Men who strongly agree on hat fashion should spend as much time together as possible, as Falcons coach Mike Smith and Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio seem to agree. The two squads are practicing together in Flowery Branch this week in advance of the NFL preseason’s opening weekend.
Del Rio, Smith’s boss in Jacksonville from 2002 through 2007, and Smith cooked up the co-practice idea while talking shop at the NFL Combine.
So far the teams have managed to remain relatively civil despite high temperatures, though Big Cat Country was still disappointed in the level of chippiness. As far as non-violent acts of war go, Jags running back Maurice Jones-Drew apologized on Twitter for failing to accomplish any espionage during his time at the Branch.
The Falcoholic weighs in on the arrangement.