The Patriots kicked off their 2010 training camp yesterday, putting the players through double-sessions on a wet day down at Gillette. You can get all the Patriots stories this morning over at PatriotsLinks.com, below are a few of the top stories.
Patriots camp filled with fresh faces – Mike Reiss has first and second year players getting their shot right from day one of camp.
Belichick remembers when training camps were a real grind – Jim Donaldson has the Patriots coach remembering when training camp started on July 5th and there were six preseason games and multiple scrimmages as well.
Tactic is a bit off the wall – Shalise Manza Young has this Patriots group looking to make their own memories, rather than living off the glory of past squads.
Kaczur willing to learn at guard – Jennifer Toland examines Nick Kaczur’s move to left guard in the absence of Logan Mankins.
Stephen Neal longs for Olympic glory – Ron Borges has the Patriots guard revealing that he still dreams of winning a Gold medal in wrestling.
Eight observations on opening day of camp – Hector Longo brings his unique perspective to yesterday’s sessions.
No letup for Wes Welker – Ian Rapoport’s notebook has the injured receiver still working hard on the sidelines.
Slicing up the Red Sox’s boring pie – Bill Simmons weighs in on the Red Sox.
His prospects are good – Amalie Benjamin has the Red Sox minor league notebook this week.
Red Sox set up to wait – Scott Lauber thinks that the Red Sox might wait until the waiver trade period to make a deal.
After West Coast trip, time of the essence for Red Sox – Jon Couture says that the Red Sox room for error is trending towards zero.
C’s sign Von Wafer – Chris Forsberg looks at the Celtics adding the former Rockets guard.
Media Roundup: More Whining And Complaining In Boston – My SBNation column this week looks at more complaining from the Boston sports media.
I’ve also got a full Metro Column on the ugly Hideki Okajima situation earlier in the week.