I know this was a big topic of contention when the schedule was announced. Some, like myself, believed that the Pats would stay on the West Coast rather than flying back and forth, and some believed that Belichick wouldn't "break his routine" by forcing players to stay out there. Here is what Mike Reiss had to say today in his mail bag: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extras/askreiss/06_10_08/?page=8 It makes sense. And Belichick DOES have connections in California (Fresno St anyone?) where the team could practice.