You know the one thing that Tom Brady needs with his wide receivers: Chemistry.
He had it with Randy Moss, and has it with Wes Welker. We already know who he didn't have it with cough Ocho.
So, how are things going with Brady's newest weapon, Brandon Lloyd? Tom E. Curran says the two sides need more time -- including time in the pocket.
Ron Borges, on the other hand, doesn't have his hopes too high. He says Lloyd's great season is more of the exception than the rule during his career.
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.