Football is finally, blessedly here.
Sleds, drills, plays, scrimmages, new rookies and old veterans all in one place, in 32 different places across America. Helmets are cracking, pads are popping and players are going full speed. Position battles, injuries, contract disputes, trade demands—they're all happening at once.
Unfortunately, there's no training camp Red Zone Channel, so we can't see any of the glorious action live. All the football fans so desperately crave is happening just beyond our reach. Instead, we glue our eyes and fingers to our computers and smartphones, and wait for news from the embedded beat writers and reporters around the NFL.
Here at Bleacher Report, we've put together 12 of the most important lessons to be learned from the opening few days of training camp and put them in perspective. As the preseason draws tantalizingly near, we've already learned a lot from what little football there's been.