June 13, 2013

Brady working to develop chemistry with new wide receivers

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New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola keeps his eyes on the ball on a pass play during NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., on Tuesday.

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There are the highly organized practices, the intricate offensive system and the intolerance for mistakes.

Bad plays get a lot more attention than good ones.

"Someone is really going to get yelled at on every play," Brady said. "There's always lowlights when we come in on the next day. Even if it was a great offensive play, (Belichick's) going to yell at someone on the defense. We've become a bit used to that now and that's part of the learning process and also learning how to play for the Patriots."

Belichick couldn't have been upset with Amendola's catch. The quarterback certainly wasn't and showed the same passion he's displayed encouraging teammates on the sideline during games.

The foundation built in organized team activities and minicamp carries over to training camp and sets the stage for the regular season.

"Everything ends up having some significance to it," Brady said. "You're not just out here running plays and going through different things that aren't going to mean anything. We're out here trying to get a lot of things accomplished."

That explains Brady's joy when he and Amendola made their connection.

"Watching Tom and being on the outside, you see that fire. You see him get amped up in games. That's the type of guy you want to play for," Amendola said.

"For him to do that in practice, in OTAs (when) we're going against each other, our own team, and to have that fire and desire to win is really uplifting."


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