Patriots Coaching Camp Takeaways: Kyle Dugger Continues To Shine On Protection


dangolka (CBS) — It’s Day 7 of Patriots coaching camp in Foxboro, and after two days of going in opposition to one another in full pads, gamers solely had on shells for Wednesday’s session. Whereas that provides a change of tempo, Invoice Belichick stated Wednesday remains to be an vital day for the workforce.

“Two days of pads, so at this time, we’ll be in our shells. So a bit of completely different tempo to the follow and so forth, however nonetheless clearly an enormous day for us, large working day for us,” Belichick stated Wednesday morning forward of follow. “We’ll once more simply attempt to hold stacking lately collectively. We’ve bought an honest period of time right here to work with, however we’re attempting to remain in a productive schedule and provides everyone a possibility to know what to take action we will consider them going ahead.

“We’re nonetheless, I’d say, a bit of methods off from that, however getting nearer, and that’s only a step-by-step, day-by-day course of,” Belichick continued. “However, I believe the workforce has labored arduous. They’re actually attempting to, I’d say, be attentive, appropriate issues from one play to the subsequent or from in the future to the subsequent. After we make emphasis factors on issues we have to attempt to do higher, both individually or collectively as a bunch, they’ve actually responded and tried to repair the issues that wanted fixing. Not that we’ve bought all of them fastened by any means – I’m not saying that – however I might see progress.”

Listed below are some observations from Wednesday’s follow:

Jules Again Out There

After being restricted on Tuesday, Julian Edelman was again on the sphere for Wednesday’s session.

Eight Gamers Miss Apply

After six gamers missed Tuesday’s follow, eight gamers have been out on Wednesday. That features second-year large receiver N’Keal Harry.

Derek Rivers can be a brand new addition to the record. The 2017 third-round decide has performed in simply six NFL video games (all in 2018), spending two of his three seasons on IR.

Rookies Picks Off Cam; Dugger Continues To Shine

Cam Newton accomplished a couple of passes to rookies on protection. He was picked off by rookie Cassh Maluia early within the session — Newton’s first interception of camp — after which later by Kyle Dugger.

Dugger additionally picked off Jarrett Stidham in the long run zone on the very subsequent play, as New England’s prime decide within the 2020 draft continues to impress at camp.

Stid Throws Extra Picks, However Additionally Had Throw Of The Day

After getting picked off 3 times on Tuesday, Stidham had a pair of picks on Wednesday, as Dugger and JC Jackson got here down with Stidham passes.

It wasn’t all unhealthy for Stidham, although, as he made a formidable throw for a 30-plus-yard landing to Damiere Byrd.

Of New England’s three quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer was the one one to not throw a decide on Wednesday.

The Little Man Turns Some Heads

We’re all rooting for 5-foot-6 operating again J.J. Taylor to make the workforce, and he made a robust case on Wednesday.

WBZ-TV will carry you inside Patriots coaching camp this weekend with a particular version of Patriots All Entry on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and on Saturday evening with an hour-long Patriots Coaching Camp Particular at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV and TV 38! 


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