I’ve long been obsessed with Belichick’s willingness to simply toggle a player’s position if it’s what’s best for the team, and it opens up all sorts of possibilities when the Patriots have a large roster leading up to an unprecedented season. NFL practice squads will be expanded from 10 to 16 players this season. Add those to the 53-man active roster, and Belichick will have 69 players to maneuver.
Nobody has a better idea of what Cam Newton is now than Norv Turner. His offensive coordinator the past two seasons in Carolina, Turner saw Newton light it up in the first half of 2018. The enigmatic quarterback has battled injuries since.
The New England Patriots don’t always admit the obvious. Because Bill Belichick likes to obscure information through the media in an effort to confuse his opponents, the Patriots players aren’t always forthright about their responsibility or expectations for an upcoming season or game. But Ja’Whaun Bentley could help but admit that he was in line for a big promotion in 2020.