Patriots training camp notes: Love hurt, Brady frustrated


Patriots training camp notes: Love hurt, Brady frustrated

FOXBORO -- Kyle Love was face down for several minutes on his stomach with his hand to his head. When he left the field, trainers seemed to test for concussion, then seemed more concerned with trying to flush his eye. Love left the field and didn't return.

Tom Brady was 14-for-21 passing on the day. He cooled off quite a bit during the end of practice when the offense was running a two-minute drill. He wasn't too pleased with the execution either, screaming at one point, "What are we doing here?!" His agitation seemed directed at Donald Thomas.

The starting offensive line in 11-on-11 was Nate Solder, Thomas (in place of the newly-retired Robert Gallery), Dan Koppen, Dan Connolly and Marcus Cannon.

Cornerback Ras-I Dowling made the biggest play of the during the 11-on-11 portion of practice, intercepting a Brian Hoyer pass deep down the left sideline that was intended for Aaron Hernandez.

One of the most entertaining drills in camp has been 1-on-1 tackling. On Sunday, Jerod Mayo took down Hernandez. Bobby Carpenter got blown away by Shane Vereen. Hernandez stepped around Dont'a Hightower, Kyle Eckel beat Dane Fletcher and Alex Silvestro got tacked down by Aaron Lavarias. The move of the session went to Julian Edelman -- who took the hardest hit of the drill from Dane Fletcher moments earlier -- because he sent Josh Barrett to the ground with a jump stop and quick direction change.

James Ihedigbo and Matt Slater were out of their red "DON'T TOUCH ME!" jerseys and are now touchable.

Spencer Larsen, Tracy White, Tim Bulman, Visanthe Shiancoe and Matt Kopa were down in addition to the players still on PUP.

Brandon Spikes was wearing a brace on his right knee. He left Wednesday's practice after the big brouhaha with a knee issue.

Vince Wilfork nearly flipped over the one-player sled during one of the early drills. I mean flipped it over backwards. Scary strong.

A number of defensive backs and wideouts with special teams responsibilities worked on punt blocks and then the scoopscore move.

Wide receivers and defensive backs spent time trying to beatget jams at the line. Ross Ventrone struggled. Wes Welker abused Ras-I Dowling. Julian Edelman and Matt Slater both beat Kyle Arrington. Devin McCourty did well.

Brandon Lloyd took a lap around the field when he jumped the gun at the line of scrimmage for a false start.

Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran and Danny Picard contributed to this report.