clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

New England Patriots Links 8/03/09 - Vince Redd Cut, Rob Ninkovich, Jamar Love signed

<em>Patriots cornerbacks Leigh Bodden (23) and Patrick Chung team up to force an interception during the afternoon training camp practice session. Chung ended up with the ball. Saturday, August 1, 2009.</em>
Patriots cornerbacks Leigh Bodden (23) and Patrick Chung team up to force an interception during the afternoon training camp practice session. Chung ended up with the ball. Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Shalise Manza Young makes note of Bill Belichick entering his 35th NFL season and 10th with the Patriots, and how he still has a passion for the game.

Belichick may not readily be classified as a "player’s coach," but Wes Welker has figured out a trick to stay on his good side.

"My perception was that he was definitely a [tough] guy and kind of on you all the time. He’s definitely that," Welker said. "He can be very easygoing, too. As long as you prove to him that you handle your business and you work hard and you take care of everything you need to take care of, then he’s a lot more easygoing with you. You just have to continue to do those things and make sure that he trusts you, then things are usually a lot smoother with him."

Ian Rapoport asserts Joey Galloway is a good catch for Pats.

"Joey’s had a lot of production in this league," Belichick said. "He played both inside and outside at Tampa. He’s also a good player with the ball in his hands, run after catch and some return skills earlier. He’s got good versatility. He’s able to run good routes underneath, run good vertical routes and play inside and outside."

If Galloway presents the Pats with some options, Belichick may be able to take fewer receivers to a game. That’s a plus.

TRAINING CAMP OBSERVATIONS

TEAM SHOTS

LOCAL SHOTS

LONG SHOTS