Players Pick and Choose Their Battles Wisely Before Speaking

With all the football experience a NFL player has, it's no surprise players have their own opinion on how a team should operate.  

The problem is players face a lot of scrutiny from their own team when expressing their opinion. With that being said, most players choose not to get involved with any unnecessary issues.

Just pick up your check on Tuesday and keep your opinions to yourselves, that's how they  like it. When fans voice their opinions, organizations never listen, mainly because many organizations feel fans run on high emotion when lashing out, which isn't very different than players. 

Let's not forget the fact that most NFL organizations think they have all the answers, so any opinion from someone that doesn't work in an NFL office falls on deaf ears. 

One of the most hypocritical parts of the NFL are the people who forget where they come from.

What do I mean? The ball boy who becomes head equipment manger, the intern who becomes head of player personel. 

I have personally seen people work their way through the ranks and once they hit the top, they turn into someone who is impossible to talk to and seem to have all the answers.

The NFL is built on individuals who have sacrificed a large chunk of their life just to say they're part of the NFL, player and staff alike.

The downside to all that passion is people who get so crazed with the very idea of the NFL; the true game of football gets lost in translation. 

It becomes about money and power and next thing you know, every word that comes out of their month is narcissistic. 

I have been blessed to play in the NFL for eight great years, and have been playing football for 25 years, since I was eight. Most ...

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