Following a scheduled day off on Monday, the New England Patriots returned to the practice field on Tuesday, where they held their fifth day of training camp at Gillette Stadium.
After practice, a few players stopped for some interviews. Let's take a look at some soundbites from some Patriots players:
Wide Receiver Jabar Gaffney On Reverting Back To The Patriots Offense
"I kind of thought it would come back to me. This is the offense that I've pretty much played in my whole career. That part of it came back to me. Just getting the timing back down - that stuff takes a little more time."
Defensive End Rob Ninkovich On Transitioning Back To Playing On The Defensive Line
"I'm going back to my most comfortable position. In college, getting after the quarterback and defensive end is something I've done for a long time. It feels the same."
Defensive End Jonathan Fanane On Learning A New Defense And Executing
"It's a big transition for me. I just need to learn the defense and just get back to playing football. It doesn't matter 4-3, 3-4, I just need to learn my assignment and get better. You've just be consistent with everything that you do."
Defensive End Trevor Scott On Whether Or Not He Keeps A Book On Opposing Offensive Tackles
"I pretty much know it because I've played a lot of offensive tackle [in the past] so you pretty much get a feel for what everyone likes to do and then before the game comes on Sunday you really study that tackle and see what his strong points are."
Defensive Tackle Ron Brace On Improving His Game
"(I'm) just basically trying to work hard and get back out there. Possibly being on that field. I don't think anything is different, you know, I have to earn my spot. I have to work hard every day. I have to improve on the little things. Not everything is perfect so I have to work on whatever problems or little thing I need to tune up and make myself better out there on the field and a factor in the game"
Defensive Back Sterling Moore On Learning The Defense As A Whole
"If I can learn the foundation of the defense it's gonna help me tremendously to come out and help the defense make plays. I can play faster when I know where my help will be from my linebackers and I know when I know where the force will be on the run from my D-Line. I'm gonna try and come out and learn the entire defense instead of just the secondary part I learned last year."