A few picked-up Patriots pieces from around the Web:
1) Installation at 85 percent. In an interview as part of the Patriots All-Access program -- which can be seen in its entirety on Patriots.com -- head coach Bill Belichick tells Scott Zolak that the team is at 85 percent of installation with its plays. Belichick says the timing was right to take a break and come back in training camp to see what it looks like with pads on.
2) Shawn Crable among those putting in the time. As part of the Patriots All-Access program, Belichick was asked about some of the team's younger players stepping up. Outside linebacker Shawn Crable, who is a candidate to replace Mike Vrabel, was part of his answer. "Players like Jerod Mayo, Gary Guyton, Pierre Woods, Shawn Crable and guys like that, they've been in here the whole offseason. They haven't missed a day," Belichick said. "I don't think you have to ask them to step up. I think they want to step up and be the players they can be and hit their potential."
3) Cappelletti's '63-64 seasons get their due. In undertaking the daunting task of ranking each placekicker in each season from 1960-2007 to form a top-50 list, Chase Stuart of ProFootballReference.com has Gino Cappelletti on the list twice. At this time next year, it will be interesting to see where Stephen Gostkowski's 2008 season might rank.
4) Tom Brady's comeback. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports stopped by Patriots mandatory minicamp and focused on quarterback Tom Brady. In a piece titled "Brady comeback as much mental as physical", Cole makes the point that "Brady can throw all the passes and do all the little movements in the pocket that he wants, but his successful recovery also will depend on what’s in his head."