An intriguing, albeit far-fetched, report emerged over the weekend indicating that certain unnamed “star” players are “considering sitting out the season” until quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid have jobs. A prior item explained the significant expenses that would arise from such a strategy, especially in relation to what would be a far cheaper decision to boycott OTAs.
Here’s another reality: If some “star” players decide not to play football, they wouldn’t be missed.
So if it’s true (and many think it isn’t) that “star” players are thinking about pausing temporarily their careers for two men whose careers have been permanently derailed, it most likely wouldn’t have the desired effect. Because football would go on, as it always does when star players retire or suffer injury.
“We’ll see. I just want to play where I feel fastest, where I feel most explosive, where I feel most comfortable,” McCaffrey said, via the Panthers website. “I Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys don’t want to be too heavy or too light. I just go off comfort. If I grow, I grow. I think I’m definitely still growing. I’m 21 still, so hopefully, as I get older and older, I’ll continue to grow physically and mentally.”
Whether the muscles are reason or not, the Panthers will be thrilled to get more from McCaffrey this year.
Last year, Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung called on NFL players to continue to protest, declaring, We are the lifeblood of the league.
No, they’re not. Money is, specifically what the NFL and its players generate from the outside. And without active fans to pay the freight, there’s no blood in the veins. Okung, after all, doesn’t pay; he’s paid — $53 million over four years.
On the other hand, if the money was right, the NFL would sign a deal to have the pregame sideline protesters commercially sponsored, team owners would demand fines and suspensions of those who don’t take a knee.