The Patriots come across as a serious bunch. So what exactly is going on in New England this week?
As players depart into the wild for what amounts to a brief summer break before training camp, we can imagine this roster spending long nights tucked inside their playbooks. Right?
Actually, the Patriots aren't doing anything too unusual here.
"We'll make some revisions to it based on some of the things that happened over the weeks," Belichick said. "We'll make some modifications to it. The way the playbook is set up, it kind of changes every camp anyway because of the installation schedule."
We thought we'd stumbled upon some loose, new-age approach to the offseason in New England. Not the case. Not even close.