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Patriots Football Daily: Offseason Workout Program Begins



New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo is interviewed prior to the introduction of first-round cornerback Christian Gonzalez at Gillette Stadium, Friday April 28, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Today marks the opening of the New England Patriots offseason workout program. This is a voluntary activity for players, however, making a positive impression on the new staff is likely in everyone’s best interests. The focus of the workouts will be on strength and conditioning. The new staff will also be introducing their schemes to players.

For first-year head coach Jerod Mayo, the conditioning aspect of team building was emphasized at his introductory press conference.

“We start in the weight room. I think the weight room is one of the most important areas in the building to really evaluate the people you have on your team. One thing we don’t want to do is have people who are complainers or finger-pointing or things like that.”

Mayo would go on to say that, “Hard work works.”

On the NFLPA team report cards last year the Patriots ranked 31 of 32 in strength coaches and 32 of 32 in weight room. Strength and conditioning coach Moses Cabrera has been replaced by former assistant Deron Mayo. Brian McDonough has joined the staff as a strength and conditioning assistant.

New England was allowed to begin their program last Monday but opted to wait an extra week to make sure the coaching staff was all on the same page. Updates will be provided here over the course of the week.

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Football Fun Fact of the Day

Since the 1970 NFL merger, the New England Patriots have never selected at No. 3 in the NFL Draft. But they have had two players since the 1970 merger who were selected No. 3 eventually play for them:

Ohio State CB Shawn Springs (1997 to Seattle) played for New England in 2009.

Miami (Fla.) DL Gerard Warren (2001 to Cleveland) played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2011.

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