There have been rumors for a few weeks now that the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals would hold joint practices this summer and now it has been confirmed.
The Cardinals have announced that they will practice with the Chiefs in St. Joe for the week of August 5-9. The teams will then play a preseason game on Friday, Aug. 10 at Arrowhead Stadium.
I love that the Chiefs are doing this and I think it is especially cool that they will be doing it for an entire week! The Chiefs used to hold an annual scrimmage with the Minnesota Vikings when they held camp in River Falls, Wisconsin. While those practices likely were helpful, they almost always featured a “scuffle” or two.
When Todd Haley arrived in KC the Chiefs stopped having the scrimmages. I think this was bad for the Chiefs. It is good for the players to get a chance to go up against other players rather than just their teammates. The practices will also likely be a bit more competitive than the average practice. Not to mention the fact that both teams will benefit from seeing offensive and defensive schemes different from what they are used to seeing in practice.
After last year’s offseason where the Chiefs looked totally shocked when they finally got on the field in a preseason game, it appears this year’s coaching staff is going to make sure the team gets as much quality work as possible.
What do you think Addicts? Do you think a week of practice with the Cards is a good idea? Or should they have only scheduled one or two scrimmages?