May 21, 2024

Patriots

“That is my first time in a foreign country,” Demario Douglas stated. “So, it’s going to be totally different, a special environment.”

Mac Jones and Patriots teammates. AP Photograph/Greg M. Cooper
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FOXBOROUGH – There have been loads of rolling duffle luggage within the Patriots’ locker room on Thursday because the crew prepares to journey to Germany for Sunday’s sport towards the Colts.

Extensive receiver Demario Douglas stated he’s excited to see a brand new place.

“That is my first time in a foreign country,” Douglas stated. “So, it’s going to be totally different, a special environment.”

Defensive finish Deatrich Clever Jr. stated he’s watched highlights of German soccer video games. He appreciated the fireworks on the video games and hopes there will probably be some for the Patriots sport too.

Clever stated he plans on getting as a lot sleep as potential on the aircraft to assist his physique acclimate to the time change. He doesn’t sometimes use neck pillows, however he stated he’s bringing one for this journey.

Clever hopes to search out somewhat time for sightseeing however stays centered on making ready for the sport.

“I believe somewhat little bit of steadiness,” Clever stated. “Type of like do some little bit of each, when you’re there the day earlier than the sport form of like see round and stuff like that and see how every part seems to be as you’re going into town, see how every part seems to be and stuff. However, on the identical time, bear in mind that you’re there for enterprise.”

Patriots coach Invoice Belichick stated Thursday that the group has been making ready for the journey because it was introduced.

“At any time when it was scheduled,” Belichick stated. “When was that introduced, someday within the spring? So, made a pair journeys over there, totally different individuals within the group to plan for it. All of the logistics, follow facility, stadium, lodge, meals, airways, stuff like that. So, plenty of work has gone into this.”

Belichick stated he has to do some homework on what German phrases he desires to be taught whereas the crew is within the nation.

“‘Win’, perhaps?” a reporter instructed.

“Yeah, ‘Patriots win?’” Belichick stated. “What’s the phrase for that? I’ve been spoken to in German, simply don’t know what was stated.”

Clever was requested if the journey is coming at an excellent time. With the Patriots’ document at 2-7, wouldn’t it be good to get away from Foxborough for some time?

“I’ll extra say the bye-week is coming at an excellent time as a result of we’re going to Germany,” Clever stated. “That’s going to be an extended journey there and again. It’s good to have that week off to form of calm down.”

Quarterback Mac Jones stated he’s trying ahead to the chance.

“I believe it’s cool, proper?” Jones stated. “It’s an incredible alternative for us to go on the market and play the sport that we love in entrance of a special crowd. Undoubtedly trying ahead to it.”