ABBREVIATED VERSION OF INTERVIEW

Q: What have the last two months been like for you? I know how disappointed you were with the way the way the 2009 season ended.

A: Everything's pretty normal.

Q: On the composition of the coaching staff, what went into the decision not to name coordinators?

A: Titles are overrated.

Q: When word came out on that, it was noted that you'll spend more time with the defense. How will that work?

A: We'll see.

Q: Will you call the defensive plays?

A: We'll see.

Q: Any concern on if players won't know who is in charge without the official coordinator titles?

A: Not really.

Q: On the rest of the coaching staff, is there a tight ends coach, or any other changes of note?

A: All's fine.

Q: For you, managing the workload, is there any concern with you taking on more responsibility?

A: Not really.

Q: Is it fair to say that is still evolving this year in terms of how you're time will be divided?

A: About right.

Q: The coaching aspect of the Patriots has been a hot topic. Corwin Brown is one significant addition.

A: Yeah I like him.

Q: The Patriots have re-signed some key players -- Vince Wilfork, Leigh Bodden, Tully Banta-Cain, Kevin Faulk and Stephen Neal. The focus seemed to be within. Was it a case that a lot of guys had contracts expiring, which was unusual, or an overall type of strategy?

A: We like our players.

Q: How has the uncapped environment factored into the team's decision-making along those lines?

A: Kraft answered that.

Q: Every day it seems like there is a report about the Patriots working out a new prospect for the draft. There are a lot of names attached to the team.

A: Let's see how it goes.

Q: What are your thoughts on this modified overtime proposal?

A: I like regulation rules.

Q: Are there any trends or themes in the league that stand out to you right now?

A: More 3-4 and more OL eligible.

Q: Scheme-wise, do you expect any dramatic alterations for the Patriots? The team has been a spread offense of late, while running the 3-4 on defense. Will that remain the same?

A: We'll see.

Q: Personnel wise, it seems like Adalius Thomas's situation is lingering over the team. What is his future with the Patriots?

A: We'll see.

Q: There have been reports on a contract agreement with tight end Alge Crumpler. Is that something that can be confirmed?

A: We'll see.

Q: How about the possibility of signing veteran free agent Josh Reed?

A: We'll see.

Q: On a personal note, how much longer do you want to keep doing this? Are you still energized?

A: We'll see.

Q: Tom Brady hasn't been at the start of the offseason program ...

A: Not worried about him.

Q: When you went back and assessed the 2009 season, what stood out to you? In your own words, it wasn't good enough.

A: Didn't play our best.

Q: Where do you go from here in your offseason preparations? This would seemingly be a key time on the NFL calendar.

A: Yes it's important.

Q: There are reports that the Patriots will visit the Lions on Thanksgiving ...

A: Should be fun.