bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,

New England Patriots Training Camp #1 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)

Hi, luvs! I took the day off yesterday and after some quick chores in the morning, headed down to Foxboro for Patriots training camp located next to Gillette Stadium. It was so crowded when I go there that I couldn't get a bleacher seat and had to go up to the hill. I was disappointed as it was farther away than I would have liked, but I was in the shade under a big tree and didn't bake like a lobster in the sun! There's always trade-offs. :) And I did get to see Tom when he came down to our end of the field for goal-line work. He looks incredibly gorgeous, as usual. ;)

Many plays were run throughout the day and drills, too. Rookie WR Kenbrell Thompkins showed some good work and rookie TE Zach Sudfeld made a spectacular one-handed catch that got him big congrats from Tom, who pounded him on the helmet. Chandler Jones was a pass-rushing stud, which is good because it's what we've lacked for a long time. Maybe he can stay healthy the entire year this time.

Rob Gronkowski was seen on the sidelines and will remain so until Week 7 of the season (he's on the PUP list after his back surgery).

Tim Tebow worked out as a quarterback and some of his throws actually hit their targets!

Camp was very festive and even with the crush of people, there was little conflict. We saw a scrum on the field at the end of practice between DT Kyle Arrington and RB Stevan Ridley, but it was brief. Coaches like training camp fights, anyway. Shows spirit in the wilting heat! Though yesterday the humidity wasn't bad.

I brought a water bottle with me and bought a Kayem hot dog which was pretty good. I wore my Brady jersey and Pats hat and blue shorts. It was fun to see the boys and it was a nice change-of-pace for me. I've been in too much of a rut lately.

There was an induction ceremony for the Patriots Hall Of Fame last Monday and linebacker Tedy Bruschi (now an analyst for ESPN) and radio broadcaster Gil Santos (he called the games for 36 years) were honored with red jackets and a place in the Hall. The place was jam-packed from the photos I saw. Tedy has 3 Super Bowl rings and Gil called all the games. Good times! :)

Stay tuned for the preseason and regular season reports of the Pats march through the 2013 season! :)
Tags: gillette stadium, new england patriots, tom brady, training camp
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