An NFL training camp isn’t easy.
Players are often scrutinized from the second they arrive at Gillette Stadium until they leave for the day. That’s exactly where the members of the Patriots’ offensive line find themselves after a week of practices.
Despite only being in pads for one day, the group is already receiving some tough criticism from their leader, Carmen Bricilo.
When asked specifically about the performance of second-year lineman Justin Herron on Wednesday, the positional coach took the opportunity to let his whole group know where they stand.
“I’ll be honest,” Bricillo said. “We are seven days in, and I don’t think we’re happy with where anyone is at.”
Appreciate the honesty of offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo. Asked if he was happy with what he’s seen from Justin Herron, Bricillo used a broad brush for his entire unit, “I’ll be honest, we are 7 days in and I don’t think we’re happy with where anyone is at…” #Patriots
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 4, 2021
The big bodies up front went into training camp expecting to be one of the more productive groups with Isaiah Wynn, Michael Onwenu, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, and the returning Trent Brown leading the way.
With all of that talent, the group still hasn’t earned the praise from their coaches, and they’ve been punished by having members of the line run laps nearly every day.
It’s tough to judge the offensive line without pads on, but some of their mistakes are obvious. Hopefully, with time and repetition, these issues will be ironed out before the start of the regular season.
As much as players respect Dante Scarnecchia, they don’t want to see him come visit and spend a day berating them.
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