Bill Belichick: Practices with Philadelphia Eagles a "great opportunity" for New England Patriots

Belichick: Practices with Eagles a
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says that practices with the Philadelphia Eagles are a great opportunity for his players.

Bill Belichick has described the New England Patriots' practices with the Philadelphia Eagles as a "great opportunity".

The AFC East champions moved their training camp to Philadelphia ahead of their pre-season game against the Eagles on Friday.

The Patriots head coach told reporters: "It's nice to be here in Philadelphia, it's really a great opportunity for us to come down here and work with the Eagles.

"I think it will be a good experience for our team to get to see some different people, different scheme. We'll see some different match-ups.

"It will be great for us from a coaching standpoint because we'll certainly have to make some adjustments during practices and as we go. This has been an outstanding organisation through the years, and I'm sure that [Eagles head coach] Chip [Kelly] will have them in a very competitive situation next year."

The Patriots also face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants ahead of the start of the 2013 NFL season.

New England Patriots' Bill Belichick on December 30, 2012
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