After Bill Belichickadmitted to meeting with Pro Bowl Safety John Lynch yesterday, their has been numerous reports that Lynch has now signed a one-year deal with the team. The Boston Globe and The *Boston Herald *both have more on the reported signing and how it could affect the team.
With all the losses at cornerback this offseason many believe the biggest addition was not a player but rather a coach. Dom Capershas been given the difficult task a resurrecting a secondary that lost a pro bowl corner and other significant contributors.
The job hasn't been easy for Caper especially with all the injuries the secondary has endured this training camp. When asked what he thought about the so many players missing practice Capers told the Herald:
“You’d like to have them all out there every day, but you know that’s not how this thing works, when you don’t have a guy or two out there, it creates an opportunity for other guys to show what they can do. That’s where we are, and some guys have taken advantage. When given the chance, they’ve gone out and showed well. So their stock has risen because of that.”
Overall Capers said the secondary is "A work in progress." but has high hopes for the unit this season.
One reason Capers is happy is the approaching return of veteran cornerback Jason Websterwho has been out since July 28th.
"He is day to day in terms of coming back," Belichick told the Boston Globe. "He is getting a little better each day, and hopefully it won't be too much longer."
Finally, the *Herald *caught up with rookie QB Kevin O'Connellafter practice on Tuesday. The former San Diego State standout talked about what it's like to be a Patriot and to play behind QB Tom Brady.
“The system itself is wonderful, especially getting to watch a guy like Tom and the other quarterbacks execute it every day,” O'Connell said. "And Tom being in his eighth year in the offense, maybe ninth, it's pretty much artwork when it's at its best.