Back to basics for Belichick

Rookie minicamp gives window to coach's detail-oriented, hands-on approach

Updated: April 30, 2010, 3:51 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots rookies were on the field for a one-hour practice Friday morning as the team's rookie minicamp kicked off, and Bill Belichick was a head coach on the move as he closely monitored different aspects of the session.

Few can get inside Belichick's head to know what he's thinking. An easier task is to follow him across the two practice fields behind Gillette Stadium and report what he's viewing.

The session started with 26 rookies (12 draft picks, eight ...

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