NAPA, California. – From running tracks and passes on Thursday in Arizona to participating in a walkthrough on Saturday morning in the wine country to participating in hands-on work already on Sunday?
Welcome to the World of Antonio Brown As he completes his first training camp with the Oakland Raiders, continuing his development with quarterback Derek Carr.
When Raiders coach Jon Gruden was asked on Saturday if he would soon see Brown as a full-fledged participant in training, he said, "I think so, yeah."
"He has all the repetitions in our walkthrough today He showed a great deal of restraint, and we'll see what happens here this afternoon, and we'll be doing a walkthrough today, too many people who can not practice, so we'll learn tomorrow. "
For quarterback Derek Carr It is a good sign that Brown is doing "everything with us at the moment" to prepare for his own development and to prepare for the regular game squadron.
"The man's recall is unbelievable," Carr said of Brown. "He came in and did not have any mental mistakes, and that's not easy on this offensive, especially if you have a day off … They come back and think you have to stay on coach Gruden's offensive, you can say that Antonio was studying because he came out and did not miss a beat.
"He was part of everything we did today." The two weeks he was not on the team and came back last Tuesday, when he was treated for his frostbitten feet, he suffered from a cryotherapy breakdown in France last month and Brown lost the complaint of wearing his old, no longer certified helmet and found a replacement.
And during the Raiders Sunday and Mondays before they break camp and play host to the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Thursday. Few, if any, starters will be on the artificial turf
Carr will continue to join wit Brown in meetings and, when he returns, in practice.
"I can pick up all my checks and do all these things as I will do it in the season and then I have … Tyrell [Williams] and [Darren] Waller and our Running Back and Antonio, they are all one on one, what are you doing, who are you going to? "Carr asked.
"This is the mental game we do. "I have to play, me and Coach Gruden … but it's nice to have him and I can play it like a real game and where I'm going and what I would do."