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Archive for July 30th, 2009

Mrs B’s TC Report 7/30 PM

As some of you know, I’m working this summer so I won’t be attending every camp session and have decided to retire Mrs B’s Annual Training Camp reports…. However, I did attend today’s session and as I mentioned, I’ll still post if I have time and there is something to say.  I’m just in a different place in my life right now and need to feel free to just attend camp “for the fun of it” without feeling the need to rush home and report everything that’s already been said anyway.   So, here’s the first Mrs. B’s Random Training Camp Report. 😉

Jake and I headed out for the second session of Day 1 and the sun was shining.  The grass dried off from the incredible downpour that took place in the morning while I was at school.  Parking was a bit further away this year due to the hotel but it was clearly marked and there was no problem getting in or out. Hung out with Peg from Patriots Planet and my usual TC partner in crime, Mike.

*Guys were on the field in full pads but most of the practice was slower speed with little contact.

*Previously missing Moss, Green,  and Galloway were on the field tonight while Bruschi, Light, Neal and Seymour were not,  possibly getting a Vet night off.

*To me, it seemed that camp was very quiet, perhaps due to the heat, lack of heavy hitting or absence of busloads of camp kids sitting next to me on the grass. Also noticeably absent was the music blaring during the stretching portion which had been present for the past few years.

* Mr. Kraft drew some cheers when he appeared on the sidelines as some fans called out to him. Moss also got the crowd up every time he touched the ball.

*Camp followed with the same routine as usual with periods and various positional drills, etc. Something new this year was the presence of the jugs machine for KO drills. Perhaps saving Gostkowski’s leg and/or insuring that the ball went to a specific spot each time.

* As usual Welker seemed to emerge out of the pack with the ball and come out of nowhere… speedy as ever.

*David Thomas was impressive and made a few good grabs, with  a sweet one-hander standing out among them. Lucky 13, Joey Galloway,  was impressive as well. Julien Edleman also had a one handed bobble-recovery catch too.

* Leigh Bodden looked great covering Moss and robbed him of a big catch in front of the crowd, drawing quite a bit of noise.   No worries though, Moss was as impressive as usual.  Looking forward to lots of Brady to Moss TDs this season!!

* Taking laps were Tully Banta-Cain, Steve Williams (I think… I remember 76 but not positive if it was blue or white. If white, then it was Sebastian Vollmer), and Shun White.

*Guys huddled up at 5:15 with OLine signing after practice while Scar did some ab work on the field.   Randy Moss also signed quite a bit on his own and made his way around the entire area.

Jake and I hit Uno’s for a bite then headed home. Tomorrow is another set of double sessions.