Whether using the term casually, "_________ better work hard in the two-a-days!" or as a way to get more bang for your buck on a training camp visit to Spartanburg (as Jaxon pointed out on CSR Radio), it now appears a done deal that there will be no more two practice days in the new CBA that is set to be approved by the owners tonight. Agreed to under the auspices of player safety, it was a hard sell for the NFL to preach player safety out of one side of their mouths, while suggest two full contact practices a day out of the other. For fans, however, it represents the end of an era. It was always great to be able to give and morning and afternoon update from camp, one that gave players the chance to redeem themselves for a lackluster morning.
There are set to be more changes to training camp also, many of which we'll understand the finer points of when the CBA is ratified by both sides. There have been reports that the CBA will limit the number of practices in pads a team can conduct during camp, as well as during the week and it's reported players will get an extra day off throughout the regular season.
If I can intuit anything from these rumors it's that the players have likely won the operational aspects of the CBA, but that likely means the owners will end up with the bigger piece of the pie. In a lot of ways this seems like the most fair, let those who are on the field on Sundays dictate a lot of the operations, and those who get to cash the checks can control the money.