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Wednesday open thread: What do you think of the NFL’s training camp adjustments?

The NFL announced some adjustments for 2020 training camp in response to the coronavirus crisis.

NFL: AUG 20 Detroit Lions Training Camp Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NFL made some noteworthy announcements on Tuesday regarding 2020 training camps across the league. While there were initially concerns due to coronavirus over whether or not the season, let alone training camp, would take place, it’s beginning to look more and more likely the NFL will have a season.

Training camp will look different for many teams, however. For starters, teams won’t be allowed to host training camp away from their home facilities. That means teams that usually travel north for the summer like the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, etc. will have to bear the summer heat in their home cities for the duration of camp.

To add to that, teams won’t be able to hold joint practices—something the Lions have taken part in every preseason since 2016. They’ve become a fan favorite at Allen Park training camps and always draw crowds, most notably when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots came to town in 2019.

Question of the day: What are your thoughts on the NFL’s training camp adjustments.

Normally I’d probably complain about this. If the NFL permanently did away with joint practices I might shed a few tears. However, in light of everything going on, and considering that about a month ago we were debating whether or not the 2020 NFL season would even happen, it’s a small price to pay for football.

It’s the sensible choice given the focus on reducing travel and reducing inter-team contact, and it’s the right move by the NFL. In the long run, it increases the chances for a safe NFL regular season and an NFL regular season, period.

What do you think? Was this the right move by the NFL? Is it too early to call? Will you miss joint practices? Let us know your thoughts.


Are the training camp adjustments the right call by the NFL?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    (187 votes)
  • 7%
    (20 votes)
  • 18%
    Too early to tell
    (48 votes)
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