Published: June 18th, 2009 | Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Bobby Carpenter, Cleveland Browns, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas Cowboys, JaMarcus Russell, Kevin Dyson, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Steve Spagnuolo, Tennessee Titans
St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo closed the team’s offseason team activities with the promise of a tough training camp, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Spagnuolo is searching for a tougher mindset for a team that has won five games in the last two seasons, and also will be battling a possible distraction with the pending sale of the franchise.
- “The first five days are definitely a bear, the way it’s laid out, the times of practices, the length of practices,” Spagnuolo said of his plans for workouts. “Typically, if you don’t come in shape and in the right frame of mind, you run the risk of getting injured and not being up to speed for what we want to do. After that, it doesn’t get that much easier, but it tends to thin out a little bit and they’re able to survive.”
Other news and notes from around the Web on a Thursday morning.
- Former Titans WR Kevin Dyson has returned to the team as an intern, working with receivers coach Fred Graves.
- Cardinals defensive coordinator Bill Davis is expected to run more 3-4 formations this year in Arizona.
- Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell is organizing his own practice with the team’s quarterbacks and receivers to get on the same page for training camp.
- Cowboys Stadium will be high tech.
- Cowboys QB Tony Romo disputes a report about his conditioning, says that he has a great relationship with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
- Former Cowboys first-round draft pick Bobby Carpenter is looking to make an impact this season as a nickel linebacker.
- The Browns coordinators are optimistic about Cleveland’s chances in 2009.