Wake-up call: Bucs stop here

August, 13, 2013
8/13/13
5:00
AM ET
(Every day of training camp, we'll have a wake-up call that previews the day ahead.)

10:30 a.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference
11 a.m. -- Joint practice with Buccaneers (open to public)
1:30 p.m. -- Player interviews

Today's joint practice with the Buccaneers was originally scheduled for 2:20 p.m. but was moved up due to inclement weather in the forecast.

After practicing in shorts and light shoulder pads on Monday, it is likely that the Patriots will be in full pads today.

One dynamic to the joint practices is that the clubs will meet in Week 3 of the regular season. Bill Belichick said that because of that, planning for the practices has been a bit different than the norm.

"Coach Schiano and I have talked about it. I think there are a couple things we feel like we’d just as soon not work on, but there are plenty of other things that we need to work on so we’ll do that," Belichick said.

Earlier on Monday, Belichick also made the point that joint practices help the team because it gives them a different look. For example, the Eagles were running more odd fronts (3-man line), while the Buccaneers play an even front (4-man line).

"We had a great working week with them last year," Belichick said. "I hope for the same thing this year."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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