National Football Post
As of Thursday night’s scintillating opener, another NFL season is upon us, seven long months since a meaningful snap was last taken.
I have always referred to football’s long offseason as “me” time, when players seek to get the best they can get for themselves, with the interests of the team being secondary. We have now finally reached “we” time, when teams galvanize together in the ultimate team sport, a sport where the absolute best players in the game are on the sidelines for at least half of it.
And what an offseason of “me” time it was. It included:
- Annual contractual gripings by regulars such as Anquan Boldin and Chad Ochocinco.
- Massive contract extensions for players who used the strong ...
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Article written by Andrew Brandt