PATRIOTS CENTER DAVID ANDREWS
Q: How does it feel on day two?
DA: It feels good. It's good to get everyone out here. Beautiful day. So it's good. This is why we're all here – to play some football.
Q: You've been in this league and with this team for a couple years. When you see some of your new teammates, what can you help them with?
DA: Yeah, I mean we've all been there whether it's rookies or new guys. You've just got to try to bring everyone along. We have high standards and you've just got to bring them along. It's tough. That's part of the process. That's why we've got all these OTAs, phase two, all that and then training camp. We've got a lot of work to do and we'll just keep improving.
Q: It's pretty visible to us that Tom Brady provides a little extra juice when he's out there on the field. Can you guys get that injection of life with him out there too?
DA: Yeah, everyone's got some juice. He's a great leader. It's always good having him out there.
Q: You've been lining up next to Isaiah Wynn for a little bit in practice. What's that been like to share the field with him again?
DA: Yeah, we've got a great group of guys. It's great to share the field with everyone. Isaiah is working. We've got a long way to go as a group and we've just got to keep taking steps forward.
Q: How is he progressing so far?
DA: I don't know. You'd need to ask a coach that. I'm just here to play football, not evaluate.
Q: These are obviously not padded sessions. Is there a little more contact though than we would expect up front?
DA: It's hard to play O- and-D-line without football pads. It's the hand we're dealt. You've just got to make the most of it. There's obviously limitations to what we can and can't do. You can't really run the ball and do stuff like that but you just try to go out there, work your technique, hands, feet. It’s really more of that than a physical camp. That's what we try to do.
Q: Tom Brady wasn't at voluntary workouts but he's here for OTAs. How is it just seeing him back on the field and working with him still?
DA: Yeah, it's great having everyone out there. He's a hard worker and it's a pleasure working with all our quarterbacks. They all do a great job so whoever's back there, it's usually pretty fun.
Q: Trent Brown is a really big guy. What did you think when you first met him?
DA: That he's a really big guy. Yeah, he's a huge dude. I remember he played at Florida so I remember him from Georgia. Yeah, he's just – you said it there. He's a big dude.
Q: Do you try to keep things separate to a certain extent right now? Are you guys getting too into different variations and different plays or is it just trying to get the basics down?
DA: It's not game planning. We're just trying to go out there and execute. Whatever the defense throws at us they throw at us. We don't sit in the meeting and be like ‘alright here's what the defense is going to do.’ I think that's part of this camp that makes it so good because you really just have to rely on your rules. You can't just be sitting there guessing or waiting. You've got to go out there, see it on the fly, make your calls and apply your rules. That's why I think these camps or OTAs or whatever can be so good because there's not that aspect of game planning and preparing really.
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