I find it interesting that some NFL teams opt to conduct several practice sessions with other NFL teams during training camp. The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots did just that on Tuesday in Atlanta, with a session held in both the morning and afternoon.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC has notes up about both sessions. Below are a few tidbits from his notes, but read on to get the complete picture of what transpired on Tuesday.
Rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon enjoyed seeing the Patriots up close.
“To see the caliber of offense on the other side of the ball, it was a big deal to me,” Weatherspoon said. “It made me kind of raise my play up a little bit.”
It was a little different than the Jacksonville practices.
“I think Jacksonville came in and they had a different mentality,” Weatherspoon said. "They were a little bit more physical. I think that’s what you expect before the first exhibition game. Those guys were amped up and ready to go against some other people.
“The New England group, you didn’t hear anything from them. (Randy) Moss is going to say what he has to say. He got a few plays, but you didn’t hear much smack talk from them. It was just about going out there and working. That’s what New England is about.”