Linebacker Omar Gaither found this year's training camp to be a bit easier on
a few fronts compared to last year when he reported as an Eagles rookie.
"This year I went into it knowing what to expect, and that changes
everything for you," he said during his Scout Radio interview this week.
"As a player, once you've been through a camp, you know better how to
prepare your body off the field to get ready for camp. And you don't have
to worry as much about your mind being bogged down with new information because
you've been in the defense for over a year."
That said, Gaither made it clear that while he was better prepared for the
experience, it doesn't change the fact that the annual event in the summer heat
is still challenging -- even for a professional athlete.
"It was a little less stressful, but camp's tough whether you're a
first, second or tenth-year guy," he said. "But it was good for
us and I think our team bonded well."
Scout.com subscribers can listen to this 5-minute interview with Omar
Gaither where he talks about his camp experience, last Monday's night's game
against the Ravens and his upcoming matchup against the Panthers on Friday
night. And you'll even hear him talk about the rookie on the Eagles offense that
got his attention the most during camp and his thoughts on fellow linebacker
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