FLAGSTAFF Ariz — Its got to be a little strange

first_imgFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — It’s got to be a little strange when a rival withwhom you’ve butted heads for seven years is suddenly wearing thesame uniform you are.When the Arizona Cardinals signed free agent guard Adam Snyder,formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, that’s exactly what defensiveend Darnell Dockett had to be feeling. Dockett and Snyder hadbeen through the rigors of NFC West battles between the twoteams — and now they’re on the same side. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “I don’t know how it differs, because he’s such an intense playerthat he goes hard all the time, so I’m kind of playing a game everypractice,” Snyder said on an interview with Burns and Gamboon Arizona Sports 620 Thursday. But despite his new surroundings, Snyder claims he feels totallycomfortable.“It’s been a very easy transition for me. The guys have been verywelcoming and I feel like I’ve been on this team for a long time,”Snyder said. “That says a lot about the guys that we have in thislocker room.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Fast forward four months — now the Dockett vs. Snyder battleshave shifted location.Instead of the two having tangles at University of Phoenix StadiumorCandlestick Park, they’re happening on the practice fields at NAU atCardinals Training Camp in Flagstaff.“We go at it pretty much,” Dockett said Thursday. “We don’t saymuch to each other going at it, then we’ll get off the field and we’llspeak and it’s like ‘what’s up? Hi. How you doing? I’m good.Alright. Bye.’ And then we walk away.”Dockett says the fact that they’re on the same team hasn’t changedthe nastiness between the two on the field.“We try to kill each other in 9-on-7, but that’s what I expect. If hewas to practice anything less than high-intensity, I’d probably saysomething to him,” Dockett said. “I don’t have to worry about him,he’s a veteran guy. Our biggest thing is trying to help each otherbetter and get ready for our first game of the season.”Snyder says, at least so far, nothing has changed in the intensitylevel of his matchups with Dockett — even though they’re bothCardinals now. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more