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Cards reportedly talking Kansas City practice

Posted by Darren Urban on June 1, 2012 – 11:11 pm

There has been some “mention” of the Cardinals spending some time in Kansas City and practicing against the Chiefs early in training camp, according to Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel. The Cardinals play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 5 — a Sunday night — and will play at Arrowhead Stadium the following Friday night. The Cards could go to Kansas City early. “I’m not opposed to it,” Crennel said. The athletic director of Missouri Western State University acknowledged Cards’ decision makers had visited the campus to evaluate the facilities. That story emphasized nothing yet had been decided and talks were only in the early stages.

It wouldn’t be unprecedented for the Cardinals to make such a choice in camp. In 2010, the Cardinals played in Nashville against the Titans and then stayed in the city to have a practice against the Titans before flying directly to Chicago for their next preseason game against the Bears.

At this point, the only portion of the training camp schedule the Cards have released is report day of July 24 and a practice on July 25. The full camp schedule usually is announced in late June.


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11 Responses to “Cards reportedly talking Kansas City practice”

  1. By AndyStandsUpalltheway on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    It would make sense from a logistical standpoint playing 5 nights later, but the layover when the Cards had WAS and NY didn’t pay dividends in 2008, at least in the short term.
    And I’m assuming the Red/White scrimmage would be on hold also.

    And I thought this was to be the “stable” offseason.

  2. By jeffgollin on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    Darren – Anything going on at NAU during that time-frame that might also make staying over at Missouri Western more inviting?

  3. By Darren Urban on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    Jeff –

    RE: NAU goings-on

    No. I think if you look at it, it’s probably about logistics rather than anything. If they fly home after Canton, they get back in the wee hours of Monday morning. They probably wouldn’t/couldn’t practice again in Flag until Tuesday afternoon, and they have to be back in Phoenix Thursday to fly to Kansas City for the game. That’s a lot of traveling to get in maybe three or four practices.

  4. By Brent on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    Not to be a jerk, but in the Salvation Army video the Cards should edit out the kid wearing a 9ers jersey. I can’t imagine the 9ers posting video of a kid wearing Cardinals gear. It’s just a little embarassing.

  5. By clssylssy on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    Am I hearing you correctly…this would be like a “dress rehearsal” for the Chiefs preseason game?
    I like the idea of getting as much practice experience against other teams in a “real time” situations as possible and can’t see any downside. It doesn’t count except psychologically and as long as the injuries are minimal, I say…KOOL!
    It would give our guys time to get acclimated to the heat of playing outdoors in 98% humidity….makes Phoenix dry heat seem like a mirage!

  6. By Darren Urban on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    Clssy -

    RE: chiefs practice

    We don’t know what this means. Maybe they would practice the Chiefs. Maybe they would just practice in Kansas City. Until something is announced, I think there are multiple possibilities.

  7. By ben on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    And the news just gets worse,,,,For 10 years i have been wanting to go to training camp to see the Cardinals. Bought a timeshare in Flagstaff for the week of August 5th. Well there goes this vacation…No way to change weeks. What a bummer.

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

  8. By Dennis on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    More practice against an opponent means more risk of injuries…I’d pass.

  9. By Janice on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Makes a lot of sense to save the wear and tear of so much traveling for the team.

  10. By clssylssy on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Cutting down on the risk of injuries is directly related to what kind of physical condition our athletes are in and John Lott and the players have demonstrated their commitment to conditioning by their presence at the facilities everyday for workouts,as well as, being smart with their diet. Injuries happen every year in training camp, OTAs, (look at the Giants the first days of OTAs this year) and preseason and shielding our players from real game practice will not help them become tougher. Any other team would have as much at stake in such a scrimmage as the Cards. How did that work out with Tennessee a few years ago, I don’t recall losing anybody?

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