Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio figure if his team were going to play back to back games in Florida (Jacksonville and Tampa Bay), that the team amay as well stay in the sunny state and treat the experience as a training camp in October.
“You know how coaches are, man, we like to stay in the here and now,” Del Rio said, via ESPN.
“Similar to like going to training camp in what they have to do,” Del Rio said. “They take down the computers and some of the things like that. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes.
“Tremendous job making sure we have all that we need down there for a week. That’s who has the real strain. For us, players and coaches, it’s going to be very seamless. Basically football preparation as we know it, just doing it in a different environment.”
“We will treat it as normal as possible while we’re down there. If we bed check them here, we’ll bed check them there. All of the way we operate – what time they have, when we meet and how we meet and the material they get, when we feed them – are going to remain as much on schedule as possible.”