FOXBOROUGH – After minicamp practice today, I had an interesting exchange with cornerback Shawn Springs. It started when he was asked if it is too early to be looking at cut-ups of Terrell Owens, given that the Patriots face the Bills in the season-opening game.
“It’s probably too early, but I actually don’t have to look at a cut-up of him. I can bring a notebook about this thick on him,” Springs said as he stretched his thumb and index finger apart.
Springs was then asked to detail more about his notebook on Owens.
“I keep notes on all receivers over the years. These guys are too good to go out there and not know them,” he said. “When I played Randy [Moss], I had a game-plan against him. Whether it was Marvin Harrison or going back to Jimmy Smith, or Chad Johnson. That’s one of the things – I’m a big note taker.”
I decided to roll the dice and ask Springs if I could see the notebook.
“No,” he said with a smile. “You might e-bay my notes and give it to some of these guys."