"The practice was crisp, professional, and efficient. Each team got in a ton of reps for their starters on both sides of the ball. There was no walking between stations, only jogging," explains Volin. "
Volin further explained his observations last night when he joined Michael Felger and Bob Neumeier on Comcast SportsNet's "Sports Tonight". Though Neumeier agreed with Volin's assessment that the Patriots are a championship-caliber team, he's not sold on the Eagles.
"The Patriots I get, but the Eagles? Not so sure," said Neumeier. "They are the class of the NFC East, why? Because they're like the Patriots in their division. The Cowboys stink, the Giants stink, and the Redskins, eh."
"There are so many people who are envious of the team because of their success, or just don't like Belichick," said Gasper on the show. "This is the easiest thing to lob at the Patriots. What else can you really lob at them because they're so successful."
Yesterday, the Patriots made two trades involving the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. ESPN's Rob Demovsky recapped the trade with the Packers, which sent DE Jerel Worthy to New England for a future draft pick. As for the Cowboys trade, NBC Sports' Mike Wilkening explained that the Patriots sent CB
Mike Reiss believes that these two trades show that Bill Belichick is trying to avoid a repeat of 2013 when the Patriots interior defensive line was ravaged with injuries.
According to Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk,