"Camp Sunshine" is a new recurring feature on Shutdown Corner, highlighting the eternal optimism stemming from offseason camps and practices. Here are today's players that give you reason to believe your team won't suck in 2009.
• Former Buccaneers safety Jermaine Phillips is being asked to move to linebacker this season, and so far, he's doing well. He's got the scheme down, and the transition is "ahead of schedule," according to master defensive coordinator, Jim Bates.
• Jets rookie running back Shonn Greene has head coach Rex Ryan beside himself with glee. Said Ryan, “He hits that hole and you say, 'Man, that’s a big man coming through there. He runs low. He’s a big ol’ rascal.” He even knocked down the Jets' director of grounds. Look out, Jerod Mayo.
• Louie Delmas, rookie safety with the Detroit Lions, stood out in minicamp. He intercepted Matthew Stafford and made an impression on head coach Jim Schwartz: "Yeah, he stood out. I think that's obvious to you, me and the American people."
• Former James Madison quarterback Rodney Landers impressed Raheem Morris in Bucs minicamp, too. Morris on Landers: "I'm a project guy, so I want to see if I can get me a project guy in here to work with. Maybe he comes back. Maybe he's the Wildcat quarterback. I don't know. Maybe he comes back and he's a [defensive back] for you. But he can do some things for you. He's interesting."