Football -- officially -- is back.
"For me it was little different," Garrett told reporters, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "because I wasn't directly involved, but just like a lot of stuff this offseason, it allowed me to step back and coach the whole team. I've always tried to do that, but when you are calling plays, you are occupied doing that, as well. The conversations were good on the offensive side of the ball, the defensive side of the ball and on special teams."
Schein: Early returns, early concerns
The first week of training camp brought a number of big developments across the NFL. Adam Schein sorts through the fallout. **More ...**
Classic Warren. Here's the rest of the buzz from around the NFL:
»Tom Brady might be short on offensive targets, but the Patriots are happy with the progress of receiver Danny Amendola. Coach Bill Belichick told reporters Monday, per ESPNBoston.com: "He's become a very dependable player for us. He doesn't make many mental errors. He's a guy who is usually in the right spot and has a good understanding of defenses and what he's supposed to do. You can tell he's been in the league for four years."
» NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Packers left tackle Bryan Bulaga will miss the season after tearing his ACL in Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage. That represents a crushing loss for Green Bay, who might now be forced to move Marshall Newhouse back to left tackle or try out Don Barclay at the position. This is one void Vince Young can't fill.
» Two receivers generating noise: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area says Raiders pass-catcher Jacoby Ford, returning from a knee injury, "looks agile as ever" and "showed what he can do in space (on Saturday), taking a short slant for a big gain with elusive moves and pure speed." In Houston, Texans rookie receiver DeAndre Hopkins enjoyed a "fantastic week at training camp," per CSN Houston. Asked about Hopkins' hands, coach Gary Kubiak said, "They're exceptional. All the contested stuff is what he's exceptional at, when it's close and it's him and another guy, he makes the play."
»Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that he's highly confident he'll play Week 1 against the New York Jets and doesn't expect his surgically repaired knee to cause him trouble as the season wears on. "I'm very confident. Very," Revis said. "My mindset is, when they tell me I could cut, I figured it meant I could cut hard on it. I did, and it didn't hurt and the knee didn't swell. And I've been out there putting pressure on it and it hasn't hurt. So I feel when I get out there, I'll be confident I can do everything I need to."