New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady advised teammates this isn't the time for a vacation, or relaxing with training camp approaching.
The Patriots report to training camp July 23.
“I think we really had our vacation. I think that part’s over,” Brady said. “Not that you shouldn’t enjoy time with your family and stuff like that. For those seven months we’re pretty busy every day. I think you really focus on being prepared for camp. It’s really a time to start accelerating your preparation because you’ve got a lot of time to basically know what you need to improve on.
“Maybe it’s conditioning or any particular aspect of your game that you really need to work on that showed up in this particular camp, and you’ve got five weeks to work on it, make it better so you come into camp at the most important time, really at your best.”
The Patriots are trying to get back to the Super Bowl.
“We’re just trying to get better and make improvements,” Brady said. “Every year there’s different challenges, a lot of new players, a lot of new scheme things we’re trying to implement. We’ve had our good days and our bad days. Hopefully, we can really build on them and training camp starts pretty quickly. It’s that time of year where we’re ending the spring camps and really be quickly into the summer camps. I’m excited. It’s a great opportunity for all of us.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun