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Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Not a good look for D.C. Keith Butler https://t.co/fd14lHWSJK

RT @ToneDeRone: @CSNNE @Gary_Tanguay @RutgersU more stuff like this please. The Felger style sports talk gets old...

RT @FieldYates: The Browns have signed LB Jamie Collins to a four-year extension through the 2020 season.

Steelers admit they were surprised by Patriots’ offensive attack https://t.co/vsu3ZtLaxR via @WEEI

@ironcity1176 hey they were 4-5, thought I had something there back in October. But nice job turning the season around

Antonio Brown can't stop his end zone dancing moves. But Malcolm Butler did https://t.co/Jy1lSVJGYZ

Film Study: What the heck were the Steelers doing on defense? https://t.co/cOBeT1aEYE

We're live. Good info from Devin McCourty and Jerod Mayo. We're Quick Firing in a minute. https://t.co/1Qzw3kb3dR

@TMurph207 @koppen67 thank you! Jinx. Jinx? Jinx?? (doing that in my Jim Mora voice)

Already bro 😤😤 you already know how we get down 💪🏾💪🏾 https://t.co/RsW0VWNh4H

RT @TAMU: Aggie Martellus Bennett was recognized by @ForbesUnder30 for 🏈, as well creating books & films! https://t.co/DTIBsTh4lg @Martysau

This...says a lot about the pro bowl. RT @AdamSchefter: Tom Brady will be replaced in the Pro Bowl by Andy Dalton.

If Jamie Collins played for the Red Sox, at least we'd know by now what went wrong in New England. #smearcampaign

Jamie Collins gets paid more than Luke Kuechley after Patriots D got better without him https://t.co/ylmr6w2Nbb

Oh this is amazeballs. I would love to read it. So original. https://t.co/A5bwqL0Q7b

Jamie Collins' four-year deal with the Browns includes $26.5 million guaranteed, making him the NFL's highest-paid ILB, per source.

Going to research for a blog about the Collins' impact on Hightower and then watch @Gotham . May not be back tonight.

@patscap @dpeezyjr I wasn't going to look it up, but i knew Miguel would know

RT @corryjoel: Dont'a Hightower's guarantee will top $26M whether it's from the Pats or some other team. https://t.co/ttPXMbxEam


The Official "Everything OTA" Thread

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by strngplyr, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. strngplyr

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    This is just going to be a collection of tweets, links, articles, etc. of everything OTA related. Player updates, health status, "progress" during t-shirt practices, attendance, etc.

    Yes, it's OTAs, but it's June, there isn't much else to talk about, so here we go, a bunch of updates from today, it sounds like the defense dominated in the rain for the most part, but to be noted that offensive attendance seemed worse:

    Nick Underhill@Nick_Underhill
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    Did not see Dobson, Dennard, C. Fleming, Easley, Gallon or Armstead

    Nick Underhill@Nick_Underhill · 1h
    LaFell and Mankins back. Gronk, Kelly, Wilfork, Solder among those limited. TK and VW did some drills

    Nick Underhill@Nick_Underhill · 1h
    Lot of picks. All QBs struggled with rain

    Nick Underhill@Nick_Underhill · 34m
    LaFell on going against Revis: “It’s hard. You don’t want to look like a dumb butt on film.”

    Nick Underhill@Nick_Underhill · 24m
    Thought Daxton Swanson looked goo again. He flashed last week. Did some nice things again today.

    Nick Underhill@Nick_Underhill · 22m
    LaFell had a nice catch on Chung after McCourty moved down in the box.

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    LaFell: "Revis...He's seen it all, man. None of the tricks you do are going to work on him."

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    Logan Mankins and Brandon LaFell were present and accounted for at today's OTA after missing last week's session available to media.

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    Did not see Aaron Dobson, Alfonzo Dennard or Dominique Easley put on the practice field today. #patriotstalk

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    Gronkowski, Solder, Slater highlighted a rehab group that made its way inside the bubble after a few minutes. Smith also went in eventually.

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    Returning kicks today were Boyce, LaFell, Finch and (looked like) Vereen. Still no numbers on shirts. Only on shorts, helmets.

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    Didn't see Wilfork do a ton, but seemed to moving fine when he was out there. Took some reps with Kelly, Ninkovich, Chandler Jones.

