FOXBORO -- During Bill Belichick's Monday press conference, voices could be heard coming from the Gillette Stadium tunnel shouting about the solar eclipse and protective eyewear. Clearly, Belichick's some of Belichick's players were spending part of their day off as amateur astronomers.
A few minutes later, after a lengthy back-and-forth with reporters, Belichick was asked if he was an "eclipse guy."
Belichick laughed and shrugged his shoulders.
"Yeah," he said. "It's great."
The Patriots will get back on the field for practice Tuesday in preparation of Friday's preseason game against the Lions in Detroit.