Tweets from Patriots training camp: Slow tempo, offense still disjointed, and other observations
Jul 30, 2022; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots senior football advisor Matt Patricia coaches quarterback Mac Jones (10) at the Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium. Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
The Patriots were on the practice field once again on Wednesday in shoulder pads and shorts this time. Here are some of the observations made by the assembled media down in Foxboro.
Today’s practice was almost exclusively 11-on-11 periods. A good amount of those were around walk-through pace. It definitely seemed like an adjustment day, working through what the team has been seeing on film this week.
Much slower tempo to #Patriots practice on Wednesday in shells. Wouldn’t look too much into results, with emphasis on correcting mental mistakes. Offensive scheme had the same look as the first two days in pads.
Largely a jog through shells practice for Patriots. Assume they’ll go pads and hard tomorrow. Offense still clunky in that setting. Hoyer back but limited. Stevenson out after dealing with something yesterday.
Lighter morning in shorts and shells for the @Patriots on Wednesday, following their longest practice of camp. Slower pace after two days in pads to start the week. @nflnetwork’s Scott Pioli was among the attendees, pictured here with director of pro scouting Steve Cargile. pic.twitter.com/ByAB6RISU1
#Patriots training camp Day 8: 🏈This was a get-the-offense-back-on-track practice run at 3/4 to full speed. 🏈Mac 15/17 INT, Zappe 19/25 🏈PBUs: Mills, Phillips 🏈INT: Mitchell 🏈Sacks: Judon, Wilson, Ray, Pharms Jr., Team 🏈Offense still can't run the ball, win in the red zone.
More: 🏈Mac went 1/2 with 2 sacks in the red-zone period, but 9/11 with an INT overall in 11-on-11s. 🏈Jakobi Meyers, Kristian Wilkerson and Ty Montgomery inhaled targets. 🏈Tons of Montgomery today. He saw 7 touches between RB and WR. 🏈Punt returners: M. Jones, Bryant, Nixon.
More: 🏈Belichick said the staff wanted to correct mistakes from the past 2 days. That meant heavy outside/inside zone runs. 🏈Mitchell's INT was an apparent miscommunication between Parker and Mac. 🏈Josh Bledose again took some first-team snaps with McCourty limited today.