A New England Patriots rookie TE Devin Asiasi has impressive people in practice so far. The Patriots have had a very tough season as of the last few weeks. It all started when Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 a couple weeks back.
But it sounded like the Patriots were getting better. Take a look at what Bill Belichick said about the team recently.
“Today’s an important day in our preparation for the Broncos,” Belichick said. “We’ve had several days now of virtual meetings between the staff members and from the staff to the players. We’ve been able to cover a lot of things, but we haven’t spent any time together, so today’s our opportunity to do that. We look forward to that. One thing that we’ve learned this year repeatedly has been we have to be ready to adjust and adapt to changes and modifications and the way we do things and, in some cases, decisions that really come down to a very short amount of time that we have to be ready to adjust to.
“So we’re certainly taking things day by day — probably hour by hour would be more accurate. We’ll just see how we progress and then as we find out more on our end, or if there are other things externally that we can’t control that, then we’ll deal with those as they come. That’s the way it’s been all year. I think our team and our players have done a good job of handling those adjustments, and we’ll continue to do that.”
Patriots Rookie TE Devin Asiasi Has Impressed In Practice
At least there is some good news. It sounds like TE Devis Asiasi is having quite a good practice as of late. Take a look at what positional coach Nick Caley said about him recently.
“It happens the way the games play out,” Caley said Friday. “Dating back to training camp, Devin does a good job route-running wise. He has production in practice going back to early training camp. He’s not just a one-trick pony from that regard. He’s working hard at both facets of his game. Not just in the run blocking. Obviously, that’s critically important but also as a route-runner too.
“I don’t think there’s anything particular one way or the other, other than we just have to keep working to improve in general based on how the gameplan dictates things. And I think that generally plays off of that as far as role of the game, in terms of reps, in terms of situation in the game, so on and so forth. Also I think the games, it’s just a little bit different. Sometimes the flow of whether it’s a substitution pattern or not goes the way you envisioned it. And sometimes, like anything else, you change course early because of something either — maybe it’s a roster deal or maybe it’s the way you’re being played or vice versa.”
“Speaking, at least from our standpoint, we don’t really want to have a guy that can just do one thing,” Caley said. “Then you become predictable and things like that. We try to get them a well-rounded background and we’re always trying to work on run and pass fundamentals, and that’s pass protection too. It’s kind of a three-faceted approach there in terms of the skill development piece of it. But, no, we want to have a balanced tight end. We want to have a balanced skill set where we can change gears and flip and be multiple and do things and really play off of each other and have some position flexibility within our unit.”
It sounds like he is doing pretty well. What do you think?