The 'calm before the storm' is an accurate description of these days prior to the opening of camp, one week from today, here in Foxboro.
But with the new season approaching rapidly, general managers and coaches around the league are seeking to solidify a roster that would put them among the NFL's best.
SportsIllustrated.com includes an article discussing one franchise's on-going struggle to take down the Patriots.
"I've read all the books put out on the New England Patriots organization. There aren't trade secrets, but just general thoughts on why they've been successful,'' said A.J. Smith, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego Chargers.
As we travel back east to New England, the Pats have their sights set on writing a different ending to the story come next February.
"In life, you don't reflect too much on what happened in the past. You try to learn from it and build on it," said QB Tom Bradyin a *Providence Journal *article. And learn is what the team will do come next Thursday when training camp opens.
The *Metro West Daily News *also takes a similar approach in examining how the Patriots will respond to near-perfection. At this time of the summer, this question appears to be the buzz surrounding New England.