Twenty-three teams started mandatory minicamps Tuesday. That means there was a dizzying amont of news, practice nuggets and press conferences, even when very little was said.
So what did we learn?
- For someone who clearly doesn't love meeting with the media, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh provides a lot of outstanding soundbites. He not-so-subtly took aim at PED users in general and the Seattle Seahawks in particular. Delicious. Pete Carroll responded but unfortunately didn't say, "What's your deal?"
Brooks: Sherman vs. Peterson
We wouldn't worry too much about June practices, but the Raiders have perhaps the worst-looking roster in the NFL on paper. And it's translating to the field.
Instant Debate: Best play-caller?
- Tim Tebowlooked how you'd expect him to look on the field in his first day as a New England Patriot. (Rusty). He said what you'd expect him to say. (Nothing.) The only surprise would be if Tebow made an impact for the 2013 Patriots. (For more on that, check out my turn on the Dave Dameshek Football Program below.)
This quote from Aaron Hernandez regarding Tebow cracked me up: "There's a reason why he's here. I actually don't know the reason yet, but we'll see."
"They (the Eagles) didn't start (Vick) until (he was) pass-first," Jackson said. "He tried to do a great job with that, but he still went back to what he always did, (which) was run. It's kind of hard because all you know is what you know."
Day 1 of minicamp mania is in the books. Let's do it again Wednesday before the NFL gets real quiet in coming weeks.