The first days of the New England Patriots camp have gone by, and though the team is happy to be back on the gridiron, they realize they have a lot of work ahead of them to be successful in the upcoming season.
"The attitude of the team is really good," quarterback Tom Brady told reporters. "People have come out and worked hard. That's what Coach [Bill] Belichick always stresses. Obviously there's a lot to learn from, and we're a long way from our goal."
Even though Brady's in a contract year, and has yet to settle on a deal with New England, he's currently focused on being a leader on the practice field, and he depends on other veterans to do so as well.
"Camp is always a grind," Brady said. "But the guys who stick around their attitude is always pretty good like Kevin Faulk, and Torry [Holt] and Randy [Moss] and that's what it's about, showing good leadership and coming out here to have fun."
The Patriots have approximately 20 practices before their first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 12 and until then, they'll be working out some of the kinks from last season and look forward to the future.
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