Hitting the ground running

As the doors open, mailbaggers wonder what this 2011 Patriots team will look like

Updated: July 26, 2011, 2:02 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Are you ready for some football?

At long last.

Doors swung open for Patriots players Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET for voluntary strength and conditioning work, and the first official day of training camp is Wednesday, when players will go through the annual conditioning test. The first public practice is Thursday.

I think we'll get a feel for the professionalism of some players over the next few days. We're going to find out who put in the ...

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