Teams use sessions to put systems in place

Originally Published: June 1, 2005
By Randy Mueller | ESPN Insider
As teams start to wind down their offseason programs, with most ending by mid-June, it is a good time to reflect on what may or may not have been accomplished and why these sessions are so important to NFL teams.

These coaching sessions and mini-camps seem like they drag on forever for the coaches and players, but they have become very important in today's NFL. With rosters changing more and more each year, it truly is a great way to teach and get repetitions on the field. Clubs were always able to have classroom time in the offseason, but the on-the-field sessions are new to the league in the last five to seven years, and although the veteran players don't always agree, I think the positives heavily outweigh the negatives.