By Adam Hart
Tom E. Curran is the first Quick Slants host to be mic'd up for an entire two weeks of the production season. You've seen Part 1, and now it's time to complete the journey with this CSNNE.com exclusive.
A Halloween party, struggles motivating the crew, technology issues, a disdain for 'punks' and using literature to circle the wagons. Maybe Curran and Bill Belichick have more in common than anyone could have thought.
If you don't get all the references, watch for re-airings of A Football Life: Bill Belichick on NFL Network. Some clips from the documentary can be found on NFL.com.
For the sixth season in a row, the Patriots will conduct joint practices with an opponent ahead of playing a preseason game. The team announced they'll work out with the Jacksonville Jaguars Aug. 7-8 at Gillette Stadium before playing the Jags in the preseason opener Aug. 10.
The practices will be free and open to the public and will be held on the practice fields behind the Stadium.
The Patriots had joint practices with the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears last summer and previously had them with the Saints in 2015, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and the Saints and Bucs in 2012.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick has talked about the value of these joint practices, has found it a good way to scout players they might eventually have an interest in and has reportedly been discussing conducting them with another preseason opponent, the Texans (Aug. 19 at Houston), coached by former Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien.