Maybe it’s a bit of a tribute to his late father or maybe they are just quality players...
This year, it was running back Eric Kettani and wide receivers Shun White and Tyree Barnes.
A couple of seasons ago, it was legendary Midshipman fullback and general douche Kyle Eckel.
Turns out, Belichick’s late father Steve was an assistant with Navy football for many years, so it seems pretty natural that the Patriots load up the practice squad with disciplined players from a program with which Belichick has a personal connection.
Still, signing guys that have years to give for their country in military service gives a new definition to “stockpiling talent.”