you better be real careful on those in-cuts because he was sniffing those out. He'd come out of the middle of the field and dive down on those in-cuts and seam routes. [He was a] great player, excellent returner. He was definitely … They had a lot of guys you wanted to stay away from. He was at the top of the list. But then some of the other guys you went in to, that was no picnic either. He was a heck of a football player, both defensively and in the return game. And when he intercepted them – I don't know how many he returned, but he returned a few for touchdowns – so he was dangerous with the ball in his hands, like Ed Reed is or somebody like that, where not only do they intercept it, but then they score on top of that. [He was a] big guy, strong, good run force player. He was pretty good.

    Q: What about Derrick Thomas? Did you ever have a tackle come to you and say, ‘What am I going to do with this guy?'

    BB: You know, we played Derrick when I was at Cleveland, we played Derrick and I think he's probably one of the fastest pass-rushers to ever play. He had tremendous edge speed and certainly the field worked to his benefit down there in Kansas City, playing on turf. The crowd noise, he was great with that, too. Back in the day, when the defensive guys could simulate and they were going to flinch and do all those things and create a lot of false starts on offense and tackles laid off the ball and all of that. But if he got half a step on a guy, he was home. When we played him in ClevelandStadium, it was my first year there, I think '91, and the field was real damp. I don't know what happened, but it was a real damp field and he had a little trouble coming around the corner in that game. Must have been the moisture coming in off the lake, but it was real damp and wet. I think the grounds crew wasn't able to cut the grass. He was a great speed-rusher though, as opposed to Bruce [Smith], who could also get the edge, but he was much more, obviously, bigger, physical, worked inside better. But Derrick was a great speed-rusher. Definitely a guy you had to game plan for, kind of like the Jason Taylors and Dwight Freeneys of today.

    Q: At this point, how do you compare Ron Brace to Vince Wilfork?

    BB: Vince is way, way, way ahead of him. [He's] been playing a long time. I mean, Vince is as good a player at his position as there is in the league, a very experienced, versatile guy. Ron has never played a down in the National Football League; he's been out practicing for a week. He's not going to be able to make up that kind of ground against Vince Wilfork in one week of practice. There's just no way. So there's a pretty big gap there.

    Q: Are you going to turn off the film for 30 minutes tonight and evaluate TomBrady's acting on 'Entourage[​IMG]'?

    BB: Oh, is he on 'Entourage[​IMG]'? I've never seen that so I'll wait to read the reviews on that tomorrow. You guys can do the reviews and I'll check it out there.
     
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    8/10 press conference:


    BB: This morning we started on preparations for Philadelphia. We kind of did a normal Wednesday preparation day, first [and] second down. This afternoon, we’ll do some third down work and finish up tomorrow [with] red area, two minute – stuff like that. [We’re] cramming it in here to a couple days, but that’s preseason. This will be a good opportunity for us down in Philadelphia. They’re a good team. They really handled us last year, hopefully we can be a little bit more competitive this time around.

    Q: Now that Adalius Thomas has been here a few years now, is he able to maximize his abilities better?

    BB: Yeah, A.D.[Thomas] is a very versatile player. He does a lot of things for us at the linebacker position. Some of them are more toward the defensive end’s responsibilities other more towards linebacker and even inside corner, nickelback type thing, depending on the coverage and the call and so forth. He’s a pretty versatile player. [He’s a] smart guy. Physically, he can do things. Mentally, [he] is versatile, so he really helps us out defensively and helps broaden our scheme.

    Q: Can you touch on Brandon McGowan and how players like that are part of the team building process?

    BB: We brought in Brandon late, just before the practices in May. He had some real good moments out in Chicago, had a couple setbacks out there injury wise, but I think he’s a player with good talent, toughness in the kicking game and also on the defensive side of the ball. He kind of worked himself into a starting role and then was injured. I think he’s certainly got some physical potential. [He’s a] tough, hardworking kid that shows up in the kicking game and also on defense. We’ll see how that role plays out, but he’s a competitive guy with some versatility. [He] runs well, good hitter, good tackler.

    Q: With about a week or so in, how is Andrew Walter?

    BB: Andrew gets a little bit better each day. [He’s] a talented kid, good arm, accurate with the ball, getting used to our offense and a lot of the things we do [are] a little bit different from what he did out in Oakland, but he’s had experience in the spread offense from Arizona State. So it’s not like he hasn’t done it before, but not as much recently. He’s coming along and working hard at it. I think he’s more comfortable in the huddle each day so that’s good.

    Q: For guys that just showed up or just started practicing like Derrick Burgess and Ty Warren, will they play on Thursday?

    BB: We’ll do it all on a case-by-case basis. The players, their situations are a little bit different, each one of them, so we’ll talk about that and make sure that if they are ready to play then we’d certainly consider playing them. If they’re not ready to play, then that takes care of that. Part of the next couple days – Sunday, today, tomorrow – is seeing where some of these guys are [and] what, if anything, we want to have them do on Thursday night.

