Good example of how a little bit more detail can paint the same picture in a completely different light:
From Reiss/Solomon 7/31:
"``I didn't think coming in and learning a whole new system was going to be a problem," Warfield said. ``I felt that the only thing that was going to change was going to be the terminology of the defense, how you define certain things."
Warfield said he should have spent more time at Gillette Stadium this offseason with coaches. After receiving a playbook for the first time at the start of training camp, Warfield has been a diligent studier.
``When I get out of here, I go straight to my room and I'm in the playbook," he said. ``I want to learn the system, what I need to do. I want to learn how to make myself a starter with this defense."
From Tomase 7/31:
"If anything surprised Eric Warfield about joining the Pats, it was the secrecy with which they guard the playbook. Not only did the Pats not let the cornerback see one before minicamp, they then repossessed it until training camp.
“Usually when you come into a program you’re given a small version of the playbook,” Warfield said. “For some reason, they don’t do that up here. I understand that if a playbook is lost, that’s pretty much your season. It gives away your whole defense and offense.”
Warfield admits being lost during minicamp, when he gave up some big plays, “and was pretty sure a lot of people thought I wasn’t going to make the team.”
He feels better now that he’s had some time to learn the plays.
“I’ve taken full advantage of my playbook,” he said."
Reiss/Solomon's piece seems to put the onus on Warfield, where Tomase details that Warfield had no option at getting the playbook any earlier.