Bill Belichick met with reporters on a video conference call on Friday, an informal kickoff to what will be a much different training camp in 2020.
“Always good to start camp and get into the process, it’s a little bit different this year,” acknowledged Belichick. With the NFL and the players coming to a deal just last week, the head coach stressed that safety was paramount and that the Patriots organization had effectively implemented a host of changes to make training camp possible.
“We’ve tried to move quickly to accommodate everything that’s been put in front of us,” said Belichick. “The number one thing is safety, for everybody involved — players, staff, the organization, all our support people and so forth. Biggest thing is to try to start the season healthy.