Before Patriots coach Bill Belichick canceled the final two days of Organized Team Activities Dorance Armstrong Jr. Jersey , he used what ended up being the final day not to push the needle forward, but to look backward.
Yes, the coach notorious for always putting last year behind him took his team on a trip to yesteryear.
Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Belichick gave his players on Tuesday “a wide-ranging history lesson on the roots of football.” In doing so, Belichick tried to create a throwback environment, with leather helmets dusted off and digital clocks covered up.
Also Patrick Roy Jersey , the players saw black-and-white video of old-school football, and they ate a lunch that would have resembled the lunch that football players ate in the old days (basically, the kind of crap the rest of us still eat now for lunch, like hamburgers and hot dogs).
“It was a lot of fun. We walked in and you could tell something different was going on than the normal practice day,” an unnamed player told Reiss. (The fact that the player wouldn’t give his name for something that innocuous underscores the reality that, even on a play day Womens Will Butcher Jersey , Belichick is still the most secretive coach in all of football.)
Said another unnamed player (again, innocuous):聽“The thing I’ve learned about Coach Belichick is that he loves history, loves the military, and any time he can incorporate teaching us about that, he loves to do it.”
The move also suggests that Belichick loves where his team currently is, given that three full days of OTAs ultimately were scrapped. Or maybe he simply realized that Andrew Ladd Jersey , without quarterback Tom Brady there, nothing significant was going to be accomplished.
The Ravens have enjoyed since 2012 the services of one of the strongest-legged kickers in the NFL. They may have a second one on the roster.
Via the Baltimore Sun, undrafted rookie kicker-punter聽Kaare Vedvik nailed a 70-yard field goal at the team’s practice facility on Wednesday.
There’s a big difference between making a 70-yard field goal with no one around and during game conditions, but it’s a positive sign for the player, who likely will have to go elsewhere if he hopes to land on a roster.
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