New England Patriots

Scott Zolak

Today was day one of “Real” training camp meaning it’s a padded camp practice. That’s day one for me.  It means it was just a little more physical today.

We got a good look at the receivers today. A lot of one on ones, a lot of deep throws. Let’s start with the first guy that stood out to me…

  • Devante Parker

    Jul 29, 2022; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (1) and cornerback Malcom Butler (4) run a drill during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

    Jul 29, 2022; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (1) and cornerback Malcom Butler (4) run a drill during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

    Devante Parker popped again and he’s been really good since day one. He separated against all of the top three corners. He beat Mills and really had a nice catch on a long streak by Malcolm Butler early on an extended route and used his body to catch the ball. I think he alone is starting to push the rest of that wide receiver group to get out there and make plays. I think that’s a good problem to have for the Patriots.

  • Mac Jones Rebounds

    Jul 29, 2022; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) calls a play during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

    Jul 29, 2022; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) calls a play during training camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

    Mac Jones looks like he rebounded a little bit from the weekend. Four days into it, defenders start to know what the routes are. They’re jumping things here, helmets and shells. Not really a physical practice. It doesn’t really simulate much for the quarterback, but I take a lot out of these padded practices, specifically the team.

  • Patricia looks like OC

    Matt Patricia speaks with reporters before training camp practice

    Matt Patricia speaks with reporters before training camp practice

    Matt Patricia looked like the one calling the offensive plays, with Bill Belichick leaning over shoulder. So right now it looks to me like he’s going to be your offense coordinator and that’s just with one week left until games. We buckle up and we play on August 11th in the first preseason game against the Giants at Gillette Stadium.