by Scott Benson

Awwww, it’s our one week anniversary today. What’s the traditional gift for a website on this occasion? I know……a whole mess of Patriots links.

Seriously, thanks to everyone that has stopped by over the past seven days. We’ll soon be rolling out some of the regular features we have planned for this fall. If we can find the rest of the staff, that is.

Today also happens to be Tom Brady’s 30th birthday. Wait….Brady’s 30 already? Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday that the excitable youngster was slamming into a startled Drew Bledsoe in the Superdome tunnel, completely ruining Drew’s traditional pre-game coma.

If there’s going to be cake today, Vince Wilfork will take a pass.  John Tomase of the Herald has this morning’s feature link, an expansive story on the formerly expansive nose tackle, who shed inches from his waistline this off-season, mindful of the premature loss of his beloved late parents. The whole defensive line gets some play this morning as the local scribes consider their place among the NFL’s top fronts.

Owner Robert Kraft stopped by camp and spent a few minutes with reporters, deflecting a Bill Belichick contract question and slipping in a line about players who talk winning but mean money. Not that he meant anybody specifically. Like Eddie Levert used to cry, almighty dollah! Money can drive some people out of their minds.

Hey, what’s with the picture that went with the Globe’s on-line version of this story? It looks like Kraft is about to grab the camera of some pesky paparazzi. Was that Jim Davis? The man is a menace with the camera.

In other news, Ben Watson’s been working on his blocking (don’t forget catching too, Ben), Logan Mankins has been a model of consistency, and Karen Guregian has been writing the first hysterical story about Randy Moss’s hamstring. Karen, I was just kidding yesterday. I think.

Birthday wishes for Tom? Recipes for Vince? You know where to put them.