Aug 6, 2011; St. Joseph, MO, USA; A general view of the Kansas City Chiefs training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Last week, Lance Snow of KQ2 reported that officials from the Arizona Cardinals were on hand at Missouri Western, site of Kansas City Chiefs training camp, to talk about a potential visit to Chiefs camp this summer. The Missouri Western AD noted that they're only talks at this point and nothing is confirmed or scheduled to happen as far as a visit goes.
But since then, the head coaches of both the Chiefs and Cardinals have said they wouldn't be opposed to spending some time together during camp.
"I'm not opposed to it. If this were my first year I would be opposed to doing something like that. But I've been here a couple of years and defensively we have our system in place and I think we're making good progress with our offense. If it works out, I think it'll be a good change. If it doesn't work out then we'll just go right on like we normally do."
And this week, Ken Whisenhunt, head coach of the Cardinals, said he'd be down as well.
"I'm not opposed to it. We've done it before with Tennessee a couple of years ago and I thought it was a great experience. It's a good chance to evaluate your team against other players. You don't get a chance to do that unless it's in a game. When you get more reps and see them in certain situations, it's a good tool. I hope it's something we will be able to work out."
Both coaches have said that nothing is official. They're still in the talking-about-it stage.
I don't know some of the logistics involved -- that's a lot of traveling for the Cardinals, who play the Chiefs in the preseason and may have to leave straight from the Pro Football Hall of Fame game the week before -- but from a fan perspective i definitely want this to happen. Training camp can get kinda blah after a while so I'd be down with changing things up for a few days.