Patriots Blog: What To Watch For When Training Camp Begins

July 26, 2013 3:59 AM
Patriots Blog: What To Watch For When Training Camp Begins
" FOXBORO (CBS) — This Patriots training camp is going to be challenging for the team on many levels. Mentally, physically and on the field, the Pats have concerns. Here are four things to pay attention to as camp gets under way.

1. Can the Pats “ignore the noise”?

League-wide and nationwide, everybody is talking about the Pats in a negative way. How they mentally stay focused and forge ahead is going to be something to watch. When do they get tired of hearing Aaron Hernandez’s name? How will they try to block out the daily distracting questions? This is a proud group and now they are the focus of negative material.

2. Who is going to be able to grab “Tom Brady’s Trust”?

In the past, first-year receivers in the system have had trouble getting No. 12 to throw them the ball. Now, Tom is in a tight spot. No Wes, no Gronk, no Aaron and no Lloyd.

So now Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells, Julian Edelman and whomever else in camp have to step up and raise their hands and say they can do the job "

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