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    From the Patriots Mailing List...
    Also Go see his excellent posted pics at...
    http://www.erdoboy.com/patriots/images/2006-tc/2006_training_camp.htm


    As Mrs. B noted today, notes are essential as after 7 practice sessions
    the days, times and players are all starting to blur into one homologous
    mass of blood sweat and nylon.

    As noted by others I will add to the concern voiced about the number of
    players who have yet to step on the field. Practice seems full until you
    realize that the likes of Harrison, Seymour, Hill, Graham, Branch,
    Koppen..the list goes on and on,...have missed all or parts of the
    training thus far. It is hard to imagine where they found all the kids
    on the field now. It is also hard to imagine where any of them much less
    the lot are gonna fit once the likes of Richard, Deion and Dan return to
    the team. Basically any of the players on the training camp roster with
    the notation FA-06 after the name of their school are basically just
    cannon fodder awaiting the arrival of the Turk. Karen introduced me to
    an interesting thing today. At the entrance to the TC complex is a tiny
    white board where the fine folk from PFW update the additions (like we
    need more players..) cuts and changes. Had i known about this a few days
    ago it might have helped in trying to figure out who on the field doing
    their Ryan Clairidge impression.

    Caldwell the import from San Diego has been the hot pass catcher thus far.
    I have no doubt that he makes the cut.
    Next up, this kid Stone #14 has often displayed hands of stone. Seems
    only a matter of time until homer Simpson begins singing the Stone
    cutter song. While we today added #2 - Kelvin Kight (or is it Knight?)
    we still have my choice to long shot hopeful to make the team, #1 Keron
    Henry, WR out of UConn.He has been coming on over the past few days and
    I think he has a shot.

    One thing that is as certain as the rising of the sun is that when the
    team is running multi unit drills and some one commits a miscue, ol'
    Billy B. will extract his pad from his rear pocket and jot down the
    offenders name. The last one I saw today was when Cassel threw over the
    middle to WR Eric Davis #19 and the ball was..well lets just say it wasn't
    caught.

    On Saturday I had noticed that Maroney had a bit of a hitch in his
    stride when he was walking between work stations.
    On Sunday again at one time or another he seemed to have a less than
    fluid gait. However when he ran he was as fast as the wind and as hard
    to catch. Well on Monday I again noticed it and this time it seemed even
    more pronounced. Now understand that during drills he is simply amazing.
    In one 11 on 11 drill he ran to the line began to reverse directions to
    the right and put a spin move on new DE Kader Drame that was as smooth
    and natural as tornado in the middle of Kansas and left Drame grasping
    at swirling air.
    On Kick-off coverage drills he clearly had some limping going on in his
    gait. So does he just have a naturally weird walk? or is there something
    else at work here.
    BTW, Maroneys jerseys are available in the pro-shop. Get yours soon and
    be the second on the list to support our number 1 draft pick.

    My favorite work station of Monday came in the morning.
    A Rb and a LBor DB would lay on the ground about 20 feet apart heads
    pointing towards each other. When the whistle blew both would jump to
    their feet. The RB with the ball would try to get past the line where
    the defenders feet had started, thus scoring a TD. The LB of course
    tried to stop them from reaching the end zone. Some interesting match
    ups. Most memorable of the day? Tedy B put a major smack down on Cobbs
    on his first go round. On the other end of the spectrum Gus Scott went
    to go after Kevin Faulk and was left standing with a stupid look on his
    face as Kevin went left and had nary a finger laid on him.

    Interesting thing about the OL. At the end of the last few session they
    have come over in front of the stands and have lined up their helmets on
    one of the lines on the field and stand in a circle. It get really weird
    when Mankins breaks out the guitar and starts playing Kumbaya.

    Despite the fact that others were missing, it did seem odd today when
    Bruschi was in practice in the morning but Missing for the afternoon.

    Well there might have been more but at this point I am too tired to
    write more and 6 am comes early...
    See you at the stadium tonight.

    Ed
    www.erdoboy.com/patriots/
     
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    hopefully Bru was just getting the old vet day off treatment.
     
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    thanks a lot for your observations. hopefully I will be able to make it to another practice or two this summer!
     
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    I was thinking about this in general with the likes of Brady, Bru and others missing some practices as hopeful healthy days off. And came to my own conclusion that there are more healthy misses this year than normal because of the frequecny of two a days. any other opinions?
     
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    I like his writing style. Who is he? I have seen his TC pics and now have read this but I have not seen him post here.

    One other thing why are people so interested in the tackling drill between the RB and Defender where they lay down with their heads pointing to each other? I read a TC report the other day with a similar description and the reporter asked what the name of it was as if it were a new drill. I did that drill all through High School.

    Has anyone else not heard of this drill?
     
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    Erdoboy posts on the Pats mailing list. Used to live in Japan and is now attending his 1st training camp with Mrs B.

    I too like watching the old 'head to head' drill. It's entertaining.
     
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    Who wears 46 White? Cory Mays has 46 on the Patriots.com roster, but he should be in blue...
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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