Overlooked or underrated? In the eyes of those within the Patriots organization, WR Jabar Gaffneyis neither. "When he gets an opportunity to be productive and make plays, you can count on him to make them. He's done that for a year and a half now. He's doing the same thing in camp," said head coach Bill Belichick in a* Boston Globe *article.
Gaffney, himself, appears to be comfortable in his current role, having this to say about being a part of the potent Patriots offense.
During the opening days of training camp, Gaffney has been halling in passes from back-up QB Matt Casselas well as Tom Brady.
One of the many storylines from Pats camp this year is the battle for the number two job behind Brady. However, Cassel, as the imcumbent back-up believes he has a solid understanding of the intricate offense.
"I’ve been in the system for four years and I’ve been working hard and studying,” he said. “A lot of the plays have now become second nature from a read standpoint. But there are always new plays coming in and there’s more to learn. But at the same time, the familiarity of the playbook is there,” said Matt Cassel to the Boston Herald.
The *Metro West Daily News *has piece on Patriot new-comer Marcus Pollard.
"It's a long shot for me to be here (in the NFL) for 14 years, but I'm just grateful that I was blessed with some ability and some great coaching and being able to play with some good people along the way," said the veteran tight end of his opportunity to be a part of the National Football League.
Lastly, the* Herald *reports on a new rule that may help coaches deliver signals to the defensive huddle.