This year, in order to bring ProFootballFocus.com closer to what’s going on in the NFL during July and August, I’ll be embarking on a three-week tour of training camps. It all begins in Flagstaff next Wednesday (July 25th) when I’ll be at Northern Arizona University to see exactly what the state of play is regarding the Cardinals.
After that I’ll be visiting all the West Coast teams (interspersed with a “quick” 5,000-mile detour to pick up the Saints and Broncos) before flying into Miami early in August and working my way up the East Coast.
To make the whole thing considerably more interesting for all concerned (except, perhaps, him), I’ll be joining Sports Illustrated’s fantastic front man, Peter King for the vast majority of the time.
A Cunning Plan
My plan is to work with you guys via Twitter (or email) to understand exactly what you want to learn from each of these camps and then relay the findings back on Twitter or via my daily blog. In essence:
● The day prior to each visit: I field questions regarding that team
● On the day of the visit: answer as many questions as possible via Twitter
● The day after each visit: publish a quick update answering some of the more in-depth questions. You know, the stuff that doesn’t fit easily into 140 characters
If I can take some specific questions to individual players, rest assured I will but, as you may expect, nothing can be guaranteed in that area.
So if you want to be involved make sure you’re following me on Twitter (@PFF_Neil) and send any questions you may have to me regarding the teams the day before I arrive. I’ll do my best to answer as many as humanly possible and if I don’t have a clue, I probably know a man who does.
The Schedule (Part I)
Below is the first part of the tour but BEWARE, It is subject to change and I apologize in advance if I don’t get to a team originally scheduled.
July 25 – Cardinals (Flagstaff)
July 26 – Chargers (San Diego)
July 27 – Saints (Metairie)
July 28 – Broncos (Englewood)
July 29 – Seahawks (Renton)
July 30 – 49ers (Santa Clara)
July 31 – Raiders (Napa)
August 1 – Dolphins (Davie)
August 2 – ?????