    Q: The tight ends are shaping up to be one of your more competitive competitions. For someone like Benjamin Watson, who is missing time, does it help that you that you already have his resume and know his body of work or would you prefer seeing more of him on the field?

    BB: I’d like to see every player on the field. That’s an easy one. We’d like to see them all out there. I don’t think it really matters what any of us did last year or any other year. We’re into a new season and that goes for everybody: coaches, players, veteran players, rookie players, guys that were on this team last year, guys that were on another team last year. We’re starting a new process. We all need to get ourselves ready. That encompasses the whole team. There’s nobody that’s exempt from that.

    Q: Yesterday you said that Vince Wilfork is probably the best at his position in the league. Do you think he’s underpaid?

    BB: Well, I think we all know what the salary structure in the NFL is – the draft choices and in the other categories the players fall into, so that’s what it is.
     
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    Q: Going back to the tight ends for a second, does the fact that you’ve brought in a couple of veteran guys that are fairly proven in this league does that change the dynamic of the competition? Does it put more pressure on a guy like Benjamin Watson to stay on the field?

    BB: I don’t know. I think it depends on how you look at it. I would say most players are competing with themselves, try to do their best and play at their highest level. You can really control what everybody else is doing out there or not doing. I think for the most part, most competitors, most athletes I’ve been around try to compete and do the best that they can. Whatever somebody else does or doesn’t do is out of their control. I’m not saying they aren’t affected by it, but I don’t think it really helps them to be worried or consumed by it because the there’s nothing they can do about it and whatever the coaches decide, the coaches decide – those are coaching decisions. Player decisions come on the field and that’s reflected in their performance. I think that’s what the player should be focused on and I think that’s what most of them are focused on. I wouldn’t say that’s 100 percent of the time, but I would say it’s a pretty high percentage.

    Q: Is there a big overlap of skills between Alex Smith and Benjamin Watson?

    BB: I think they all can do everything to some degree. I don’t think they’re so specialized that they can’t be competitive in another area: run blocking, pass blocking, route running, catching, adjusting, doing different jobs, being versatile and all that. I think they can all do that to some degree. One guy might be a little faster and one guy might be a little stronger, but I’d say – relatively speaking – that they all can do everything they need to do, maybe to a little different grade. We’ll see how all that turns out. We’ve only been at camp a little over a week. We’ve got a long way to go there.

    Q: What do you consider are Benjamin Watson’s strengths?

    BB: [Benjamin Watson has] got a lot of strengths. He’s fast. He’s athletic. He’s a real smart guy. He’s versatile athletically and he’s versatile mentally, so he can do a lot of things. He can play on the line. He can play off the line. He can play detached. He can play in close. He has a good skill set.

    Q: I know there is no right or wrong to this stuff, but in regard to hitting in camp, how does a coach know when to take his foot off the pedal and is there a point where you feel like it’s a risk to have guys out there in pads hitting?

    BB: I think as a coach you do what you feel is best for your football team in every area, whether that’s practicing in pads, conditioning, not conditioning, meeting longer or meeting shorter. Whatever it is, you do what’s best for your team and there’s a balance on that. I think you try to practice in the right way to minimize risk and minimize potential for injuries, but inevitably they’re about to happen even if you take all the precautions in the world. I don’t think we can just sit around and talk about it all year, here’s what we’re going to do and sit down, hold hands, chant and talk about what we’re going to do. Somewhere along the line, you got to get out there and perform it on the field and somewhere along the line you’ve got to perform it in practice to have a chance to perform it in a game situation. It’s pretty unlikely that if you can’t do it on a practice field that all of a sudden, magically everything will crystallize and you’ll have a lot of perfect plays run in game situations. I just don’t think that’s realistic. You know, get out there and run them in practice. I think it’s hard to expect those kind of results to happen in games. With that being said though, a wall of diminishing returns and there’s a point where you’ve got to balance with what you’re doing and who you’re doing it against. Sometimes less can be more, so I don’t think there’s any good right or wrong answer. I don’t think there’s any specific criteria. I think as a coach you have a feel for your team and your staff has a feel for their individual groups of players, which that’s important to me, too, how they feel about their specific player or groups and that’s not always in balance. Sometimes one group is under a little more stress than another based on numbers or the practice schedule or what you’re asking them to do. You try to balance all those things and do what’s best for the team.

    Q: How do you deal with the roster limits?

