Downtime brings tense times

Pre-training camp break gives general managers, coaches reason to be nervous

Originally Published: June 14, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Though it may be hard to believe, roughly a third of the league's teams went on vacation late last week or over the weekend.

Most training camps open in the final days of July. For players, it's a needed break. For some coaches and general managers, it's six to seven weeks of sweating, fearing players will get in trouble or out of shape.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was forced to break a little earlier than expected. His meetings went too long and some players turned him in to ...

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