In Adrian Wilson’s eyes, there is no replacement for live repetitions when getting ready for a grueling NFL season.

The film work and the dissecting of the playbook are more than necessary, but implementing those plays on the practice field, such as when Wilson registered an interception and deflected a pass Tuesday in the first day of minicamp, is how he believes the learning really takes root.

“I think on the field the communication is a lot better than it is in the classroom,” Wilson said following yesterday’s second mandatory minicamp session at Gillette Stadium. “We can’t actually call the calls in the classroom as we can on the field. . . . The classroom stuff is the classroom stuff. Actually getting out on the field and learning against live competition is something different.”

Wilson is no stranger to the days of conditioning and base building at minicamp as he enters his 13th season in the league. The 33-year-old spent the first 12 years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals before his release in March. The Patriots scooped up Wilson with a three-year, $5 million deal a few weeks later, and they are banking on a veteran player who resembles the one with 251⁄2 sacks and 27 interceptions in his career.

That experience is appreciated by Wilson’s young secondary mates, who have already saluted his leadership and guidance.