Q: Was the Navy coaching staff just taking everything in at practice today?
BB: They're just up here to watch what we're doing. We have a great relationship with Ken [Niumatalolo]. He's been a good friend and everything I've asked, he's always been there for me.
Q: Is there any clarification on Joe Cardona's status for 2016?
BB: He's here.
Q: Will Joe Cardona be here the rest of the way?
BB: I don't know.
Q: What's important this time of year in getting new faces acclimated?
BB: Just keep making progress. Each day, just try to build on the day before. A lot of new faces, a lot of new installation, so just grind through it day by day.
Q: Is this different for the veteran guys than it is for the rookies?
BB: No, we're all starting all over. We're all starting all over, coaches, players, everybody. It's a new year, we're all starting over.
Q: Did everyone report to camp?
BB: I don't know. Whoever is here is here.
Q: Is there a reason why Rob Gronkowski wasn't on the field?
BB: There are a lot of players that were not on the field. They were doing other things.
Q: Was Rob Gronkowski expected to be there?
BB: All of our players are. They're doing other things.
Q: What difference will his second year make in Malcom Brown asserting his leadership and maturity?
BB: The second year makes a big difference in that room. There are guys that have played longer in the league, but Malcom [Brown] has played longer with us.
Q: What does fatherhood mean to you and what does it mean to have your son, Steve Belichick, so close to you?
BB: It's really special. It's special to be able to come in every day and see him. There were certainly a lot of days I wasn't there when they were at school. I was doing my thing and they were doing theirs, so it's great to be able to see him every day.