Thurmans Hermit wrote:The fact that OTHER NFL players go to his training camps is even more impressive. He's been doing it for years and almost every player that goes ends up being better when they leave. Hard not to love that guy.
I wonder what he charges them or if the Cards are particularly happy about it. It does seem like it could be a conflict of interest when you consider he is making the competition better, but I have never heard of it being an issue.
As far as I can tell from what I've read the camps are "informal", players can drop in for a day or several whatever they want. I don't think he charges anything, not sure though. He has an arrangement worked out with The University of Minnesota to use facilities there.
As far as the Cards go I don't think they mind since, although not required, their players are encouraged to attend and Fitz will call out players from his own team who he feels should be there. The latest being Floyd who did show up later.
What started out as Larry and 3 friends had 50 participants last summer. Now it's not just WRs either. QBs, RBs, and if I remember right, although I can't find proof, a few O-Linemen have showed up too. The workouts are informal but intense. Just ask Tavaris Jackson who lost his breakfast during a workout last year.
Even others attend. John Gruden has been there to work with the QBs. Michael Irvin has helped out with the WRs. The NFL will miss a lot if Larry discontinues these when he retires.