The Friday presser is always an excellent hint as to how the previous week's practices and preparations went. Alot of us tend to watch the Friday presser with a bit more of an eye to BB's mannerisms. Yesterday, he comes in smiling and makes a little joke. He tries mightily to defeat the grin and finally wins that battle after about 10 seconds. However, tone of voice is far less monotone than usual. The two big 'tells"? 1) Eye contact - - he was making normal, well-adjusted human being eye contact. That usually doesn't happen much in the pressers. 2) He was in chatty football professor mode - - answers were long and full of info and strategy. The Reiss' and Bedards love it the 2-3 times per season that he does this - - they cherish those sessions like backstage passes to a Stones concert. Of course, it also came on a day where there were far fewer media members in the seats than usual (it being a Saturday, instead of a Friday). Bill Belichick Press Conference - 12/8/2012 .