The Red Sox open a three-game series against the Pirates at 7:05 p.m. tonight in Pittsburgh
Tomorrow the revolution meets Toronto FC at 7:30 p.m
And on Thursday at 7 p.m. the Patriots will play the team’s second preseason game against the Panthers
Bill Belichick on the value of shared practices: The Patriots and Panthers hold joint practice sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday before Friday’s preseason encounter between the two teams.
The concept of a joint practice is one that Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been enthusiastic about for years.
During a Tuesday news conference, Belichick was asked how much collaborative practice is scripted and if there’s “ever a session where.” [the Patriots] We’re just going to throw our offense out there, and [the Panthers] gonna throw their defenses out there and we’ll see what happens?
In response, the Patriots coach interjected before adding, “Let’s see how do I respond to that?” Finally, he offered an interesting overview of how teams approach a shared practice.
“Everything is organized in such a way that we can both make the best of it,” Belichick began. “Most of that isn’t pre-written, so we don’t know who they’re going to have on the field and what they’re going to do, what formation they’re going to be in. They don’t know. The same goes for us, what defense we will find ourselves in.
“So it’s organized in such a way that we can work efficiently,” he continued. “It’s not a big mystery as to what’s going on, but what each team decides in this situation is up to that team.”
Because of the scrutiny afforded to both coaching staffs during training sessions, Belichick conceded that — having discussed this with Panthers coach Matt Rhule beforehand — a few different scenarios (that goal-line practice he specifically mentioned) will be avoided.
“Now we’ve ruled out a few things that we just don’t want to deal with, certain groups of staff or a certain situation that would likely cause more trouble than it’s worth at this point,” he explained.
When he asked a follow-up question about whether he thinks joint practices can have as big an impact as preseason games, Belichick had a strong response.
“In some ways you get a lot more out of them,” he replied.
“We can create a lot more situations that aren’t going to happen in preseason games with the players who are most likely to play them,” Belichick said. “That will be a good start. Certainly there are no individual one-on-ones or two-on-twos in a preseason game, or those individual encounters that come up in a training session. There are many differences between exercises and games. We could talk about it all day here.”
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