I’ve played against Darrelle for a lot of years, playing him two times a year with the Jets for a long time, so I know the kind of competitor he is. Having him in practice every day makes all of our guys better because they’re seeing the best, a guy that competes every play in the run game and pass game, on every route. He gets pissed off like I do when a ball gets caught on him. So it’s a nice little competition every day. You’re trying to get the best out of each other. —
Tom Brady on Darrelle Revis
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The motivating force on this side of the ball seems to be last season’s AFC title-game loss to the Broncos (New England gave up 400 passing yards and 507 total yards). Players have put the game behind them, but the aftershocks seem to be driving this defense. The starters are challenging the Brady-led offense on every snap in practice and they are getting their fair share of turnovers via interception. —
Great read from Pat Kirwan, always enjoy getting his firsthand view of the Pats.
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Last season Edelman became the first player in history to rack up 105 receptions and 35 punt returns, proving just how uniquely the Pats deployed him. — Patriots Notebook: Happy returns for Julian Edelman | Boston Herald
There is no exact timetable for Easley to begin fully participating in practice, according to an NFL source. Easley will return “as soon as he is ready,” according to the source, but he is “feeling great” and is “on track for everything” as far as rehab from surgery on his ACL. — No Timetable for Dominique Easley’s Return to Practice - Extra Points - Boston.com
With the Patriots practicing in full pads the last two days, fullback James Develin’s hard-charging, lead-blocking presence has been hard to miss. Develin, who graduated from the practice squad to the active roster in 2013, brings an attitude to the running game and was praised by personnel director Nick Caserio for having a “great offseason.” Ridley also pointed to Develin when asked about the overall running back group. “Not to single out one guy, but James has come in and done an awesome job,” he said. — New England Patriots Camp Report: Day 4 - ESPN Boston
Overall, the play of Browner and Darrelle Revis has been one of the top early storylines of camp. On Saturday, Revis intercepted two Tom Brady passes and broke up two others. On Sunday, it was Browner establishing a physical edge that reminded us of when safety Rodney Harrison was creating physical havoc in his first year with the team. The Patriots’ defense has been practicing with a bit of an edge, and Revis and Browner are a big part of it. — New England Patriots Camp Report: Day 4 - ESPN Boston
Brandon Browner delivered the biggest hit of training camp so far in one of these drills, knocking White clear off his feet as the running back tried to go around the outside edge. Browner let out a loud scream afterwards. — Training camp observations: Brandon Browner delivers and a light day for Tom Brady | Sports - Patriots | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journa
Sunday NFL Notes: Bill Belichick poised to climb wins ladder in 2014 -
Chris Price has picked up the mantle of best Sunday notes column and this one has a really interesting nugget about Adrian Wilson’s injury problems last year. They were far more severe than anyone knew.
Tavon Wilson once again got a lot of attention with the first-team at safety, sharing the reps with Harmon. This has been a continuing trend over the first few days of training camp, but may not necessarily mean anything, as the team may simply want to get a better look at what he can do at safety after spending much of last season on the bench and on special teams. — Patriots Training Camp Notes: Trench Battle Ensues In First Padded Practice - Extra Points - Boston.com