(WEEI) - For the second straight week, the Patriots will hold joint practices before a preseason game, as they will work with the Titans Wednesday and Thursday before Saturday's second preseason contest.
Bill Belichick has always seemed to be a fan of the joint sessions and the coach expanded on that in his appearance with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday afternoon.
“A lot. A lot of 1-on-1s that you are going up against different talented people on the other team that are — we’ve seen plenty of 1-on-1s against ourselves, but it is good to see those," he said. "Some of the group drills, 7-on-7 drills, things like that where you get multiple looks at your players against other players and other schemes and then the team drills and situational football — third down, red area, blitzes, two-minute, things like that that just give you more reps at those things. There is a lot of good that comes out of it and you don’t get all those in the games, so you still have the game and whatever you get from the game you get from it.
"I think when you work with coaches like Coach Patricia and Coach Vrabel and those organizations, they can be really productive.”
It also should be noted both of the joint practices this year are on the road and are against teams that beat New England last season.
The Patriots did not have any joint practices last summer.