Camp Diary: Aug. 5, 2005
Today was a better day for me! I feel like I have my legs under me and I have better overall explosion off the snap. The last couple of days I have been feeling sluggish. I just pray to God that I can stay healthy since something has happened to me in every training camp I have participated in. Staying healthy has been a challenge for me in past camps.
Actually, this is the first camp where I feel comfortable with the defense and know and understand everything that is going on. I guess it's the sign of being a veteran in the league. We have switched our defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme and now I have a chance to play defensive end. This is new, but exciting and different.
What is really funny is that I actually enjoy the move to end, but it also helps me to play nose guard more effectively because I know what the ends are doing at all times — I understand their tendencies and responsibilities better. In addition, if the ends have a question they can ask me and I can actually help them out. If you know me, I am very energetic and I talk ... a LOT ... so I hope I am helping the line, especially the younger guys. It's tough being a rookie or newcomer to a team.
We have been in camp for a week, but it feels like forever! I feel good overall though. I have really been taking care of my body better this off-season. I lift immediately following practice, then I get into the cold tub, the hot tub, then I stretch and then head home for some rest. Experience helps you take better care of yourself.
I'm eating a lot of vegetables and protein. We now have a nutritionist who monitors what I eat, so I'm eating healthy foods and I actually like it! Praise God! I have noticed a lot of change in my energy and endurance because of my shift in easting habits, so it definitely works. I have not had my Gatorade with Gatorlytes in awhile, so I am catching a cramp in my hand (LOL), so I'll end for now right here. Until next time...
Anthony Adams Jr., DT #91