A lot of Patriots players
reunited this summer. They spent some time with Lions head coach Matt Patricia,
Danny Amendola, Trey Flowers, and Tavon Wilson. This week they joined the
Tennessee Titans for joint practices. Mike Vrabel, Dion Lewis, Cody Hollister,
Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan were there, too.
Ryan was super excited
about his meeting with Tom Brady.
“Whenever he’s out there, you’ve got to be on high alert,
obviously,” he said.
“It was good competition today. It was hot. I thought we brought great energy.
It was physical, but he definitely made some good throws. There’s no surprise
he’s still pretty good.”
Brady made some nice
predictions, and Ryan was more than amazed.
“He told me he’s going to know every play I was blitzing
today,” Ryan said. “He was pretty much right on most of them. I got him on one.
I do want to say that on record. “But he’s as sharp as ever, and he makes us
better. I think it was competitive today. I think we made it tough on him
today, but I think he made it tough on us too.”
TB12 went 14-of-17 in 11-on-11s and 5-of-7 in 7-on-7s.
He didn’t have
wideouts Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Cameron Meredith
and Demaryius Thomas and tight ends Stephen Anderson and Matt LaCosse. Receivers
like Damoun Patterson, Gunner Olszewski and Ryan Davis took first-team reps. Julian Edelman is on the non-football injury list due to his broken thumb.
“I wanted the squirrel out there, but he took a couple weeks off, I guess,” Ryan said.
Edelman has high opinion of Ryan.
“Logan’s so instinctive,” Edelman said in 2017. “He’s so
smart, and he’s a really good player. He’s developed into a really good player.
We can’t give any signals, because he knows all our signals. You can’t say
anything, because he knows all of what we say. When you go against Logan, you
have to make up fake signals, so it’s a real true one-on-one.”
Well, let’s see how will the Patriots handle the Titans in
their game. It was a nice practice though.