(WEEI) - Just over three-fourths of the way through Friday's second training camp session, Bill Belichick stopped practice completely.
The 67-year-old had just made the entire offense, including coaches, run a lap following N'Keal Harry lining up in the wrong spot two plays in a row and then called for all 90 players to gather around him. The coach spoke for several minutes and it certainly did not appear to be praise.
What was his message?
“It’s just about accountability, making sure you do the right thing. If you’re out on the field on Sunday, you can’t have that stuff going on,” quarterback Brian Hoyer said afterwards. "So it just shows us you can’t take a second off. You’ve got to be on top of everything; the personnel groupings, whatever it is. Ten men in the huddle, 11 men in the huddle, always be on top of it and don’t take it for granted.
“I think that’s something we do a great job of is trying not to take anything for granted. So we screwed up, and we deserved to take that lap and hopefully we learn from it and don’t do it again.”
Things got a little better after the pep talk, but it still was a very sloppy practice and Tom Brady not participating certainly was felt.
The team will hold its first session in pads Saturday morning.