NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations Released

The NFL Season is just weeks away and it still feels so far out of reach. But the NFL knows exactly how to reel us in even when they won’t be giving us any football any time soon. Just today, they gave us just a little taste of the season to come and reminder of what we are missing. They have released the dates and locations for the upcoming training camps. Check it out below.

TEAMSITELOCATIONROOKIESVETERANS
ArizonaState Farm StadiumGlendale, AZ7/177/24
AtlantaAtlanta Falcons Training FacilityFlowery Branch, GA7/187/21
BaltimoreUnder Armour Performance CenterOwings Mills, MD7/177/24
BuffaloSt. John Fisher CollegeRochester, NY7/227/24
CarolinaWofford CollegeSpartanburg, SC7/247/24
ChicagoOlivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, IL7/227/25
CincinnatiPaul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH7/247/26
ClevelandCleveland Browns Training ComplexBerea, OH7/247/24
DallasMarriott Residence InnOxnard, CA7/267/26
DenverUCHealth Training CenterEnglewood, CO7/177/17
DetroitDetroit Lions Training FacilityAllen Park, MI7/187/24
Green BaySt. Norbert CollegeDe Pere, WI7/227/24
HoustonHouston Methodist Training CenterHouston, TX7/217/24
IndianapolisGrand ParkWestfield, IN7/217/24
JacksonvilleTIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, FL7/227/24
Kansas CityMissouri Western State UniversitySt. Joseph, MO7/237/26
L.A. ChargersJack Hammett Sports ComplexCosta Mesa, CA7/247/24
L.A. RamsUniversity of California, IrvineIrvine, CA7/247/26
MiamiBaptist Health Training FacilityDavie, FL7/217/24
MinnesotaTCO Performance CenterEagan, MN7/227/25
N.Y. GiantsQuest Diagnostics Training FacilityEast Rutherford, NJ7/227/24
N.Y. JetsAtlantic Health Jets Training CenterFlorham Park, NJ7/197/24
New EnglandGillette StadiumFoxborough, MA7/217/24
New OrleansNew Orleans Saints Training FacilityMetairie, LA7/187/25
OaklandNapa Valley MarriottNapa, CA7/237/26
PhiladelphiaNovaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, PA7/247/24
PittsburghSaint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, PA7/247/25
San FranciscoSAP Performance FacilitySanta Clara, CA7/267/26
SeattleVirginia Mason Athletic CenterRenton, WA7/177/24
Tampa BayAdventHealth Training CenterTampa, FL7/217/25
TennesseeSaint Thomas Sports ParkNashville, TN7/227/25
WashingtonBon Secours Washington Redskins Training CenterRichmond, VA7/247/24

Our Broncos will begin training on July 17, in Englewood, Colorado, at University of Colorado Health Training Center. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait as long to see Denver back in action. They will actually be playing the Falcons a week earlier than ever other team in the Hall of Fame preseason game.

Something that sticks out is that the Broncos all report on the same day. Veterans and Rookies. I don’t think they need a whole week like the Cardinals, but it would make sense to have the Rookies report a day or two before everyone else to help get their bearings in a new job and new city. Just my opinion.

Let us know what you all think in the comments and for more Broncos opinions and updates follow us on Twitter @soft7sports.

BREAKING: Darron Lee Traded From Jets to Chiefs

Adam Schefter just dropped a bomb. First move by New York Jets head coach/GM Adam Gase is trade their starting middle linebacker to the Kansas City Chiefs. What for you may ask? After all, this is your starting middle linebacker, must have gotten a good haul.

Nah, they just got a 6th round pick. So, let’s put this into perspective…

Darron Lee last year was one of the stalwarts on a bad defense, being responsible for trying to keep the defense above water. Even though the defense finished as the 26th best in the NFL (aka 7th worst), the above image shows his performance grade. However, the below image will put the grade argument into perspective…

Vic Beasley is one of the better edge rushers in the NFL, and Khalil Mack was up for MVP. Darron Lee, in 2016, was horrible. However, he is now barely below Vic Beasley’s Super Bowl season. He is now on a team that will be making a run for the Super Bowl next year.

Talk about an upgrade.

But I hope you get a starter from that 6th round pick Adam, this is a great start to your dictatorship of the Jets.

Bachelorette Parties Ruined by NFL Draft in Nashville

This is a personal favorite headline from NFL Draft weekend. Every weekend dozens of brides-to-be head to Nashville, Tennessee, for one last hoorah before marrying their betrothed. Little did they know, their night of eating gummy penises and drinking from dick straws would be cut short by the people of Buffalo jumping through tables and country bumpkins in cheese hats. The reactions are perfect.

