A few random thoughts while I wonder what Bill Belichick really thinks about Matt Patricia's ATV...
- Patriots wrapped up the heavy lifting in their joint sessions with the Lions on Tuesday ahead of Thursday night's exhibition opener. It was a much more competitive practice and both sides of the ball got tested.
- My lingering thought: after watching Matthew Stafford move the ball well with a whole host of weapons, the Patriots are really dealing in the minor leagues offensively right now. The Patriots need to get Julian Edelman back and then hope to get contributions from the injured (Demaryius Thomas, Cam Meredith) and suspended (Josh Gordon) and then Tom Brady might have something decent to work with.
- With debate about his job status going on, not exactly a great look for Dave Dombrowski that Andrew Cashner was a launching pad in a bad loss to the Royals.
- So the Celtics are Team USA now? I like the sound of that.
- My take on the Tom Brady house stuff ... I don't think this timing is coincidental. I think Brady is a little miffed he didn't get what he wanted in the contract and is throwing a little bit of a tantrum, which he does from time to time. But it always smoothes out, usually when the team starts playing well. Yes, I think he's back next season.
Time to hit the links...
Bedard: Patriots’ young WRs better make most of chances because, hopefully, they’ll be coming to an end
Patriots Camp Report 08.06.19: Offense struggles but rallies late in competitive practice
Video: Dont’a Hightower on LBs – ‘We’re talented but you have to execute and not get complacent’
Video: Matthew Stafford on Patriots secondary – ‘They’re very talented … a lot of good work’
Patscap breaks down Tom Brady’s extension
Live Coverage: 2nd joint practice with the Lions – Harry (leg) returns
Completed Q&A: Bedard on Patriots-Lions 08.05.19
McAdam: Andrew Cashner merely the latest in a series of bad decisions for Red Sox
BSJ Game Report: Royals 6, Red Sox 2 – Cashner victimized by long ball in loss to KC
Completed Q&A: Chat Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam
10 a.m.: Patriots practice at Lions, Allen Park, Mich.
5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — B-Robb on Celtics/NBA
7:10 p.m.: MLB — Royals at Red Sox (NESN)
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