New England Patriots

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

As the Patriots practice indoors in Foxboro, an intense “bomb-cyclone” snowstorm batters New England. But of course, a little snow won’t stop the team from making it to work on time.

According to multiple reports, running back Mike Gillislee was the lone absence at Patriots practice on Thursday. He sat out due to a knee injury and NOT due to the snowstorm. Alan Branch and Rex Burkhead, however, practiced again after returning on Wednesday.

Bill Belichick stuck to his “No Days Off” policy amid the storm, but not even he thought they needed to practice outside. In light of the outrageous weather, Thursday’s practice took place inside the Empower Field House, also known as “the bubble.”

Asked about the pride he takes in going to work in the face of a crippling snowstorm, Belichick shrugged. “I don’t know. Every day is a work day,” he deadpanned to reporters on Thursday.

Don't tell Bill Belichick about snow. The Patriots practice indoors, but go to work nonetheless. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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Despite the team ultimately practicing in the bubble, reporters on hand in Foxboro captured a wild scene outside.

In any event, the Patriots won’t be deterred from getting in a full workload despite the snow. Even when the Patriots practice indoors as a storm rages outside, it’s business as usual at Gillette.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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