Today coach Bill Belichick hit the podium, where he addressed a number of topics, including Darrelle Revis, the dates of the draft, and even ‘the mystery man’, Armond Armstead. (Quotes via Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston)
“Revis is a good player and I’m glad we have him. We’ll keep working with him. There is still a lot for him to learn in a new system and all that. But he’s a very experienced and accomplished player and we’ll just try to fit him in to the things we’re doing, both individually and collectively and his other teammates in the secondary, especially once we get into multiple defensive back groups — with five, six, however many are on the field at the same time, there is a lot of communication and adjustments and things like that involved too. He’s worked hard and done fine.”
On an earlier draft date:
“The sooner you have your players, the easier it is to start mentally getting them integrated into your team.”
“Armond has really worked hard. He’s had a lot of adversity personally that he’s had to deal with, unusual compared to most other players,” he said. “He’s always had a great attitude, worked hard, and really done everything we’ve asked him to do.”
And Belichick commented on how these team activities are very similar to the previous OTA’s, saying it’s “really just a continuation of what we’ve been doing for the last 10 practices over the past three weeks.”
Overall it sounds like Belichick is excited to work with the players he has, and is ready to start really preparing for the 2014 season. We will keep you updated with all OTA news throughout the week here on Musket Fire.