You have to get yourself in a training-camp frame of mind. You go from being a full-fledged adult, paying taxes and everything else, to having to be in bed at 11 o’clock at night and in your room 15 minutes before that. It does somewhat belittle you to be put into that state. It builds camaraderie among the team to have everybody on the same page, so in that respect, it’s definitely worth it. Would I like to go home and sleep in my bed every night? Of course, but I understand the need for the camp regimen.
Ronde Barber, as told to Vic Carruci of NFL.com, writes a solid piece on Training Camp and the camraderie and struggles that go along with it.