By: Ian Logue
Beginning today and throughout training camp and the rest of the season you can check here each morning for a quick rundown of what’s being written to catch up on the latest news, etc. If you enjoy the posts and find them useful, just be sure and pass them along to a friend, Tweet them, Share them on Facebook, etc. and spread the word.
Patriots Daily Briefing 7.29.12 – Shalise Manza Young
Manza Young has an entry this morning on today’s schedule, as well as some notes on some other stories both in the newspaper and some quick news from other AFC East teams.
Brady taking nothing for granted – Shalise Manza Young
Manza Young has a great story on Tom Brady, who as he enters his 13th season isn’t taking anything for granted and he says he’s got one job and that’s “to win”.
2012 Patriots Training Camp – Photos – Globe
There are some great images from training camp, including the one in the above link which has Brandon Lloyd taking away a pass from defensive back Sterling Moore.
Brandon Lloyd: ‘It takes time’ – Julian Benbow
Benbow has a great entry on Lloyd, where he talks about the chemistry between he and Brady so far through camp.
NOTEBOOK: Gallery is just plowing ahead – Julian Benbow
files his “NOTEBOOK” which leads off with the fact that since Logan Mankins sitting out thus far through camp as he recovers from offseason knee surgery and Brian Waters out with an excused absence, Benbow writes that Robert Gallery is getting the majority of snaps at right guard and is just working hard at getting better with his new football team. There are also some notes on Tavon Wilson, who has his head buried in the playbook as he continues working his way into the secondary.
Becoming comfortable with Welker’s Contract Status – Greg Bedard
Bedard files his Sunday notes which leads off with some thoughts on the Wes Welker contract situation where he doesn’t feel that it will affect his performance on the field. Bedard also questions the notion that “the Patriots are to blame”, which seems to be held among a number of fans who are frustrated that a deal wasn’t made before the deadline.
Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats – Mike Reiss
Reiss has this morning’s entry on his thoughts on the Patriots, including a mention where he feels Ron Brace is off to one of the best starts of his career so far through training camp. He also notes that Jermaine Cunningham looks like he’s not going down without a fight, at least judging by his performance thus far.
Brandon Lloyd shows early, exciting signs – Karen Guregian
Guregian has a great article this morning on the chemistry between Lloyd and Brady, however, it’s interesting to note that judging by the vibe with the crowd at camp, she compares it to what it was like when Randy Moss first came to Foxboro and she writes that there’s a lot of similarities each time the two connect on the field.
NOTEBOOK: Line makes full changes – Jeff Howe
Howe files his “NOTEBOOK” this morning, which leads off with a look at the offensive line, which has had a tough time developing any cohesion thanks to injuries.
Tom Brady’s fire still burning – Jeff Howe
Howe has a good article on Brady, who he writes has come a long way from being the “skinny kid from San Mateo California and walking into the huddle for the first time against the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski truly a game-changer – Karen Guregian
Guregian has a great article on Gronkowksi and writes that thanks to his jaw-dropping season fans should expect to see designated “Gronk busters” appearing, particularly in AFC East games this year.
Daily dose of improvement works for Tavon Wilson – Adam Kurkjian
Kurkjian has a good read on rookie defensive back Tavon Wilson, who is just trying to prove everyone wrong and become a productive player on defense.
New Season, New No. 85: Why Brandon Lloyd is already making people forget about Chad Ochocinco – Christopher Price
Price has a terrific article on Brandon Lloyd and writes that after what he’s seen so far during camp, there’s “no comparison” between Lloyd and Chad Ochocinco.
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
Wilfork’s weight loss could be Patriots gain – Mike Lowe
Lowe writes that Wilfork appears to be in his best shape ever as he looks to set the tone for a defense that he feels needs to improve over last year.
Josh McDaniels positive about return to Patriots – Jennifer Toland
Toland has a good article on offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who is enjoying being back with the team. In the piece Deion Branch goes on to say that if McDaniels had “a little more talent”, he might even be able to play the game.
Belichick Working on a Plan For Hightower – Paul Kenyon
Kenyon has an article on first round pick Dont’a Hightower, with head coach Bill Belichick telling the media that he doesn’t know just yet what role they’ll be working him into.
TRAINING CAMP NOTES:
Here are a few of some great entries to let you know what happened at camp on Saturday:
Patriots Practice at a glance – Greg Bedard
Postcards from Training Camp – Tom E Curran – CSNNE
Bed Check – Wrapping Up Day 3 – Mike Reiss – ESPN BOSTON
Camp Observations: Day 3 – Field Yates & Mike Rodak – ESPN BOSTON
Pats Camp, Day 3: Lots of hittin’, hurtin’ – Erik Scalavino – Patriots.com
What we learned from Patriots Training Camp 7/28 – Erik Frenz – Bleacher Report