Zolak: 3 thoughts from day 2 of Patriots training camp
Zolak & Bertrand
Day two of Patriots Training Camp was pretty similar to day one as far as the setup. As for drill to drill, the tempo looked to be about the same as Wednesday.
Bill Belichick More Active With Offense
Bill Belichick was more involved offensively calling the plays. A lot of the offensive periods down inside, a lot of red zone work, another seven on seven period to the outside. Matt Patricia took the mike the other periods. There was one report that Joe Judge actually called two plays in one period. But I sense a lot of Bill Belichick’s influence here in this offensive period now.
Defense Wins Day Two
The defense won the day today. Big day by the defense down and in tight, specifically down inside the ten. Now, I don’t know if it was scripted, offensive rollouts, extended plays, but I thought the corners covered up their receivers much better today. There was a stretch where Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe went through ten straight reps of incomplete passes. A big win for the defense today in the red zone.
Godchaux Gets Paid
FOXBOROUGH, MA – JULY 29, 2021: Davon Godchaux #92 of the New England Patriots talks during a press conference during training camp at Gillette Stadium on July 29, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
One big note today, Davon Godchaux got a huge contract extension. The deal is two years, twenty plus million with seventeen point nine guaranteed. That’s big for a guy that Bill Belichick called one of the best defensive linemen in a National Football League in his press conference prior to practice. That’s high praise from a defensive minded head coach.