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October 8, 2007
Monday locker room look
Hey all --
It was a sparsely-attended locker room this afternoon, as most of the players headed home after team meetings.
But Troy Brown, who hasn't been spotted in several weeks, did walk through the room.
Ellis Hobbs was rocking Red Sox regalia -- a road jersey and a red Sox cap, though the jersey bore the number 18 and the name "Damon."
"Don't read too much into it," Hobbs said. "I went to a game my rookie year (and that was the jersey he bought). I'm all about the fashion, that's all."
Hobbs also had Sammy Morris' Texas Tech jersey hanging in front of his locker, and will have to wear it around the facility on Wednesday since Morris' Red Raiders beat Hobbs' Iowa State Cyclones last weekend.
There were also Tennessee windbreakers hanging on Richard Seymour's locker and on the back of Benjamin Watson's chair -- left there by Donte Stallworth, whose Volunteers upset Georgia.
Chad Scott was also in the room for a few minutes, and said he's feeling pretty good as he rehabs the knee injury suffered on the first day of training camp.
As tomorrow is an off day for the players, we're going to take a mental health day as well, so unless news breaks, we'll talk to you again Wednesday morning.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 3:55 PM to Ben Watson
, Chad Scott
, Donte Stallworth
, Ellis Hobbs
, Richard Seymour
, Sammy Morris
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Belichick: Turnovers made the difference
Hey all --
Bill Belichick has wrapped up his Monday morning press conference, and said that upon second look (and probably third and fourth), his initial thoughts on yesterday's game with Cleveland were validated -- New England had some problems schematically with some of the things the Browns did, the fourth-quarter scoring drive that ended with Benjamin Watson's second touchdown of the day was a big one for the Pats, and the four turnovers the defense had -- combined with the offense's ability to hold onto the ball -- made a big difference in the game.
Belichick also gave a lot of credit to Browns head coach Romeo Crennel and his schemes for containing Randy Moss (3 catches, 46 yards), and said that Cleveland played a big part in the Pats' offense converting just two of 12 third-down opportunities.
And Russ Hochstein, who started at center in place of Dan Koppen, got a tip of the cap, along with the entire offensive line, which once again kept Tom Brady upright for much of the game.
Through five games, Brady has been sacked just three times -- on pace for just 10 takedowns for the season, which would be the fewest by far in Patriots' history, and one of the best in NFL history.
The locker room is scheduled to open around 3:30 this afternoon, and we'll check in with more after that.
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