You gotta love these random media access days at OTAs. They really help you get through the hardest part of The Void (along with purchasing the NFL Preview magazines that are starting to hit the stands.
Here are some collective things that we found interesting from various beat reporter coverage:
It’s a practice like this that crystallizes why Brady likes having David Patten on the field, as “Chief” always seems to be in the right place. Meanwhile, it’s a work in progress with second-year receiver Brandon Tate, who lined up opposite Randy Moss and Julian Edelman and is getting coached up quite a bit by Brady.
For all those who complained when the Patriots signed David Patten it’s things like this that should be exhibit A of why he was brought in. There’s far more to constructing a football team than the game day roster. Even if Patten doesn’t make the team he is already making an impact on the 2010 Patriots.
Chung got a lot of reps working alongside Brandon Meriweather
Pat Chung once again wore a red, non-contact jersey for the non-contact OTA.
I spoke about how much I love Chung on PatsCast and I like seeing that he’s getting a lot of time with Meriweather. Chung might not be the biggest guy but I think his personality could be infectious for this young New England secondary. I also think he might be wearing the red jersey more to remind himself to take it easy than to remind others.
Darius Butler made the play of the day, jumping in front of a Tom Brady pass intended for Julian Edelman on the sideline for an interception.
Early signs of Butler locking down the starting LCB position are looking good. The real battle will be McCourty versus Wilhite at Nickel.