Patriots Blog: Brady Speaks, First Full Pads Practice

July 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Blog: Brady Speaks, First Full Pads Practice
" FOXBORO (CBS) – Here are some observations on day 3 of Patriots training camp.

The Pats were in pads for the first time in camp and that meant for the first time there were contact drills.

Players seemed ready to finally hit and offensive and defensive lines took part in testing each other. First round pick Chandler Jones looks as good as advertised. He was physical and brought an array of moves to the drills. He still needs some work. Too many times he was left wide of the play and out of position. Offensive lineman Robert Gallery showed some initial pop out there but he looks like he’s on the down side of his career. He was on the ground too much during drills

Tom Brady’s connection with Brandon Lloyd is coming into shape. Lloyd is making plays and catches all over the field. He is clearly one of the best athletes out there. He knows the system having played under Josh McDaniels before, now he just needs to gain the trust of the quarterback.

There were some injuries on the third day of camp "

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