NFL players and attitudes

Discussion in 'NFL Talk' started by centralcalcat, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Recently I had an opportunity to meet several NFl stars. Most of them had a kind of "I am too good to talk to anyone" attitude. This included Tim Brown, Keenan McCardell, Jay Feely, Mike Shannahan, and others. One person however really impressed me. He stopped to talk to every kid that came up to him, signed autographs for all who asked and was over all a nice guy: Ben Rothlesberger. I wish we had more stars like him and less like San Diego's linebacker Mike Foley (who had to be shot by police). What are your guys feelings on NFL stars attitudes??
     
  2. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    They make to much money and think they are above the law. Not all of them but some.
    Bill
     

  3. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    not only do they make too much money, but if you watch them closely play by play, not only do most of them not put out 100% effort, they dont know the basics of football anymore. sure they are bigger, stronger, faster athletes, but when was the last time you saw an offensive lineman run block correctly, or a defensive end that plays his position instead of just rushing the passer? Its a business of egos and money anymore. the league is full of T.O.'s!
     
  4. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    and to answer the original question, most players have forgotten that the money they get depends on the fans watching the games on tv! those tv ratings start goin down n so will player bank rolls! i went to several cowboy camps years ago and most players didnt wanna be bothered by the fans. a few did like jay novacek or darren woodson, and believe it or not the nicest person i met there was jerry jones.
    i had a neighbor that met troy aikman at a party while he was still the dallas qb. Troy came on to her very strongly and ungentlemanly. she refused him. he said "dont you know who i am? Im troy aikman"! she told him she didnt care who he was and he didnt have a right to act like that just because he was a famous football player.
     
  5. coltsfan

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    you have your good ones and bad ones in every bunch.yes they do make to much money but you cant blame the players for that .the owners are willing to pay it so why not take it. if any of us was were in there shoes you would be taking the money also.
     
  6. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Most people think that money is power and power means you can get away with anything. Plus on the other end of the spectrum there are those who are "worshiped" by fans and would do anything for them. So it could go to anyone's head, does that make it right?


    NO
     
  7. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    how do they become Bigger, stronger atheletes w/o putting out 100% effort????

    The game has changed, the rules have changed , and proper technique has changed as well. I see plenty of O linemen run block correctly.

    The game is full of specialists now days some are run stuffers and some pass rushers. Unless You know the in's and out's of a specific defensive scheme it can be very hard to tell when a player isn't doing the proper thing.

    As for the attitude thing, I've met some who were very approachable (Marcus Allen, Joe Montana, Tony Gonzalez, Larry Johnson to name a few) also I've ran into others who had an air of arrogance about them and didn't want to be bothered. I feel that this isn't limited to rich athletes, I've met My share of arrogant buisness men as well

    Money comes with talent and demand, if everyone could play football it wouldn't pay very much. If Americans didn't lust over the sport the payroll would reflect that also.
     
  8. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    I agree with you on this one. While some guys are out there playing every down liek it is their last, others (first to come to mind is Randy Moss, who played half heartidly most of the time. I remember watchign him walking or lightly jogging many patterns on plays where he wasn't supposed to get the ball, then walkign off early form a game with the Vikings, because they were not goign to win. Alot of the "diva" recievers tend to do this, Micheal Irvin admitted to doing this, Keyshwan Johnson has done it, and several others
     
  9. whiskers77

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    I use to follow the NFL a lot more than I do now but now I much rather watch NCAA football. Player attitueds and Ego being the main reason. Don't get me wrong, not all NFL players have big egos or a poor attitude but enough current players do and it is bad for the sport. I hate watching players dance in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. I hate watching players yell and pound their chest after sacking a Q.B. or making a routine tackle. The constant smack talk that takes place on the field shows a complete lack of class. This is just my 2 cents, I choose not to watch the NFL anymore because I don't like what it has become. I enjoy watching NCAA football and that satisfies my football cravings.
     
  10. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    I agree and disagree with that your point. Agree as far as there is a point to celebrations. Wide outs are the worst, T.O. Horn, Moss, and others the main offenders. However have little celebrations, pounding your chest when you sack a QB or make an excellent tackle that is just part of the game and to me it shows excitement and emotion in the game. With out excitement or emotion, you have a pretty blan game and a lot less competition.