OT: Apparently the NFL works out their players too hard

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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    First Brian Cushing claims failed a drug test because he worked out too hard. Now Darius Heyward-Bey needs vacation days during training camp because he put in extra hours during the offseason. Who knew that the NFL provided comp days to their players.

    The guy has actually missed 4 practices in a row because he is fatigued from all the work he put in this offseason. You can't make this stuff up.

    That first round pick may be inching higher and higher.

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  2. Goal_Line_Stand

    Goal_Line_Stand On the Roster

    Just like any other job you have people who are soft or just don't want to work.

    Hell I had a 30 year old guy take a few days off in the middle of crunch time to "play" Grand Theft Auto.
  3. RussFrancis

    RussFrancis Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    That's truly one of the lamest "football" related stories I think Ive ever read. Oakland cant crumble once again quickly enough for my liking. Too tired? Too tired? Only in Oakland.
  4. MoLewisrocks

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    Oh, I can trump that. The $50M guaranteed man doesn't want to assume the mantle the money was predicated on... He should have told Condon this before he persued that level of contract and requisite expectations.

    There are a lot of young players who think getting to the NFL means you've arrived and expectations thereafter represent undue pressure.

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  5. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    People who have been handed $50m without having accomplished anything shouldn't be allowed to speak unless it's to utter the words, "Thank you."
  6. Metaphors

    Metaphors In the Starting Line-Up

    The career stats for the WRs that Campbell will be throwing to:

    134 catches, 1912 yards, 13 TDs

    Has the potential to be a train-wreck.
  7. Calciumee

    Calciumee PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I am pretty sure there are 11 guys that play special teams aswell ;)

    Bradford doesn't seem to be the brightest!
  8. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Mo, I don't get your objection to that quote at all. Isn't it just a variation of "there are 53 guys on this team, we're all in it together" mantra? Trying not to put himself above his teammates? :confused:
  9. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Nope. If that were the case he wouldn't have held the Rams up for almost $10M more than the last face of the franchise draftee... Brady knows he's the face of this franchise. Doesn't mean he thinks he's better than his teamates, just more responsible and accountable for how this team performs on and off the field. He's the team leader, and he had to be that coming off the bench as a 6th round backup making $300K, and he knew it and embraced it which is why guys followed him. Every time he said WE have to play better he either prefaced or followed it with I have to play better. That's why you can demand the big bucks. This sounds more like "hey, I'm just an overhyped kid out of college who hasn't even played in a year, don't blame me if we still suck or I can't wrest the starting position from the icy grip of AJ Feely." Something I doubt Condon uttered during negotiations or in the run up to positioning Bradford to be the #1 pick.

    You can't have it both ways. From those to whom much $$$ has been given, much is expected. Even though historically we know as often as not they can't deliver and often times never will.
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