The news today that the Cardinals will play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 5 is significant in itself, since it means a national television appearance and extra preseason game. But it also means a little more time in Flagstaff for training camp.
Teams can go to camp 15 days ahead of their first preseason game, but coach Ken Whisenhunt said that was doubtful. Instead of July 21, Whisenhunt guesstimated the Cards would go up 10 or 11 days earlier (he doesn’t know yet and needs to crunch the numbers) which would probably put camp starting around July 25. In a normal year where the Cards would have had a preseason game Aug. 11 (the first Saturday), they would have gone to camp about July 28 or July 29.
Either way, it’s a little extra time for the Cards to prepare for the season. It’ll also be a fun side trip to break up camp too, and learn a little of the history of the game. And for Fitz to find where he’ll want his bust someday.
Tags: Larry Fitzgerald, training camp
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