• Belichick encourages Pats passers to take chances


    FOXBOROUGH (AP) - Training camp is the time to take chances.

    If a quarterback completes a risky pass, he could try that again during the regular season. If it's intercepted, he knows it might be a bad idea to throw it when the games count.

    But New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wants to see those passes in practice.

    He said Wednesday that it's OK for a player to take risks at times in practice to see how much he can do. That's part of the learning experience. He said he's talked a lot about that with Tom Brady.

    Brady said training camp is a time when new plays are installed so he does things he might not do in games to see how they work.

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