Arrival at Training Camp Quotes

Arrival at Training Camp DT-JOSH WILLIAMS (on his attitude towards training camp) Training Camp “I feel great. The weather is beautiful, my body feels great.

Arrival at Training Camp

DT-JOSH WILLIAMS (on his attitude towards training camp) Training Camp

"I feel great. The weather is beautiful, my body feels great. I've come a long ways since last year and I'm ready to start fresh."

DT-JOSH WILLIAMS (on how important this year is for him) Training Camp

"It's a big year. It's my fourth year and I'm real excited to do well and be with my teammates again and have a great season."

DT-JOSH WILLIAMS (on the second training camp under Coach Dungy) Training Camp

"I feel wonderful, confident. We're going to have a great season. He's a great coach. We have a great group of guys we're going to be playing with. We have to just keep that confidence through camp and through preseason games and just keep on rolling."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if he's happy to be here) Training Camp

"I'm ready to go. I'm looking forward to getting started. Training camp for the guys on the line means that they have to beat and bang on each other, but for me it just means that opening day is getting closer. We still have some work left to do, but I'm looking forward to getting better during this training camp."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on his approach to camp) Training Camp

"I understand offensive lineman not looking forward to training camp. They put the full pads on and they're beating on each other and their bodies take a little bit of a beating. For me, the physical part of it isn't as much as the mental challenge. If you're not ready for camp mentally, it can be training. I really try to have a good attitude every year coming into this training camp."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if this day officially is the beginning of a new season) Training Camp

"This day is the official beginning, although I really felt like it kind of happened back in April. Last season is over with. This is a new team with new players. They have a new attitude and they have new goals as well. This is the official beginning of the 2003 season and I hope we will make it a good one."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on what is beneficial about having a year of experience under Tony Dungy) Training Camp

"We have a better idea of what Coach Dungy expects of us from a player standpoint and a commitment standpoint. Hopefully, we can do what he wants us to do. I think that experience is the best teacher and the more times you have a repetition of something or be around the same person for practices and meetings, the better off you're going to be."

DB-CORY BIRD (on if he enjoys being in camp) Training Camp

"It's an exciting day for me, considering that I'm coming off an injury."

DB-CORY BIRD (on if the defense can improve even further than last year) Training Camp

"I think so. I think last year was a great learning experience and I think we will make great strides this year and be a better defense."

DB-CORY BIRD (on how important this camp is to him) Training Camp

"Last year I had a rough injury and I tried to play with it, and I ended up on injured reserve. I want to prove that I'm 100 percent healthy and that I can play again."

RB-DOMINIC RHODES (on how his knee is doing) Training Camp

"It's doing really good. I'm still having a little stiffness in there, but I will be going this week. I'm going to do one practice a day. You need a lot of rest with a knee, so we're just going to go one a day and see how that goes."

RB-DOMINIC RHODES (on if he will take it easy in camp) Training Camp

"Yeah, I'm going to take it easy right now because I'm going to try to get it a little stronger before I really push it real hard."

LB-DAVID THORNTON (on importance of being in media spotlight) Training Camp

"I'm very excited about the opportunity. I'm looking forward to going in and having a fun camp."

LB-DAVID THORNTON (on summer school/mini camp advantage) Training Camp

"Summer school and off season training definitely helped me better myself on the field and pay attention to smaller details and I'm more comfortable with the weak sideline."

LB-DAVID THORNTON (on being back in camp) Training Camp

"I love camp. (It gives me) a chance to know the guys on a more personal level and also a chance to build relationships and just go through a little hardness together and suffering. Hopefully the sacrifices will pay off in the season."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on if the first day of camp is a happy day or a dreaded day) Training Camp "Oh definitely happy, coming off the loss in the playoffs you kind of want to get back in here and work hard and get past that point."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on being double-teamed a lot this season) Training Camp "It's always something that's kind have been a part of me. When I was at Syracuse, I never saw a single-block, I'm always seeing double teams and triple teams. It's something I'm used to and something you can't really prepare for. You just have to go out there and find little creases."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on the second-year defense under Tony Dungy) Training Camp "History has shown that Tony's defense becomes better with years. The more year's you're in the defense the better you get."

LB-MARCUS WASHINGTON (on feeling pressure for the upcoming season) Training Camp

"Well, I don't think I feel that much pressure. You know I am just one of the guys out there and there are ten other guys out there getting after it. David Thornton will be replacing Mike Peterson and he is a great athlete, great guy and a great player. So, it is going to be a lot of fun this year."

TE- MARCUS POLLARD (on how he feels now) Training Camp

"I'm eager. My body is ready, but mind is saying, let's stay on vacation for three more weeks"

TE- MARCUS POLLARD (on getting into a groove) Training Camp

"I think it's going to be tough for the first two or three days. I just have to get the kinks out. I just need to catch a few balls and run some routes. It's been six months and I'm sure looking forward to it."

TE- MARCUS POLLARD (on getting over last years ending) Training Camp

"I'm not over it yet. I can't turn the page until we are back in the playoffs and win a playoff game."

RB – EDGERRIN JAMES (on the kids coming to camp on a bus) Training Camp

"I decided to bring everyone, even kids from Florida. They wanted to see what it's like to come to training camp. I could not explain it, so I decided to bring them. They are staying the night, and coming to practice. They are not coming just to drop me off. They will watch both practices tomorrow, stay in hotels, and we have a movie reserved for them to watch. It will be like a field trip so they have a little fun before they go back to school."

RB – EDGERRIN JAMES (on what he hopes they get out of the experience) Training Camp

"Well, just that they have fun. They will get a chance to do things that they really would not get to do. It is unusual for a kid from Florida to actually come up here and come to a practice."

RB – EDGERRIN JAMES (on arriving at camp) Training Camp

"It's cool to be here. I was bored with the long off-season and all. Now, it's time to get down to business."

RB – EDGERRIN JAMES (on his mindset compared to a year ago) Training Camp

"It's totally different. Last year, I thought I was ready to go from not being able to walk to the field. Now, I know I'm able to do what I was able to do in the past. It's just a matter of getting out here and doing it."

RB – EDGERRIN JAMES (on having fun with kids) Traini

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