Sunday Morning Patriots Links

Ian Logue
May 23, 2010 at 09:32am ET

Patriots puts the ‘D’ in bland during dull loss to Houston Texans
Patriots notebook: James O’Shaughnessy strengthens his case to be the third tight end
Bill Belichick: Cyrus Jones 'did a nice job' in return game vs. Texans
James O'Shaughnessy shows offensive glimpse amid battle for TE spot
Guregian: Texans one of few teams with keys to slow Patriots offense

A quiet Sunday in terms of Patriots news as the rest of the media is buzzing over the Celtics win last night.  However here are some of the stories circulating online worth reading.

For LB, Not Much Cooking - Boston Globe

In the above link Tully Banta-Cain talks about his recovery from minor shoulder surgery following last year's 10-sack performance.
“I’m getting recovered from that,’’ said Banta-Cain. “I’m finally back doing everything with the team, doing all the workouts and OTAs. I’m just getting back to my form.’’

Ian Rapoport has a column with more on Banta-Cain in this story:

Tully Banta-Cain Feels Good After Surgery - Boston Herald

I had to do a double-take after seeing all the Wes Welker stories that more or less had the same story regarding his "progress".  For the most part many of these headlines are the same - yet just in a different setting to the point where last night I joked on Twitter that each time one runs it should be a "drinking game."

However the Old Spice Wes Welker football camp at Thayer Academy gave fans the first glimpse of Welker actually running and working with kids during football drills - with many great observations available in the links below:

Well Received  - Boston Herald

Brady Serves as a Welker's Crutch - Patriot Ledger

For those looking for a photo of Welker's knee, one of the Herald's photographers snapped one yesterday - which can be found by clicking here.

Welker a Happy Camper - Boston Globe

In the above link Welker says he'll be around for the next month, watching film and the minicamps, along with continuing his rehabilitation.
“I’m going to be around here, in Boston, for the next month working and seeing the guys and watching the films and all the minicamps, critiquing guys and things we can do better, things that we can work on,’’ Welker said. “I’ll be more of the veteran type guy, hanging out, and rehabbing at the same time and doing all that stuff.’’

A couple final stories to check out:

Kraft Rooting For New York SuperBowl - Boston Herald

Former Patriot Brings National Combine to Mass - Boston Herald

Belichick Second on Forbes List of Highest Paid Coaches -

Long day for me yesterday which saw me get home at 10pm last night, so no Sunday Football Blog Post this morning from me (and back to work today).  However stay tuned for an interesting story I'm putting together which will run tomorrow instead.