Are two-a-day practices good, to get players both mentally and physically prepared? Are two-a-day practices bad because modern players don't need this conditioning and they'll eventually tune their coach out? Or do the standard rules simply not apply since the head coach is Bill Belichick? I came across this article which made me think about these questions, though the columnist offered no definitive opinion of his own: No special treatment for Patriots by Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald I'm not sure what Buckley is trying to say; is it: The Pats are toast; the dynasty is over? Belichick is in desperation mode to win this year? It's just business as usual; simply adapting to the current circumstances? Let me (the writer) throw a bunch of ideas out there and hope for debate and hits to the web site? Regardless of Buckley's intention with this article - any thoughts on the idea of whether or not two-a-days are good or bad? From what I've read so far it doesn't seem as if the players are being worn down and it will effect them negatively late in the season. As I recall there was an emphasis on conditioning two years ago agter the way the 2006 season ended in the AFCCG to the Colts. I'm just curious what those that have been at training camp think what Belichick's motivation was to go to two-a-day's this year.