This week I made journey to training camp in Foxborough, Massachusetts hoping to have a few questions of mine answered about the 50th edition of the Patriots. The most pressing concern of course is the health of starting quarterback Tom Brady. Brady at least to me looks to be completely recovered from his surgeries. One of my counterparts even mentioned that if you were unaware of his injury last season you wouldn’t even notice. To me it seemed like the ole Brady we are all used to seeing. At the morning practice session right before the team finished up, they were practicing their redzone offensive packages. In full 11 on 11 action Brady was flushed out of the pocket, and while on the run delivered a perfect strike in the corner of the endzone to newcomer Joey Galloway. It was quite eye opening and encouraging to see Brady move with such precision. On a lighter note in the afternoon session Brady was actually kicking a football like a soccer ball as he moved from one rotation to another. Although it was probably harmless, it would seem that Brady is not too concerned about his ankle or health to full around a bit. A point that was driven home since it was his 32nd birthday and he was doused with water and received a cake to the face from Matt Light.
Outside of Brady's health training camp was pretty much exactly what you would expect in the NFL. Bill Belichick has been riding his players pretty hard in this the first full week of camp. The Patriots have had two-a-days in full pads throughout the week. In the media it is being seen as the Pats commitment to excellence. After their perfect season was foiled and Brady's injury it would seem the Patriots are determined to be better than ever.
If you ask me I can't wait for the Pre-Season to begin, let's get to the action.
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Written by Nich Hall