The one thing every one of the New Orleans Saints’ fans can agree on is, the deal to acquire middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the New York Jets is one of the best trades in the franchise’s history.
Seventeen of the 32 NFL teams last year held training camp at their year-round facilities, reflecting a trend toward cost-and-time efficiency in an era in which chemistry is built and conditioning established well before the two-a-day grind in August.
But the other 15 teams still take their show on the road, many of them to slower-paced cities and small colleges where their presence is a big deal — and a big financial boon.
Vince Lombardi is perhaps the most influential NFL head coach of all time, winning three NFL Championships (Pre-Super Bowl) and two Super Bowl titles with the Green Bay Packers.
The “Vince Lombardi” trophy is now awarded to the team that wins the Super Bowl each year. The trophy is of course the leagues highest honor and biggest symbol of success.