"I thought we needed a week of practice," Manning said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday. "We're still a new team. We have new players, first-year players like myself here. I think anytime you can get an extra week of practice with the limited time that you're around in the offseason, the OTAs [organized team activities] and training camp, I thought it was something that was a plus for us. I thought we did some things last week that we worked on and hopefully improved, and hopefully, it made us a better team."