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New England Patriots Links 6/18/14 - Belichick: Not Time For Evaluations; Notes From Camp

Daily News and Links for 6/18/14

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  • Jeff Howe says that while few would scoff at the merits of advancing to three straight conference title games, it's not enough in New England.
  • Karen Guregian finds Patriots' receivers get no respect around the league.
  • Christopher Price writes that one year later, the Patriots passing game is a model of continuity among the AFC elite this offseason.
  • Mike Reiss tells us what stood out to him from Tuesday's session: Wilfork and Kelly in 11-on-11s; Music blares to create stress for offense; More.
  • Mike Reiss cleans out his minicamp notebook: Stage is set for solid competition along the OL in Training Camp; Shotgun snaps from center to QB were erratic; More.
  • Tom E. Curran collects his thoughts, observations and notes from minicamp: Easley, Dobson and Dennard out of the mix; Revis watch; More.
  • Christopher Price shares his minicamp notes: Specialists appeared to have a pretty good day; Bryan Stork & Ryan Wendell each had to run a lap after a botched snap; More.
  • Doug Kyed offers his two cents from Tuesday: Neither of the undrafted TEs has stood out so far; CB Daxton Swanson (?who?) continues to stand out among the reserve unit; More.
  • Nick Underhill weighs in with some Tuesday notes: Wilfork 'looks spry during drills'; Danny Amendola continues to impress; Roy Finch showed off some good hands; More.
  • Jeff Howe notes Jimmy Garoppolo unleashed his first wow moment with a 'majestic' pass into Jeremy Johnson's hands down the right sideline, 35-40 yards away.
  • Phil Perry notes Jimmy Garoppolo sees the difference between the speed of the NFL and college is like 'night and day'.
  • Zuri Berry sizes up the tight ends on the roster, with Michael Hoomanawanui assessing himself and the group.
  • Rich Thompson says Tommy Kelly is using minicamp as an opportunity to convince the coaching staff that he is healthy and prepared to play.
  • Zuri Berry thinks Tommy Kelly will be under scrutiny at Training Camp as he tries to fend off a slew of younger defensive tackles.
  • Erik Frenz reports Duron Harmon has modeled his game after the league's best safeties while 'preparing like a starter'.
  • Christopher Price notes that Duron Harmon is listening and still learning in anticipation of a possible full-time move to safety.
  • Mike Reiss serves up some leftover soundbites from players after day 1 of minicamp.
  • Erik Frenz Minicamp Notes: Jimmy Garoppolo got into a rhythm after shaky OTAs; He wasn't perfect but definitely showed improvement; Roster attendance and participation; Noted drops: Vereen (2), LaFell, Gallon (punt); Boyce and Davis getting opportunities as the gunners in ST drills; Kline and Halapio getting good reps at guard; Starting safety next to McCourty appears to be Harmon's to lose; Smith, Kelly & Wilfork were full participants for two hours of practice; More.
  • Zuri Berry notes Bill Belichick broke down his thoughts on the offseason process and revealed when he begins to even judge his players.
  • Tom E. Curran points out Belichick stressed minicamp is not the time for evaluations yet.
  • Zuri Berry passes on Bill Belichick's thoughts on 'mysterious' DL Armond Armstead.
  • Zuri Berry picks out Bill Belichick's thoughts on new LB James Anderson, brought in for a veteran presence and for his experience on special teams.
  • ESPN Boston posts some pics of yesterday's practice.
  • Mike Reiss answers his weekly Patriots Mailbag: D-line uncertainty, screen game's re-emergence; More.