Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/9/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick always says “Don’t just go slap it up there,” and that’s what the Patriots did in their Tuesday joint practice with the New orleans Saints.

Wednesday was more of a glorified walkthrough than a full blown practice. Both coaches must have seen enough as the scheduled three hour practice was ended an hour early.

For the Patriots, it was another chance to get the timing and the subtle changes to the offense that Josh McDaniels wanted to the table. Working the wide outs more often, Brady looked sharper than his damp performance on Tuesday, but still isn’t the top notch Brady who was tearing up camp up at the start.

Players were in Shells and shorts, so contact was limited. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham made a sweet leaping catch down the seam for a touchdown over LB Dont’a Hightower, who had solid coverage.

The Patriots highlight was wide receiver Jesse Holley, who went high into the air to snare the ball from safety Jerico Nelson on a deep pass from Brian Hoyer.

It was a short practice; two hours in duration as the coaches seem intent on keeping their players healthy. Patriots host the Saints tonight at 7:30.

Patriots-Saints Joint Practice
August 8, 2012

 

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