Pats Notebook: Evening session a wash

The evening session of Sunday's practice was closed to the public. A few new players showed up, while a couple may have wished they hadn't. Richard seymour was among the surprise group of PUP list players to attend the walkthrough.

FOXBORO - After flash flood warnings and a soggy practice field, the Patriots were force to continue the second half their double-session workout day under the roof of the Dana-Farber Field House Sunday evening. The practice was closed to the public. Only family, friends, and members of the media were allowed inside.

During the hour-and-a-half session, Troy Brown and Richard Seymour made appearances on the sideline, with Seymour actually participating in some play walkthroughs on defense. Both Brown and Seymour were noticeably absent from the morning session. Unlike the morning session, there were no pads, hitting, or strenuous activity. Most of the rookies just looked on as the veterans practice their play calls.

Troy Brown and Randy Moss share a few observations at Patriots training camp July 29, 2007 (Photo Kevin Saleeba /


On the offensive side of the ball, both Tom Brady and Matt Cassel took turns taking snaps as they ran through several different run and pass plays, including various draws and screens. The plays went off nearly without a hitch, except for one outburst from Offensive Line Coach Dante Scarnecchia, who directed some displeasure towards rookie Chris Dunlap and second year player Bam Childress for running the wrong way. "Come on, get it right!" he shouted at the two wide-outs.

The defense ran through several blitz packages and coverage schemes with Seymour participating in the process. While most of the rookies stood and watched, rookie defensive backs Brandon Meriweather, Mike Richardson and Larry Anam and second year defensive back Willie Andrews got the bulk of the work in the defensive backfield as veterans Rodney Harrison, James Sanders and Ellis Hobbs spent most of the second session on the sideline.

The only other highlight came from the sideline where the families and friends watched practice. A small child shouted, "hi daddy!" The next practice open to the public will be on Monday at 2:30 p.m.


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