She’s BIG MAD. Turns out being super unoriginal can be detrimental to positive results. Who knew? Every boring bachelorette party ends up in Nashville somehow. Go somewhere where everyone doesn’t already hate you.

Imagine taking one weekend away from your fiance to wear matching annoying shirts, pretend to be important on a thirsty peddler and be a public nuisance only to be out-nuisanced by the biggest public nuisance of all, Philadelphia Eagles fans. Being surrounded by people who take football too seriously is not a break from your future husband at all. It’s just more of the same.

Speaking of the future husband, how did he not warn his bride-to-be about this? When she told him she was going to Nashville the last weekend of April, how did a switch not flip? Maybe they didn’t say anything, because it would be really funny for these women to experience the Fyre Fest. Judging from their attitudes in the video, they probably knew and just ignored it. Either way, their future husbands (or wives, it’s 2019) are walking into a shitstorm come Sunday.

The Chiefs’ Rule Change Proposal Proves They Are Still Upset about the AFC Championship

After the Patriots beat the Chiefs in overtime to win the AFC Championship and punch their ticket to the Super Bowl, Kansas City fans and Patriot haters alike took to Twitter to voice their disgust about the NFL overtime rules. They were livid. “Both teams should get the ball!” “That’s not fair!” “My feelings are more important than how rational this rule actually is!”

If you don’t know, in an NFL overtime period, if the team that first possesses the ball scores a touchdown, the game is over. That is exactly what happened to Chiefs. As it turns out, Twitter was not as mad when the exact same thing happened to the Patriots the year before. Weird, Twitter is usually so consistent about that kind of stuff. The Chiefs even submitted a rule change proposal to be reviewed at the NFL Annual Meeting this past week:

Let’s break down the proposal point by point, shall we?

1. Allow both teams to possess the ball even if the first team scores a touchdown.
This may be the pettiest rule proposal ever. Instead of taking the loss to the chin, the Chiefs want to change the rules of overtime entirely. The worst part is that Chiefs fans will defend them on this.

2. No more overtime for preseason games.
Didn’t know this was an issue, but fine. The games don’t matter anyway.

3. Eliminate the overtime coin toss so that the team that won the first coin toss at the beginning of the game automatically wins it again at the beginning of overtime.
This one really made me laugh. Can you guess who won the coin toss at the beginning of the game? Can you guess who didn’t win the coin toss before overtime and lost?

This is just so ridiculous and I am glad the NFL shot it down. It also amazes me that the Chiefs are blaming the loss on the coin toss and not their god awful defense or Andy Reid’s inability to use timeouts intelligently.

Probably the most advanced “take your ball and go home” move I have ever seen.

Saturday Morning Sports Trivia, 3/9

Back by only semi-popular demand if we are being honest. Views were way down from last week. And while that is disappointing, it’s a wake up call for me do either tone it down or do better. I have chosen to do better. Be sure to share, DM, like, retweet or anything to assert your dominance on all of your followers and the Soft 7’s of the world. As always, we love you for your minds and I am going challenge them. Go 15/15? Let us know and we will send you free Soft 7 Sports stickers.

Questions:

  1. LeBron James won his first championship with the Miami Heat against what team?
  2. The team (answer from #1) that LeBron beat in his first championship had 3 future MVP’s on it. Name all 3.
  3. Bill Self has been the head coach of Kansas for 16 years… How many NCAA Championships has Kansas won under him?
  4. On Thursday, March 7, Antonio Brown was nearly traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to what NFL franchise?
  5. The Chicago Bears have finally decided on a new kicker with what hilarious name?
  6. How many offensive coordinators has Marcus Mariota had since entering the NFL?
  7. What former All-Star shortstop is the current owner of the Miami Marlins?
  8. What American team has won the most Stanley Cups?
  9. Who has scored the most goals in NHL history?
  10. To weed out the Americans who think soccer is boring, name one team that has advanced to the 2019 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
  11. With Case Keenum being traded to the Washington Redskins, who is now the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos?
  12. Where did Charles Barkley play his college basketball?
  13. Who was the head basketball coach of Kentucky for their 1996 NCAA national championship?
  14. True/False: Matt Stafford has more career passing yards than Troy Aikman.
  15. Khloe Kardashian has dated five current and former NBA players. Can you name three of the five?

Answers:

  1. Oklahoma City Thunder
  2. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden
  3. 1
  4. Buffalo Bills
  5. Chris Blewitt
  6. 5
  7. Derek Jeter
  8. Detroit Red Wings
  9. Wayne Gretzky
  10. Tottenham Hotspur, Porto FC, Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United
  11. Joe Flacco
  12. Auburn
  13. Rick Pitino
  14. True
  15. Rashad McCants, Lamar Odom, Rick Fox, James Harden, Tristan Thompson