GLENDALE -- A few nuggets from Media Day that stood out:
1) Kraft on Belichick/Brady. Owner Robert Kraft touched on what he feels is the special relationship between coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Kraft said that in today's NFL, it is imperative to have good coaching, good play at quarterback and supportive ownership. Kraft talked about Belichick is the type of coach in which players have to earn respect through hard work, discipline and performance on the field, and that's how Brady won him over. "I hope those two are together for a long time," he said.
2) Moss chats it up. Receiver Randy Moss spoke for an hour and deflected questions on off-field issues. When a reporter noted that Moss has spoken more this season than he has in the past, Moss said the reason is that the NFL sent him letters telling him he would be fined if he didn't. Moss also repeated his strong feelings for the Patriots, saying he hopes to remain with the team.
3) Assistant coaches in focus. As usual, the Patriots' assistants drew attention and one interview of note was with defensive line coach Pepper Johnson. He spoke about his playing career with the Giants and touched on his future goals as a coach. Johnson said he feels fortunate to work under Bill Belichick.