In preseason, practices are at least as important as the games“We’ve had 20-some practices, and two games, so I think that there’s a lot to be seen in those practices out there. And in training camp, practice is almost as important as the games sometimes even more so. “We take these games very seriously,” Carroll said of the preseason. But as you watch the Patriots face the Lions Thursday night in the third preseason game, remember this: Exhibition games offer only a small window into the overall progress of each player and unit. We’re seeing only a snapshot. Bill Belichick, who has evaluated three weeks of practice and interacts with the players every day and knows their injuries and their positives and negatives, sees the whole picture.Source: boston.com
Carroll: Winning in preseason is importantRENTON, Wash. -- Not that it means much, but the Seattle Seahawks have an unusual streak of seven consecutive preseason victories, dating back to the last game of the 2011 preseason. It the eyes of coach Pete Carroll, it’s not just a fluke. It’s by desi…Source: ESPN.com
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