    BB: The rules have changed every couple of years since I’ve come into the league: roster size, IR rules, Europe guys, exemptions – all that. It seems like every year there’s some kind of different nuances to it or they change the rules, so whatever the rules are, whatever the roster limits are – that’s what our limits are. If they change, we’ll change. If they don’t then we’ll do it the way we’re doing it and try to do what’s best for the team. That’s why you see a lot of teams, when you look at the waiver wire, you see a lot of player movement on a daily basis. Guys that are coming and going for one reason or another on different lists or different categories, players being signed, players being released, it’s that time of year. There’s a lot of player movement on every team. That juggle in your roster is going to take place whether you had a Europe league, didn’t have a Europe league, had exemptions, had an 80-man roster, had an 84-man roster, had a 75 – whatever it is, there’s still going to be some of that anyway.

    Q: There was a study released that 80 percent of retired players, two years out of the league are either broke or divorced. How much time as a coach do you spend advising your players and warning them?

    BB: I think we have a very good program to introduce the rookie players into the National Football League when they come to our team and on a regular basis we have different player programs to provide information or assistance if needed to our players, and also the league runs a program that incorporates some of those things as well that they handle that all the players have to participate in. I think there are a number of things going on there and I think ours is good. I think our players get a lot out of it. I think they appreciate it. I know we put a lot into it. I think we have a lot of good people come and contribute to it, so that’s what we do. Is it perfect and can it be improved? We do that every year. We try to find better ways and more effective ways of doing things, but there’s a lot of things that change out there and we try to keep up with those and at least keep the players abreast of them. In the end each player has to make his own decisions about his life and his career and his business, so that’s personal, but there are other criteria that I think you can at least make the players aware of so they at least have that information to help them make good decisions. That’s what we do. I do think it’s important. I think we do a good job of it.

    Q: Have you had a discussion with Tom Brady yet about how much he’ll play in preseason?

    BB: I haven’t had that discussion.

    Q: Do you know when you’ll have that discussion?

    BB: I don’t have it scheduled right now, no.

    Q: The play that Benjamin Watson made in the playoff game against Denver, do you use those plays as teaching lessons in terms of making sure that players particularly on special teams and change of possession plays that they stay involved in the play?

    BB: I mean we coach that all the time: effort, finishing plays, covering after interceptions, tackling the interceptor, covering on kicking game, effort plays on defense on reverses and screen passes and things like that that are kind of loose plays in space that the more people you get to the ball the better chance you have of condensing the field and making the play versus letting athletic skilled players getting the ball in a lot of space. Absolutely, those plays are coached a lot. They are coached on how our team plays them and sometimes we’ll use examples of how to play those plays or sometimes how not to play them as they come up.

    Q: Shawn Crable came off the PUP list yesterday and he wasn’t out there this morning. You said yesterday that you can’t wait for guys, at what point do you say, ‘we can’t count on this guy’?

    BB: I think as there are a number of players that weren’t out there at practice today and there will be some that didn’t practice this morning that will practice this afternoon. There will be a lot that practice in both and there will be some that won’t practice in either one. I think each player’s situation is different and we’ll manage those players based on the recommendations from the medical and training staff on how to do what’s best for the player and also to a certain degree the coaching staff-on how we want to manage those players, their practice reps and their physical conditioning or physical situation and some of that is about the player. Sometimes it’s a situation where we want to try to give more reps to another player and back off of one player’s reps and it’s not injury related. There’s no set formula for that. Again, it’s trying to do what’s best for the team and trying to manage the team. Pretty much every player’s in that category one way or another.

    Q: You referenced the Europe league, what are your thoughts on the arena league?

    BB: Right now, my thoughts are really on our football team, training camp, getting ready for the season [and] the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m not really into solving the world’s problems and all that. I’m just trying to coach our football team.
     
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    Q: Can you compare Ron Brace and Vince Wilfork? Have you liked what you’ve seen so far?

    BB:
    Anytime you have two guys, two defensive linemen inside on the center and guards, as opposed to one and two linebackers, then you create some different matchups, different opportunities, different leverage points on the offense. We’ve done both all the way through camp with a 3-4 look and a 4-3 kind of look, so those three inside spots are occupied by a different couple of combinations and some different techniques. We’ll see how that goes. Maybe one will prevail over the other or maybe there will be a combination of both those kind of looks. We’ll have to see, but Ron and Vince are big guys, athletic, certainly can hold the point and are extremely stout, but when they penetrate or shoot the gap or try to get on the edge of a blocker instead or right over the top of them, sometimes they can be pretty hard to stop. They get a lot of momentum heading into the gap and-if you don’t get over in front of them they can penetrate and be disruptive. It creates some opportunities like that. We’re working on those things. We’ll evaluate them and see how it goes. As we get further along then we’ll either use one, the other or some combination of both.

    Q: By the way, since you were curious, Tom [Brady] was not bad on “Entourage” last night.

    BB:
    Like compared to me on Rescue Me? An Emmy-type performance?
     
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    I'm excited about his praise of Jonathan Wilhite.
     
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