It's pretty rare for Bill Belichick to praise a specific player when asked to do so by the media. But then again, seemingly everything about Gunner Olszewski's time with the Patriots so far has been unusual.
It shouldn't be a surprise to anybody that Bill Belichick and the Patriots do some things differently in the NFL. The real secret, is what and how they are different. Thursday morning, linebacker Brandon Copeland pulled back that curtain a bit.
The number of players missing from Patriots training camp practice has grown for the fourth straight day. Nine players, a team-high for camp so far, were not spotted on the practice field Thursday morning.