Last week on the AFC East Roundup, we stated the biggest question that each team had going into training camp. With the first week of camp wrapped up, we are able to provide insight on those questions that were asked.
The question for the Bills was whether or not LeSean McCoy and Josh Allen were going to be at camp for their own reasons. After legal allegations were raised against him, McCoy was in fact in attendance at the first day of camp and had a conversation with Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott to discuss the matter. He even spoke to the media. McCoy will let the legal things handle themselves while he focuses on on the field activities.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Allen did not have a rookie contract but told his agent to get a deal done because he did not want to miss any time at camp and that is what happened. Now, he is a legitimate contender for the starting quarterback position.
All is well for the Patriots as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski both reported to training camp on time. There were questions on whether either of them were going to report on time or even be traded before camp in Gronk’s case, but neither of those scenarios were the case. Brady even reported to training camp early. Something to notice going forward in training camp is Brady may look a little rusty, He went 8 for 15 in 11-on-11 drills on Friday, now it is just the first couple days of training camp but it is something to keep an eye on.
Everyone wants to know how the Jets were going to handle their quarterback rotation in camp with Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, and first round pick Sam Darnold. The problem is that Darnold still has not signed his rookie deal so he is currently absent at camp. Reports say that Darnold told his agent to get the deal done because he hates missing time in camp. With Darnold not in the fold at camp yet, McCown and Teddy have been splitting reps right down the middle.
There is no clear answer for the Dolphins’ biggest question heading into camp because it takes time to buy into a culture change, not everyone is going to be 100 percent all-in after the first couple days of training camp. Part of the new culture in training camp is head coach’s Adam Gase new philosophy that is to give guys a shot with the first-team whenever they are playing well. This has been boosting players efforts and attitudes because they know that anyone has a chance to be a starter.