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Patriots' White: I miss being cursed out by 'hard-ass' Belichick

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New England Patriots defensive lineman Keion White has noticed one notable change between new head coach Jerod Mayo and predecessor Bill Belichick.

"We don't got Bill cursing us out every play anymore, but it's still pretty similar," White said following the at Patriots' first OTA practice Monday.

White, who's entering his second season in the NFL, went on to explain that he enjoyed Belichick's "hard-ass" coaching style.

"I miss it. Nah, I like Bill," the 25-year-old said. "He's my type of coach, like a hard-ass. I like that. I respond well to things like that, but Mayo's doing a pretty good job, too. It's all different. Mayo's doing a really good job of staying true to himself, not trying to fill somebody else's shoes, but create his own path, and I really respect that."

Belichick parted ways with the Patriots in January after 24 seasons and six Super Bowl championships together. Mayo was hired as his replacement soon after, becoming the 15th head coach in franchise history.

White appeared in 16 games and made four starts for the Patriots last season, registering 26 tackles and one sack.

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