The Arizona Cardinals have not announced their 2019 training camp dates yet
Usually by now the Arizona Cardinals have made it known when they will hold their training camp along with all the details for times, scrimmages, fan interaction opportunities. None of that has happened yet.
Last year we knew all about Cardinals Camp before the team even completed OTA’s. We thought we’d get the same as last year when Steve Wilks was the head coach. We always knew by the the first week of June rolled around with Bruce Arians.
So why the delay now? Some believe the new head coach Kliff Kingsbury wants to keep the offense a secret, leading to thoughts they may reduce the training camp open practice schedule for the general public.
Could it even mean the Cardinals won’t have any open practices at training camp this season? While I get the sentiment if it is so they can keep things under wraps, it would be a bad business move. Reducing the number of open practices like they did last year? Ok, maybe that’ll fly.
One of the reasons the Cardinals moved camp back to Glendale in 2013 was so that fans had more opportunity to see practices. It became an event, a free event for fans to attend.
It certainly saved a number of fans from having to dish a lot of money out of their pockets to take the 140-trek up north to Flagstaff and spend money on hotels. Now, fans can just get up in the morning and take a trip out to State Farm Stadium.
There are a lot of new moving parts for the Cardinals on the field as we all know. Fans are excited to see what they are all about. Kids enjoy going out to the practices, take a seat where they wish, and watch their favorite players.
We don’t know anything one way or the other at this point but hopefully the Cardinals do the right thing and open up at least some practices to the general public. Now is not the time to alienate fans.