Lane And Raheem Have Similar Camps
July 24, 2009 at 02:10pm by Scott • 1 Comment »
This isn’t a scoop or anything, just something that caught my eye. I was reading this piece on how the Raiders’ camp this year with Tom Cable will be a lot different than their camp last year under Lane Kiffin.
In training camps under Lane Kiffin, the Raiders would spread out the amount of time between practices by having double sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., always followed the next day by a single practice in the middle of the day.
The reasoning was the time off gave the Raiders more time off to heal, and Kiffin credited the system with keeping the team relatively healthy during training camp under his watch.
This is exactly what Raheem Morris is doing with his camp this year. Here’s their schedule (PDF) that shows alternating two-a-days and one-a-days.
Cable also got rid of the music which played during warmups under Kiffin’s watch.
As we all know, Morris is also a big fan of music during practices. Jon Gruden did that, too, but not to the degree that Morris does it. Music is ubiquitous at Morris’s practices.
All the stuff that the Raiders are getting rid of are the same things that the Bucs are now implementing for their camp. I dunno, it just struck me as interesting. Someone throw something shiny in front of me so I can move onto something else, please.