It's like the first day of school for NFL players heading to training camp
JUL 24, 2014 11:53a ET
'Tis the season for NFL training camps, when positivity is in the air and players pack up their lives for a return to the gridiron.
By this Friday, every team in the league will have broken camp (except the Detroit Lions, who officially open camp on Monday). Judging from players' messages on Twitter and Instagram, most of them are itching get back to their teammates and prepare for the 2014 season.
It's like the first day of school all over again. Only when NFL players go to school, they put on pads, hit sleds, study playbooks, bash one another and occasionally get into team-building brawls. Football!
Here's what they're saying:
Uh oh I smell football in the air ! #trainingcamp— Alden Darby (@Pic6Darb) July 24, 2014
At training camp!!!!! It's national hot dog day! 7-11 has 1/4 lb hot dogs for 99 cents!!! http://t.co/dmpSTE0H19— J'Marcus Webb (@jmarcuswebb) July 23, 2014
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton wears a Super Mario Brothers backpack to the first day of training camp pic.twitter.com/LPpaCtLdte— Brent Drinkut (@BrentDrinkut) July 23, 2014
Coming back for camp is like the first day of school. Great seeing everybody. Headed to the airport now #whodat— Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) July 23, 2014
First night in White Sulpher Springs, WV. Chicken fried steak at Cook's country kitchen! pic.twitter.com/kZF2yAJ3Em— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 24, 2014
Got my camp shopping done! Who ready for some football in Tampa ?— Da'Quan Bowers (@DaQuanBowers91) July 23, 2014
The best way to get in football shape is to play football....you can workout all you want the first couple of days are always different— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) July 23, 2014
Camp is here lol hello cortland— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) July 23, 2014
First shuttle over to the facility! Catch you guys when camp breaks. Stay out of trouble & as always be kool!— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) July 23, 2014
Training camp flow! pic.twitter.com/JIsExVn4d2— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) July 24, 2014
It's time. En route to Bourbonnais IL for my 6th NFL training camp! Incredible feeling. #HumbledAndHungry— Zach Miller (@ZMiller86) July 23, 2014
First day of camp!— Danny Gorrer (@Dgorrer36) July 24, 2014