Reid expects slow start to camp

Andy Reid said to expect a slow start to training camp, in part because of the league’s new labor rules, and in part to ease in his players. He hopes the softer opening will provide time for his new offensive and defensive line coaches to teach their techniques.
“These next couple of days are going to give them a lot of individual time to kind of teach,” Reid said.
The coach said not to expect much different on defense, even with a new coordinator, Juan Castillo. “I think you’re going to see there are a lot of similarities. … He’s made some subtle changes,” Reid said. “I don’t think it’s going to be the huge changes that have taken place.”
Reid acknowledged that veterans will have an easier start to camp than rookies, who didn’t have the benefit of spring minicamps to learn.
He said he was thankful that the team could still come to Lehigh, despite the NFL lockout. “You’re talking about players who don’t know each other, haven’t gone through minicamp, maybe this is even more important to come up here. They’re housed together, and they have to make it work,” Reid said. “I think it brings the team together a little bit.”