GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:LT held out into training camp....doesnt seem to be hurting his career at all.
I used to get angry when a player would hold out, typical greedy athlete. Now im not bothered by it. Dude is trying to get all the money he can before its too late? Can you really say you wouldnt do the same thing in your workplace if you could work out a contract? Would you get paid less just to make everyone happy when you know you could get more?
Yes, but is LT the exception or the rule? I would say he's the exception. Perhaps his rookie year would have been even better if he had gelled with the team in training camp?
It does work both ways though.... If a team's management is difficult to work with, then sometimes it's less the players fault and more the management's. I could be wrong, but I think that was the case with LT.
I think even since LT was rookie in 2001 things have changed and Holdouts seem to be much more commonplace. It almost seems the default for players taken in the first round.
It's very rare nowadays that all the players of a given NFL team even report to training camp. I think the Bears were an exception this year and signed all their rookies well before training camp.
It seems to me to be a disturbing trend that's bad for the game. Does no one else see it that way?