A chance to hear from Tom Brady

When dissecting ESPNBoston.com's coverage of the first day of Patriots training camp, one editor asked the question: "What did Tom Brady have to say?"

More than 20 Patriots players conducted interviews with reporters after the team's morning practice, although Brady wasn't one of them. He is expected to do so today, which is similar to last year when he spoke on the second day of camp.

But, as usual, Brady made his presence felt on the field as the leader of the offense.

Here is one observation related to Brady from the first day of camp, which was written in an ESPNBoston.com story about the fresh faces on the field.

There is no youth movement at quarterback, however. Brady is cool and always seemingly in command.

There was a hold-your-breath moment when it looked like Brady got his legs tied up with a lineman while dropping in the pocket (he walked it off gingerly). But he didn't miss a play or the chance to connect with owner Robert Kraft at the end of practice. Brady walked toward Kraft and two senior executives of UnitedHealth Group, CEO Steve Hemsley and executive vice president Larry Renfro, and shook their hands before engaging in conversation.

That had to be a welcome sight to Patriots fans who might have heard speculation of late about a possible strained relationship between Brady and Kraft, a result of Brady entering the final year of his contract.

Along those lines, Judy Battista of the New York Times caught up with Kraft on her trip to Gillette and shares Kraft's feelings on how things will end up with Brady.