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Saturday, April 19, 2008

A week away

We are one week away from NFL Christmas and can you feel it in the air. Well, no that strange feeling is heat outside. It hasn't been in the 80's since October maybe. But that special feeling the comes every late april. Where all you care about is 40 times, character issues and health. I can only imagine the excitement of a player or the fear of a player during this time. You've worked all your life to get to this point and whether you run a 4.4 or 4.5 could make or lose you millions of dollars. Plus you're going somewhere where you probably have never lived. Don't have any family or friends there and have no idea if you will like it. Me or you go somewhere to work, we scout it out and make sure it fits. These players don't have that option. A reason why the Draft is unfair. If you let these kids all lose into the league, who knows what would happen. Would the richer teams always come out? Or would it all even out? How fun would that day be. The first day of rookie free agent signing. I know it would make nfl free agent period less exciting. Would you rather have a 22 year old kid with 10 years of possibility or a 5 year vet, who might be done in a couple years and never live up to the contract.

Thats an interesting concept, what if players didn't have to come in through the draft? Every league has it. And it seems to work. Also making free agency worth while since you finally get all the money you worked towards. In a way it makes sense with the real world. You work hard to make the big money and achieve status. Instead of making money on potential. Would things fall apart if rookies could go where they wanted? Would teams suffer? Would low level talents never make the big leagues? But whatever.

Come 1 week from now, the Dolphins will be on the clock. And I hope they pick someone terrible. Then I'll have to wait for a few hours before 11, and see who jersey I might want to buy. Its time to get excited.

1 comment:

coolman856 said...

Actually it should be more like an hour for pick 11, they shortened the pick times down from 15 minutes to 5 minutes.

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