PATRIOTS HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK
BB: Sun is out. Here we go. Day three. No news on my end.
Q: Just looking ahead to training camp. I was curious if you had any plans on joint practices with any of those teams?
BB: Right now we're just focused on getting through this spring. We'll deal with that later.
Q: It looks like Tony La Russa is here today. He kind of stopped in on some training camp practices last summer, but what kinds of ideas can you guys exchange in terms of coaching that you're still plucking from him?
BB: Yeah, we've been friends for a long time. It's always good to see Tony.
Q: Has he watched enough of your practices at this point that he's given you any suggestions?
BB: I don't know. I haven't had a chance to talk to him yet.
Q: As you plan minicamp, how much do you adjust your order or method of operations to optimize the time you guys have out here?
BB: I mean that's what we do. We try to make the best of the time we have. That's what we do.
Q: Is that a big undertaking for you every year? Is that a focal point as you head into the process?
BB: That's what we do. We have so much time to work with. We try to work as efficiently as we can with the time and the opportunity that we have. That's what we do. So, yeah. I mean I don't know – I'm not really sure what you're looking for here. But yeah, we try to plan our practices and our installation and our meetings and all the other things we do to try to take advantage of the opportunity that we have. It's not like we have a lot of them so we try to get the most out of the ones that we have.
Q: How has the number of coaches who have taken part in helping with the kickoffs and kick returns helped you be efficient in those periods? It just looked like there were a handful of coaches working some different aspects of that play.
BB: Yeah, I don't know.
Q: Does having more sets of eyes on that, when there's a new play like that, help just because there's so much to teach?
BB: Yeah, well we have a lot of players out here. We have a lot of people, multiple players doing different things. Yeah, it just helps just get everybody a little bit more organized.
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