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    Armstead, Gallon, Fleming also among those not seen out there today. #PatriotsTalk

    Phil Perry@PhilAPerry · 1h
    One play that got big reaction from Patriots defense near the end of practice: Brady picked by Browner deep down sideline.


    Please post anything you guys see, it's nice to have it all in one place.
     
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    http://bostonherald.com/sports/patr...vince_wilfork_extends_workout_brandon_browner

    Josh Boyce had a really good day, and his development could be a big story this offseason if he stays healthy. His speed has really stuck out, especially getting through to the second and third levels of the defense, and Brady hit him with a beautiful throw as Boyce split the safeties to get to the end zone. LaFell said after Boyce has played a key role helping him learn the system.
     
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    Doug Kyed @DougKyedNESN :

    Patriots OTAs Observations: Jimmy Garoppolo Struggles In Rainy Conditions http://wp.me/p2AlCJ-1r11

    Danny Amendola said he trained with Jimmy Garoppolo before the combine. Was just a coincidence -- both were in LA.

    Patriots UDFA name to watch so far: CB Daxton Swanson. Picked off Ryan Mallett.
     
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    Not sure why, but this cracked me up.
     
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    The most interesting part is that LaFell credits Boyce with helping him learn the system, I hope that Boyce knows it well enough to help teach, lol.
     
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    If there's anyone I want to make the 2nd year jump it's Boyce. I guess I'm assuming Collins will but Boyce's athleticism jumped off the screen even in a crappy year.
     
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    I wonder if that's habbit to avoid him in a real game, or if his guys are just completely irrelevant.
     
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    The bolded is music to my ears. The kid has all the tools necessary to be exactly what this offense needs. If he "gets it", it would be huge for this offense.
     
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    Mark Daniels ‏@MarkDanielsPJ4 mins
    I've been impressed with Josh Boyce so far. He looks bigger and has made a couple of nice catches. He also seems to be the leading KR.


    Mike Loyko ‏@NEPD_Loyko2 mins
    Heard this week that Josh Boyce was having a great off-season/OTA. Some of the practice reports today only verify that.


    A few reporters have said KT looks good - and somewhat bigger - also.
     
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    KT Tweeted about joining the "200lbs club" a month or 2 back so it's understandable that he looks bigger.
     
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    I kind of regret this thread already, I hate how amazing everyone is during the offseason, it's just got me even more excited now.

    It sounds like KT may not be as easily knocked off as everyone expected, at least based on reports so far.

    But like everyone points out, EVERYONE is an all-pro this time of year according to team media.
     
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    I remember last year how good Sudfeld was looking. That continued all the way through preseason, the bubble only bursting once the real games started.

    Still, this stuff is more fun than NOT reading about football.
     
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    I don't and didn't expect that he would. For a while last season, he was by far and away looking better than his other two rookie counterparts at the position.
     
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    And Chad Jackson would have been a HOFer by now. As for Sudfeld, given an offseason to bulk up a little I think he could still be interesting. I wouldn't be shocked if he turns out to be a rare Belichick bad cut.
     
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    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-...out-from-patriots-ota-2?ex_cid=espnapi_public

    Mike Reiss' thoughts are excellent to read as always.

    I'm getting very excited about the WR battle, it sounds like KT has bulked up and been playing well, Boyce sounds like he's made strides, LaFell is receiving compliments from everyone, we know what to expect from Amendola and Edelman in this system already when health allows.

    Suddenly Dobson is the biggest question mark while being sidelined with his foot issue.
     
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    Daxton Swanson -- how can you not love that name?
     
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    And if he can earn a regular spot the 45, he could also be a terrific KR asset. Definitely one of the players I'm keeping my fingers crossed for!
     
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    Zach Moore.

    Zach... Thomas Moore.

    Zach... Thomas.


    This guy has a brilliant future ahead of him!
     
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    I can't wait for training camp. It's interesting comparing your own observations while attending TC to the reporters' observations.

    I'd be skeptical on Boyce. Reporters last season were raving about him at TC and in reality he looked lost/couldn't get separation. Although to be fair I agreed with them that Sudfeld was looking great when I was there.

    BTW, how about our 3rd team college offense?

    QB: Garoppolo
    RB: White, Houston, Finch
    WR: The three UDFAs, Gallon
    TE: Watson, Jones
     

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