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Quick notes on Patriots Practice

Tom Brady hands off to Blount - Photo by Martin Morales

Tom Brady hands off to Blount
– Photo by Martin Morales

The New England Patriots were back out on the field for another practice of training camp.

Just some quick notes to sum up the day.

Tom Brady was sharp again spreading the ball around to different receivers, and Tight End Zac Sudfeld continues to be a redzone favorite of Brady’s. Ryan Mallett was back on the field today as expected after taking a hit to head in the game Friday Night. Tim Tebow continues to have good and bad moments in camp. He is though, consistently the first and last player to leave the field. He spent 20 minutes extra again today to work on throwing.

Josh Boyce had a great practice today. Excellent route runner with explosive speed, can go deep successfully. Dobson was solid and is proving to be a top wide out along with Amendola. Thompkins is another guy whose been having a great camp, but didn’t have the best of days today.

Tebow hands off to Ridley Photo by Martin Morales

Tebow hands off to Ridley
Photo by Martin Morales

LeGarrette Blount is not a good practice player but an excellent game player as he showed in the Eagles game, but not a good day today. He will play his former team, Tampa Bay Friday. He will be practicing with them for the rest of the week. Bolden whose competing to make the team, had a bad day as well. He needs to step up. Washington continues to impress in the return game.

Tavon Wilson is falling down the depth chart quickly, struggling through camp. Adrian Wilson has taking over his role at the safety spot, being the hybrid linebacker and playing in the “money” position when the defense uses personnel packages with extra defensive backs. Duron Harmon is continuing to have a good camp and earning first team reps. The rookie safety is excellent in coverage so far.

Brandon Spikes says he’s been working on his coverage skills but was beaten several times by Daniel Fells up the middle on passes by Tom Brady.

Ryan Allen the rookie punter, and Zoltan Mesko are in a tightly contested competition for the starting punter job. Allen twice won the Ray Guy Award, the Heisman for punters in college, and he out performed Mesko in the preseason game against the Eagles, 54 yards to 44.7.  Mesko ranked 28th in the NFL last year by averaging 43.1 yards per punt, but 28 of 60 attempts were downed inside the 20-yard line, giving him the third-best percentage in the NFL.

We will cover tomorrow’s practice so keep checking back.

Gronk watches  Photo by Martin Morales

Gronk watches
Photo by Martin Morales

Tom Brady - Photo by Martin Morales

Tom Brady
– Photo by Martin Morales

 


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