Zolak & Bertrand

Zolak & Bertrand

Zolak & Bertrand

The first day of Patriots OTAs is finally upon us, kicking off the next phase of the NFL offseason.

The schedule for today had Bill Belichick meeting with the media at 11 AM, practice taking place from 11:30-1:30, and Mac Jones, Ja’Whaun Bentley, Matthew Slater, Tyquan Thornton, and Rhamondre Stevenson doing player interviews right after.

Here are all the highlights from the day.

  • Bill Belichick enters the new media workroom

  • Had nothing to say about DeAndre Hopkins

  • Didn’t offer up much on the OTA punishment either

  • Mac Jones was the clear QB1

  • All the absentees

  • Bill O’Brien’s presence was clear

  • Mac Jones was Qb1 in all the drills

  • Jalen Mills picked off Bailey Zappe

  • Joe Judge was very hands on with the special teams unit

  • Lots of love for Tyquan Thornton on the day

  • Malik Cunningham with mostly WR work, QB work after practice

  • Ty Montgomery impressed as well

  • Riley Reiff and Calvin Anderson’s first work on the o-line

  • Lots of reps were going to Kendrick Bourne

  • Rookie Demario Douglas also flashed

  • Mac Jones showing his TEs love

  • Mac Jones on working with Bill O’Brien

  • Mac Jones on keeping his confidence after last year

  • Mac Jones comparing Bill O’Brien vs. Josh McDaniels

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