Wide receiver Brandon LaFell knows he has come a long way since joining the New England Patriots, especially in the last two weeks of training camp.
“From OTA to now, if I had to put it on a scale from zero to 10, I would say like an 8 now,” LaFell said Tuesday. “OTAs I was shell-shocked, didn’t know what to expect. It was all new to me."
On Friday, LaFell's former team, the Carolina Panthers, visits the Patriots in preseason action. LaFell knows a thing or two about Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and he's still learning about Tom Brady.
“I’m blessed going from Cam doing his things up-and-coming, real good quarterback and then I come up here with Brady. It’s great” LaFell said.
"Everybody always says a football play is about 8 seconds, but with Cam, he is a big body, he can move, he can stiff-arm a defensive end and 8 seconds can turn to 12 seconds. Brady, he’s not the fastest guy out there, but he [has] a little loose enough in him to make plays.”
The 6-foot-3 LaFell sa...