After visiting 11 training camps in 10 days, there's a lot to digest.
Initially, I worried about the impact of the new collective bargaining agreement on the camp tour. As it turned out, the one-practice-a-day mandate offered a more conducive schedule and more chances to see more teams. I was able to hit the Browns and Bills on the same day and the Jets and Eagles the next day.
Here are 10 reflections from the camp visits, which covered 2,433 miles driven.
1. Tebowmania can only hurt Mark Sanchez:
The idea of replacing Sanchez with Tim Tebow in the red zone will only diminish Sanchez's reputation as a quarterback. In three seasons, Sanchez has proven he's more about the wins than the stats, but look at the statistical impact of taking Sanchez off the field in scoring situations. Last year, Sanchez completed 56.7 percent of his passes and had 26 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. I know the idea is to create a dual threat with Tebow as a runner and a thrower, but 12 of Sanchez's touchdown passes came in goal-to-go situations, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He completed 16 of 33 passes and had one interception on those plays. Take away those numbers and you have a starting quarterback with 14 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. Even worse, he'll probably feel more compelled to gamble on a few throws from outside the 10-yard line that might end up being picked off, making his numbers worse. Twenty-one of his 26 touchdown passes were in the red zone. If you're going to be a playoff quarterback, shouldn't you have a chance to complete the drive?
2. Who came up with the idea of making Tebow bigger?
When Tebow took off his jersey during that rainy Saturday in Cortland, N.Y., you should have seen the reaction in Broncos camp. Broncos officials couldn't believe the Jets allowed Tebow to bulk up so much. He looked more like a fullback than a quarterback. "Name me a quarterback who is encouraged to get that big," a Broncos official said. "He came out of college weighing around 230 pounds." It's fine for the 6-foot-5 quarterbacks to weigh 250 pounds or more, but Tebow is little under 6-3. How can 15 extra pounds help his throwing?