FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick inserted some humor into his weekly news conference this morning.
The topic was offensive lineman Dan Connolly, who will be thrust into a starting role at center with Dan Koppen expected to be out for at least two months.
"Dan has been here for a few years, he’s been on the practice squad, he’s been on the roster, he’s played center, he’s played guard, he’s returned kickoffs, so he’s been a pretty versatile guy for us in playing all the inside positions really and playing in different roles," Belichick said.
Ah yes, the old kickoff return.
Connolly's 71-yard return against the Packers last season is always a treat to revisit. With Belichick's remarks as the springboard, here it is again for those interested in playing along.