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October 19, 2007
Friday practice: Deja vu
Practice today, held under a very grey sky, looked mighty similar to the previous two days, at least from an attendance standpoint.
Eric Alexander, Benjamin Watson, Sammy Morris and Mel Mitchell were not on the field during media access, the same quartet that's been missing all week.
The players are in shells and shorts; Bill Belichick, when asked about yesterday's walkthrough practice, said it was for mental emphasis of things and indicated today's practice might be longer to make up for it.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 12:30 PM | Permalink
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Friday wrapup: Fun n' games...and 'Air Coryell'?
Hey all --
With the Red Sox in the ALCS and a less-than-imposing opponent on the Pats' schedule this week, today's media contingent at Gillette Stadium was the smallest we've seen in a couple of years.
Because of that, there were some off-the-beaten-path questions asked of Bill Belichick, with several focused on the "Air Coryell" offense Don Coryell and the Chargers used around 25 years ago.
Belichick was also asked about the recently-passed NFL trading deadline, and how much activity there really is. Because of the intricacies and differences in systems, Belichick said, it's hard to bring a player in and get him integrated and effective for the 10 remaining weeks of the season, and that's why there aren't many trades.
In the locker room, it was the typical light Friday, with a lot of music and singing and Laurence Maroney taking center stage. The running back, who always seems to have a smile on his face and something to say, was joking with reporters.
There was also a lot of dominoes and activity at the game table.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 11:50 AM to Laurence Maroney
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