10 takeaways from Day 11 of Patriots coaching camp


The newest on Joe Mazzulla’s look, Invoice Belichick’s tackle Matthew Judon’s new deal, and a very-fast scout-team quarterback.

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A soggy day in Foxborough started with an look from Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla and ended with Patriots quarterback Mac Jones getting drenched by rain throughout his media availability.

Each Jones and Bailey Zappe spoke after follow, giving an replace on the place they really feel the offense stands because the Patriots head into their first preseason recreation.

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With the Houston Texans coming to city on Thursday, the Patriots continued so as to add extra game-like parts to follow. This time, there have been yard markers on the sphere, and referees in attendance.

Listed here are ten takeaways from the motion.

Joe Mazzulla noticed at follow

Carrying a navy blue Patriots windbreaker, Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla had a dialog with Invoice Belichick whereas gamers had been warming up.

It’s the second yr in a row the Rhode Island native has discovered time to cease by Patriots coaching camp.

Mazzulla has made a behavior out of taking inspiration from different Boston sports activities groups, whether or not it’s a visit to Foxborough or displaying ESPN’s “4 Days in October” documentary concerning the 2004 Pink Sox to the Celtics throughout the Japanese Convention Finals in opposition to Miami.

Belichick is completely happy that Judon’s new deal is completed

Guaranteeing that Matthew Judon doesn’t have a problem together with his contract looks as if a win-win for each Judon and the Patriots.

Judon will get extra assured cash and the Patriots get a veteran chief who was top-5 within the NFL in sacks final yr and has stated he needs to complete his profession in Foxborough.

“Yeah, any time we signal a contract, then we had been pleased with it, they had been pleased with it, and it’s completed,” stated Belichick.

No Jonathan Jones meant a much bigger dose of Jack Jones

Jonathan Jones was not accessible to follow, which meant that Jack Jones acquired reps reverse Christian Gonzalez throughout scrimmages.

It was a little bit of a bounce-back day for Jones, who left follow early on Thursday and watched the rest of it from the sidelines. Right this moment appeared to go extra easily for him.

Belichick stated he didn’t have any remark about what occurred on Thursday.

David Andrews returns to follow

Veteran heart David Andrews practiced on Monday after lacking a pair of practices with a concussion. It was a welcome sight for the banged-up Patriots offensive line who proceed to overlook beginning guards Cole Strage and Mike Onwenu, together with left deal with Trent Brown.

Play of the day: Kayshawn Boutte’s catch

A rookie who has come on sturdy recently after a comparatively gradual begin is sixth-round decide Kayshawm Boutte from LSU.

He had a leaping one-handed catch on a move from scout-team QB Malik Cunningham that drew ooohs and ahhhs from the group.

Malik Cunningham is…very quick for a QB

Cunningham, who performed quarterback at Louisville, has been principally working with the Patriots as a receiver. However, he acquired some snaps at quarterback in the present day and was capable of showcase his wheels. His sideline-to-sideline pace is not like another quarterback on the roster.

“It’s superior, man. He’s very athletic,” Mac Jones stated. “He’s a sensible child; he works onerous. He doesn’t get a number of reps, however you possibly can see when he’s in there that he’s a little bit little bit of a playmaker. Perhaps I can take a few of his working means and add it to my recreation.”

Christian Barmore picked up Kody Russey off his ft

Offensive lineman Kody Russey is listed at 6-foot-2, 295 kilos. Throughout a rep in one-on-one drills, Christian Barmore made transferring him look straightforward.

“Yeah, I picked him up off his ft,” Barmore stated. “That’s my man, however that’s a transfer I need to study, find out how to decide individuals up extra. Actually, he’s brief. I had a wrist after which I carried it with me. He had me, so I needed to work on a counter.”

Marcus Jones vs. DeMario Douglas: Fascinating to look at

Whereas there weren’t essentially any spotlight performs from this matchup in the present day, watching Marcus Jones cowl DeMario Douglas within the slot in a speed-on-speed matchup needs to be one of the vital enjoyable matchups to look at throughout coaching camp.

Each are explosive, shifty with their ft, and fairly brief in comparison with the opposite receivers and defensive backs. Jones stated earlier in camp that he’s nonetheless making ready for some touches on offense, along with his protection and particular groups duties.

However, having one other speedster who could make individuals miss and watching him go match up in opposition to Jones in follow, can’t harm.

Trent Brown laughs on the notion of a contract dispute

Trent Brown has been at follow, however not collaborating in scrimmages. Though he’s not sporting a crimson non-contact jersey, Brown stated on Monday he hasn’t been capable of take part absolutely as a result of he’s injured. He scoffed at a query about him probably sitting out due to a problem together with his contract.

Getting it completed within the rain

Mac Jones went 10-14 within the rain, and credited some wet days this offseason for serving to him put together.

“It’s more durable, proper? It’s a must to anticipate it to be more durable,” Jones stated. “And it’s not going to be good. There’s going to be some missed throws, some dropped balls, it’s what it’s. However you’ve simply acquired to maintain discovering a solution to win.”