Just a few weeks ago, we heard reports of the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints concerning talks about a potential joint practice this training camp and preseason, but now the Boston Herald is reporting that the Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are discussing the possibility of a joint practice.
It was just two weeks ago when reports of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt discussing a joint practice prior to their August 9 preseason game surfaced, and now it appears that Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has jumped into the discussion.
Should the Patriots and Buccaneers conduct a joint practice?
New England and Tampa Bay are scheduled to face off on August 24 for a preseason game in Tampa—but what makes the possibility a realistic one is the connection between Belichick and Schiano, who is the former Rutgers head coach.
We all know Belichick loves Rutgers University, as his son Stephen is a member of the Rutgers football team, and as Belichick has shown interest in Rutgers alumni such as cornerback Devin McCourty.
There is definitely a solid relationship between Belichick and Schiano which certainly leads us to believe that a joint practice is a definite possibility prior to the team's preseason game in late August.
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