As we’ve firmly entered the grind of training camp, we thought it would be helpful to gather up all the training camp material Patriots Daily has produced to this point, and give it to you in one handy post. This contains the two columns written thus far, plus all the positional previews.
Major stories in the first few days of camp include the release of Shawn Crable, the no-show of Derrick Burgess, and the retirement of David Patten. On the field, Patrick Chung has apparently been impressing people, despite getting burned on a few pass plays, and every time you read a practice report it seems that Brandon Tate is making a spectacular catch. These are two of the key young players that the team needs to step up in their second year.
Rookie Jermaine Cunningham is suddenly facing much less competition at the outside linebacker position, and from most accounts isn’t embarrassing himself. The rookie tight ends are on record as making some big plays in Tom Brady-led Red Zone attempts, which is a promising development.
The Boys of Late Summer – A Primer – By Scott A Benson
Season Preview: Pessimists vs. Optimists By Dan Zeigarnik
Special Teams Preview
What have you seen/heard from camp that sticks out to you so far?