To break the monotony of banging against the same teammates every day, some NFL teams spend time during training camp banging against each other.
That’s precisely what the Chiefs and Cardinals may do later this year, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
The Cardinals will be in Canton on August 5 to play the Saints in a preseason game. Five days later, the Cardinals will face the Chiefs in Kansas City. In lieu of making a pair of trips to and from Arizona, the Cardinals could stay in the Midwest and practice with the Chiefs.
“There’s been some mention of it,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said of the possibility, via Teicher. “Whether it will happen or not, we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m not opposed to it. If this were my first year, I would be opposed to doing something like that. But I’ve been here a couple years and defensively, we’ve got our system in place and I think we’re making good progress with the offense so if it works out, I think it will be a good change. If it doesn’t work out, then we’ll just go right on with what we normally do.”
In the days of the Cheese League, when the Chiefs held training camp in Wisconsin, they routinely held joint practices. Since returning to Missouri for camp in 2010, they haven’t.
The best part about joint practices is that skirmishes become more likely. Which makes the entire training-camp process far more tolerable for those who cover it.