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Bill Belichick ends Patriots OTAs in unique way

Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2018 - 11:14 am

Everyone knows how much Bill Belichick loves football history and this week he passed some of it on to his players as they wrapped up the voluntary offseason workout program.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Belichick gave the team a "history lesson" on Tuesday before canceling Thursday and Friday's sessions, which gave the team off until training camp in late July.

The coach made the entire facility old-school by having leather helmets on the practice field, having digital clocks covered, black and white videos being shown, and even making the lunch throwback by having hamburgers and hot dogs.

"It was cool for him to get a chance to teach us about the sport that we're in, the National Football League and kind of how it started," one player said to Reiss. "We got to watch some old clips from football back then -- the '30s and '40s -- that I had never seen before. I didn't know what type of offenses were run, so it was really neat to see. We even looked at high school football back then, all the way up to NFL."

On Monday, the team visited Fenway Park for a team-bonding trip, so it appears Belichick was in a good mood on the final week of the offseason program.

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