June is the dead period in NFL scheduling, with the OTAs and minicamps over and yet training camp over a month away. Not only does it make for a boring summer if your baseball team stinks, but it makes writing about football hard. Thus, I'm not happy about June.
So a football fan has to think ahead, leading me to training camp. Nothing is better in that time period than a good ole fashioned battle for a starting spot.
Most of those are locked up for the Kansas City Chiefs, but a few remain unsettled. Then there are a few battles to be the second-string player behind an entrenched starter, which can also be fun to take in.
The few that come to mind are Geoff Schwartz vs. Jeff Allen, Dunta Robinson vs. Sean Smith, Kendrick Lewis vs. Husain Abdullah and Sanders Commings, and Akeem Jordan vs. Nico Johnson.
In every one of those cases, you could make a compelling argument either way. My personal favorite is Jordan vs. Johnson. You're talking about the best position group on the team. If one of these two guys steps up, it could make the Chiefs defense jump to the next level.
I've got my money on Johnson, considering his potential. Jordan won't make the competition easy, but if things are equal expect to see Johnson in the lineup more often than not.
How about you? Give me your favorite camp battle and tell us, who wins it and why?