We have debated this question over the years. Teams have won SB's with hard practices and with easy practices.
Shanny tries to find that balance of preparing your team for the long season and not wearing them out/injuring them. If a player isn't available it doesn't matter how hard they practice.
He is not having a scrimmage tomorrow during fan day because the last three years he had one he has lost a player for the season. Well, good enough reason for me.
And, I agree with a couple that said these guys participate in OTA's and mini-camps so they have played a lot of practice football.
And, I am not offended by DD's comments. That is his opinion and that is how the Ravens prepare. Nothing wrong or right in how they approach training camp.
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Fir what it's worth I remember reading somewhere that one of the things that Shanahan did in his year off from coaching was to travel to every camp he could and take note on what things he saw that worked and what didn't. Plus like everyones said he's won 2 SBs so the man probably know what he's doing.
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What good is a grinding practice if you lose your players before the season? I'm just glad we have a healthy roster and hope it stays that way.
Me are a hard worker....this camp be more harder that the other one wuz...
I recall reading soon after we hired Shanny he's not into hard camps, he buys into the idea that exhaustion can set it later in the season, and more injuries are likely to occur in training camp, etc.
If I recall Gibbs in his 2nd stint didn't run hard camps for the same reason. I think the last hard camp guy we had was Marty.
I thought the same about his grammar lol
Who really cares, he probably won't make their roster anyway.
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I would have been bummed out by this comment if it hadn't been for countless SB winning coaches that have learned the value of tempered expectations....
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