San Francisco 49ers Training Camp: Less is More?

July 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Football is a physical game, and to prepare for the crunching damage teams incur over the NFL season, a physical training camp only makes sense.
The iron-sharpens-iron mentality invokes serious competition way before Week One rolls around, and I'll die of shock if the 49ers make it through training camp with zero injuries. Players are going to be forging their bodies and minds into game shape by banging their pads and helmets flat, so is an extra couple of days off from camp a big deal?
Yes, and no. But mostly no.
A recent NFC West blog posed the question as to why the 49ers start their training camp August 2nd when the Rams begin theirs two days prior.
The answer is actually quite simple, although the details transcend beyond the basics.
As the blog points out, by NFL rules, "No veteran player other than quarterbacks and injured players will be required to report to a club's official preseason training camp earlier than 15 days (including one day for phys...

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