By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com 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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In South Baltimore, "Armour Day" was held in order to celebrate Under Armour's 20th year in business. Brady was one of many athletes in attendance, including Jordan Spieth, Lindsey Vonn, Deion Sanders, Ray Lewis, Cal Ripken, Boomer Esiason and Roger Clemens.
Brady is one of the faces of Under Armour, along with Spieth and Warriors guard Steph Curry. When he signed in 2010, he received equity in the company as part of the deal.
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As part of the Quick Slants the podcast draft recap episode, Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus told Phil Perry that Mitchell looks to be a fit in the role previously filled by Brandon LaFell and Brandon Lloyd. Palazzolo said Mitchell could serve as a complement to Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Martellus Bennett.
“I think that’s where Mitchell fits in. And I think he does a pretty good job there creating separation on the routes the Patriots need him to run,” Palazzolo said. “He flashes some really good downfield ball skills.”
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