Tonight the Patriots have what's generally thought of as the first dress rehearsal for the regular season. Typically this is the one preseason game where you'll see the regular players get a lot more snaps.
Yesterday was the last Patriots practice for fans to attend. As always, it was a great day to take in some football action in Foxboro. Of course with the teams not fully padded up and moving at reduced speeds, it was a little hard to gather any new Intel. Regardless, here are my observations from yesterday and what I'll be looking for tonight.
Well, it's finally here, Patriots' football. Like most New Englanders I've got some plans to watch football this evening and have my DVR set to record all of the action. With this being the first preseason game of the season and Tom Brady set to sit out the first month of the regular season (games, practices, meetings, speaking and playing catch with his boys), here is what I'll be looking for tonight.
Yesterday I made my annual trek to Patriot Place for the Patriots Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and in stadium practice. Once again, it was and incredible day for all in attendance.
As a longtime Patriots fan, I am well aware that Bill Belichick likes smart, diverse football players. I also know that he isn't very keen on "wasting" a roster spot. While this is true, this might be the year that Belichick decides to keep a return specialist on the team. While he doesn't ever want to be viewed as just a return man, undrafted rookie V'Angelo Bentley's skills in that department might be what keeps him on this year's team.
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