BBD Editor: Dan Hope
The Buffalo Bills don’t have their first training camp practice until Sunday, but training camps are already underway for the other three AFC East teams. The dominant team in the division, the New England Patriots, began their practice schedule at 9 a.m. Friday.
A Massachusetts resident myself, I made the trip to Foxborough, Mass. to observe the opening day of Patriots practice. The practice was inundated by rain and cool weather, and was not fully padded, but it provided a first glimpse to the 2013 season for Patriots players, coaches and fans.
While it’s never a good idea to make major conclusions off of one practice, here are some observations I noted from the first day at Gillette Stadium.