Written by Matthew Cannata
For fans looking for action while the players are in pads, they will have to wait until Sunday to hear how they look. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, players are not allowed to wear pads for the first two days of practice. Once Sunday comes though, it’s full throttle and we begin to separate the boys from the men.
“This is like an appetizer the first day,” Wake said. “The real excitement is the day we put the pads on, especially for us big guys. That’s when the real football is played. This is kind of like the warmup to the main course on Sunday, but this is always good fun to get going, but I’m looking for those snaps.”
Cornerback Brent Grimes agrees and said they are just trying to build off the success of the offseason program
“We had a great OTAs and minicamp and we’re building off of that,” Grimes said. “Coaches feel the same way. We’re all excited about what we can do this year. That’s what training camp is for, to get better and build on the good things that we did in OTAs and minicamp and carry it over to training camp and then carry it to the season.”