The New England Patriots have all the time loved the chance to take part in joint practices with NFL groups throughout coaching camp. Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic squashed that concept in 2020, it seems the Pats are able to resume the follow in 2021.
The truth is, they are going to be welcoming a well-known face again to New England within the course of.
The Giants and the Patriots are set to face off Aug. 29 on the ultimate day of the NFL preseason schedule. The Patriots then can have two weeks to organize for the beginning of the common season in opposition to the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 12.
Although the Giants will probably be internet hosting this 12 months’s perennial preseason contest at MetLife Stadium, the practices will happen on the fields adjoining to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Choose additionally indicated the potential of this being a recurring association, with the Giants and Patriots alternating the location of practices and home-team venues for the video games.
Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick additionally was requested about joint practices in his press convention Thursday. “It is a risk,” he stated. “We’ll see the way it goes.”
The Patriots and the Giants aren’t any stranger to joint practices. The groups have participated in such joint periods, way back to New England’s days of internet hosting coaching camp at Bryant School (now Bryant College) in Smithfield, Rhode Island, within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties.
For Choose, it additionally will probably be a little bit of a homecoming. Previous to becoming a member of the Giants, Choose served as an assistant coach for the Patriots from 2012-2019, holding the titles of particular groups coordinator and vast receivers coach. The Patriots appeared in 4 Tremendous Bowls throughout Choose’s tenure, profitable three.