Fascinating look at Belichick from Pro Bowl

Fascinating look at Belichick from Pro Bowl

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com
If he didn't have four Super Bowl rings, Bill Belichick's droning deadpan would be a whole lot less compelling. But he does, so when you get a chance to see him in his natural habitat - on a practice field, spinning a whistle around his finger - its fun to watch. At the Pro Bowl last month, the Patriots slapped a mic on Belichick and put their cameras behind the scenes. The result? High entertainment. Especially funny to me? Exchanges with Titans running back Chris Johnson, Colts wideout Reggie Wayne and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Give it a watch.
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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 patriots.com/trainingcamp.

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.