Belichick on Ocho: Not concerned about stats


Belichick on Ocho: Not concerned about stats

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- A day after Patriots offensive coordinator said that Chad Ochocinco's playing time would be evaluated on a "week-to-week" basis, coach Bill Belichick said that New England's wide receiver does understand the system, and his minimal 20 plays on Monday night was nothing more than the team running through its game plan, which will change every week.

I think when you add up all the skill players, Im surewell be able to come in here after every game and say, Well this guy didntplay a lot, and this guy played more. So well be doing that every week if wewanted to pick out a guy that didnt play as much as somebody else. Youllalways be able to pick one out."

Belichick was asked about Ochocinco again, and was adamant that he's only concerned about the team's success.

Its not really my job to try to pad up any individualstatistics for any player on the team," said Belichick. "Im not really interested in that. Theonly statistic really I care about is the final score, and thats what our goalis.

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Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.

Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen


Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen

Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape. 

OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.

@tombrady always fighting for that extra yard. 😂😂 #TBAsiaTour #IWILL

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The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.

Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent. 

Arigatōgozaimashita 🇯🇵🙏

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Brady vs Brady #therecanonlybeone 🏆

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