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Old 02-27-2017, 10:40 AM
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I believe its a league wide issue when I see rookies playing below their standard because they are new in year one, then year two they play better but soft and then when they hit year three and four (contract years) they come out blazing.
I understand getting to that next contract is huge, especially in a league with the average lifespan is short is important, but I also believe that playing soft causes more injuries (except concussions) than anything.
But I also believe that the NFL has hit a critical level of power, speed and strength... possibly past the ability of the human anatomy.
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The Iron Fist of Lynn is melting the glass factory one tube at a time.

How many years have I told you about this ? One of, if not the number one, things that have to change. Culture change has arrived. Message: Mailing it in to get a paycheck is the fastest way to get shipped out.

All he needs to do next is make one or two examples out of players. The rest will shape up like real fast. The players know who is dogging it. Cut one, and snap ! Message is clear.

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I believe its a league wide issue when I see rookies playing below their standard because they are new in year one, then year two they play better but soft and then when they hit year three and four (contract years) they come out blazing.
I understand getting to that next contract is huge, especially in a league with the average lifespan is short is important, but I also believe that playing soft causes more injuries (except concussions) than anything.
But I also believe that the NFL has hit a critical level of power, speed and strength... possibly past the ability of the human anatomy.
It wasn't an issue for Joey Bosa...
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5. Anzalone LB, Florida
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7. Heck OT North Carolina


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I believe its a league wide issue when I see rookies playing below their standard because they are new in year one, then year two they play better but soft and then when they hit year three and four (contract years) they come out blazing.
I understand getting to that next contract is huge, especially in a league with the average lifespan is short is important, but I also believe that playing soft causes more injuries (except concussions) than anything.
But I also believe that the NFL has hit a critical level of power, speed and strength... possibly past the ability of the human anatomy.
What is your point? Its the learning curve of the NFL and the ability to adjust to the speed of the game. Not to mention learning an NFL style offense or defense...
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The Iron Fist of Lynn is melting the glass factory one tube at a time.

How many years have I told you about this ? One of, if not the number one, things that have to change. Culture change has arrived. Message: Mailing it in to get a paycheck is the fastest way to get shipped out.

All he needs to do next is make one or two examples out of players. The rest will shape up like real fast. The players know who is dogging it. Cut one, and snap ! Message is clear.

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It wasn't an issue for Joey Bosa...
He may be a robot....
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:33 AM
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What is your point? Its the learning curve of the NFL and the ability to adjust to the speed of the game. Not to mention learning an NFL style offense or defense...
I was insinuating some players play harder during their contract year, pacing themselves early trying to not get hurt. But I get that I didn't make much sense, my mind was thinking faster than I can write.
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I was insinuating some players play harder during their contract year, pacing themselves early trying to not get hurt. But I get that I didn't make much sense, my mind was thinking faster than I can write.
I would never deny that such players exist, but I do believe they are far more rare than most think. From what I have seen in Ice Hockey, most players are what they are, and money changes very little of how they go about their efforts. Even players invited to camp believe in their process, and fight change to a degree. That is one of the more difficult messages to get across, 'you (player) are being evaluated every single second in everything you do', yet they get comfortable and effort diminishes.
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