More proof the Bill Belichick era is long gone in New England

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Outside of all the hype and speculation surrounding the upcoming draft during this time of year, there's typically not much else to discuss. Many teams have begun their OTAs, the Patriots included, and several players have been in attendance, which is an excellent sign as the team undergoes a massive rebuild.

We continue to see players share their excitement about the new regime in New England, starting with head coach Jerod Mayo, who has already received rave reviews. Although it's early in his tenure, it's a good sign that the team is buying in o the direction he's trying to take the team.

They're apparently enjoying their time so much that it explains why many of them chose to attend the voluntary training activities, which many veterans skip regardless of the circumstances.

But actions speak louder than words, right? So this video, which Kendrick Bourne posted to his TikTok from the latest workout on Tuesday, confirms that the new era in Foxboro is already being well received even more.

More proof the Bill Belichick era is done in New England

The silly video also seems like further confirmation that we're no longer under the watchful eye of Bill Belichick, who typically did not take a liking to any filming in the locker room over the years. It also looks like a more relaxed atmosphere than in years past, which players have alluded to.

That's not to say there was never any fun during Belichick's 20-year tenure; plenty of players have disregarded that notion many times. But over the last few years, the offseason and practices have been said to be more tense and more serious, much of which led to some of their biggest issues on and off the field.

This new video from Bourne looks like they're on a different path with Mayo in charge, with the team buying in and having fun so far, no matter how undesirable of a place the Patriots are considered to be right now.

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