Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bluestang, Jul 26, 2014.
"@toddarcher: Only a special teams walkthrough so not all players on hand"
Looks skinny in that photo.
It's funny. Looking at that photo, I would say that if McClain were facing away from me and ten or fifteen players stood between me and him... I... I'm not sure if I would know it was him yelling at Rowdy about something...
So three practices so far and all of them walk thoughs without pads. What kind of pansy training camp is this?
looks more like a wide receiver
They are all like this now, thanks to the new CBA.
The first padded practice is later on today.
He's played over 260 in the past (too heavy) imo. So hopefully he's around 250 now.
Hope that means he's in shape and ready too go out there and ball
Like I said, pansy training camp. This team is going to be softer than my new pillow.
Garrett covered this in the TC intro presser. Easing in to limit soft tissue injury is the idea.
So is every other team then so what difference does it make if you are indeed correct? Or is it just the Cowboys that are affected and not everyone despite all TC's experiencing this?
After hearing McClain explain his "retirement" situation, I'm a big fan. Takes a big man to walk away from football (twice) for your children. Get him in the lineup quick, he's one of the few enforcers that we have on D.
Same rules for everyone
So you're telling me that league rules state that the teams first 3 practices of training camp have to be walk throughs with no pads? I don't think so. Garrett is being soft on them because everyone is scared of injures.
Different method, that is all. No team can run practice how they would like. Is there a scared element? Maybe. But all teams have to take advantage of all the contact practices they have. Garrett is choosing to start slow.
Article 23, Preseason Training Camps, Section 6, Conduct of Practices:
(a) The first day of a Club's preseason training camp shall be limited to physical examinations, meetings, and classroom instruction; no on-field activities shall be permitted other than running and conditioning. No contact shall be permitted and no pads shall be worn during the second and third days of Preseason Training Camp. Thereafter, two-a-day practices shall be permitted, subject to the following rules: (i) players may be on the field for a total of no more than four hours per day; (n) players may participate in no more than one padded practice per day, which shall be no longer than three hours of on-field activities; (ii)i there must be at least a three hour break after the practice; and (iv) the second practice on the same day may only be for a maximum of the remaining available on-field time, and shall be limited to only "walk-through" instruction (i.e., no helmets, full-speed pre-snap, and walking pace after the snap). The three-hour limit on padded practices shall begin as soon as position coaches begin to coach players on the field. The definition of a "padded practice" under this Article shall be the same as the definition used for regular season practices in Article 24, Section l (c) of this Agreement. In the event that a Club begins a padded practice but such practice is cancelled within sixty minutes of its commencement due to inclement weather or for any other reason beyond the Club's control, such practice shall not count as a padded practice under this Article or Article 24.
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, or anything in Article 24, it shall not be a violation of any provision of this Agreement pertaining to the prohibition or limitation on wearing of helmets or shoulder pads, nor shall it constitute a "padded practice," if: (i) quarterbacks, kickers, punters, and/or long-snappers only wear helmets and/or shoulder pads during practice at the option of the player; (n) a player who, because of a head injury, is directed by the Club physician to wear a helmet as a precautionary measure at all practices; or (iii) the quarterback and/or the defensive player who receives signals from the coaching staff via helmet communication wear helmets during the team period in which helmets are used for such communication.
Game, set n match
Only the pansiest...
But I hear that Jones is supplying all bathrooms with the cheapest of toilet papers.
That should toughen up their backsides...