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RT @BenVolin: Belichick explained today how the Falcons try to emulate the Seahawks https://t.co/Cncszj7cFO

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Belichick explained today how the Falcons try to emulate the Seahawks https://t.co/Cncszj7cFO

@Mlever84 young in the secondary, mediocre pass rush, and easy to diagnose before the snap whether it's man or zone coverage

As a fan of the NFL's leading wolf I am disinterested in the appearance of its figurehead sheep. https://t.co/sJNDvLwc1a

@Winger23 they have a coaching advantage versus every team

@Detective_Magoo that early fumble in the RZ killed them, Packers were banged up, Packers got down big and became one dimensional

Jags were coached by Gus Bradley, who brought Seattle's system to Jax. Quinn is doing the same in ATL. But they don't have Seattle's players

Watching the Falcons' D try to emulate Seattle's scheme reminds me of last year's Pats-Jaguars game. 9 real possess… https://t.co/OhYrwPeSb8

Their midday show ... Rick & Joe. Or whatever guy 2s name is https://t.co/c85qgSCoqB

So The Game radio station in Atlanta is now on race bait takes.....classeless, saying Boston is a racist city... that's The Game in Atlanta

@EwellMello @toph_guy Yup. But I'm too afraid of her, gonna keep my mouth shut.

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Bill Belichick Raves About Falcons’ Team Speed In Lead Up To Super Bowl LI https://t.co/0viS6Up7cd

And the 1 is basically only because Boston didn't want the Braves anymore (and neither did Milwaukee). https://t.co/qfUEYpihQz

RT @RyanHannable: According to @NFLResearch, the city of Atlanta has 1 championship in 179 seasons from its major professional teams. Bosto…

The Patriots were one of the last teams to extend draft picks early so Gronk's extension does not stand out to me a… https://t.co/mIBLV4wWD4

There are only 23 players on the Patriots' 53-man roster who were with the team in 2014.

According to @NFLResearch, the city of Atlanta has 1 championship in 179 seasons from its major professional teams. Boston has 9 since 2000.


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Discussion in 'Patriots 2008 Training Camp Reports and Photos' started by BradyManny, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Belated notes for my first Pats training camp trip. Hadn't been to a professional practice of any kind since going to the C's in Waltham as a teenager (though thats not THAT long ago). Of course, NBA practice is much different. I left with a new appreciation for the folks like Reiss, SMY, Perillo and posters here who can go and bring back worthy observations given how often there are multiple things going on and sometimes only one is handy to where you are sitting.

    So, from my own vantage point, it was - to my contentment - easiest to hone in on the wideouts and especially my main man Chad Jackson, who given the absence of Moss and Welker, was active during the day.

    - For all the talk about Chad having a mixed camp, or trouble separating, my homer eyes didn't see it. He separated from the DBs in the drills, once on a deep route where the ball was badly overthrown and once going up against Meriweather on a quick out (made the catch). He looked pretty comfortable in the scrimmages and passing drills, although one time it appeared he hesitated on which side he was to line up on. He seems adept at any routes sending him to the inside, he got open and was the target quite a few times. I also noted him having a private convo w McD before practice started - let's hope he's spent a lot of time w him over the offseason.

    - I noted that Kelley Washington broke off from the receivers when they went to do cone drills in order to go work with special teams. Washington didn't make a huge impression either way when working with the receivers, to me at least.

    - Speaking of special teams, Sam Aiken - as others have pointed out - may have more value than just that. As a receiver, he was quite active on the day and caught a few balls. He is much bigger than I anticipated. He almost looks like a tight end out there to be honest - both in terms of his size, fortunately, and unfortunately, his mobility. I still think its a long shot that he makes an impact as a wideout, but he did make his presence felt there in camp yesterday.

    - With Welker out, Gaffney did a lot of work out of the slot. Although he was sent deep on one play during scrimmages, and Wilhite had nice coverage to knock it away.

    - I love Slater thus far. And I think BB does, too. At the end of practice, Slater and BB had about a five minute private discussion at mid-field.

    - The defensive backs generally impressed. Fernando Bryant looks pretty good out there, and I disagree w a Reiss comment from yesterday that his coverage on a long ball was pass interference. As there's no face-guarding rule, I think what he did was good clean coverage, and the receiver couldn't get open.

    - Both Mayo and Meriweather look good and seem vocal and active - granted, there were a lot of stars absent at the early practice.

    - Capers gets really hands on with the DBs and really demonstrates technique. Love his addition to the staff.

    - The backup QBs were not too hot, especially early on. By the scrimmage they were starting to hit targets a little more consistently, but early on in the day they were doing drills, I honestly felt I could get out there and toss it better than any of the 3 of them could.
     
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  2. PatsFan37

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    Good stuff. Between you and the fish and others on the board, the private citizens of training camp are turning in some nice observations.
     
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