Lookie who the prominant players who chose not to attend the OTAs (orgnaized team activities)are: none other than Roy Williams, Calvin Johnson, and Tatum Bell. Or the thrust of your offence.
Though little is heard about the lowly Lions due to the RedWings Cup success. (Congratz guyz
) I think it may be a little ominous that the human first down marker in his last year of his contract opts not to show up. Is Roy simply sticking around Texas to see how life will be next year in Dallas? Or is he just pissed about the turn the O scheme has taken, de-emphasizing the pass in favor of a grind it out 3-yds and a cloud of punts style? Or maybe he just doesn't care about NimRod's OTAs.
Calvin missing is disturbing becuase he has only known the complex Martz system and should be there to pick up the new system. Could be a sign of a lack of professionalism, or laziness on his part. Or just a sign of how unenthused he is about the new O.
Tatum Bell not being there is another stage in the weirdness that is T Bell. He says he is the best RB in camp last season but never appeared to be ready to take advantage of any chances he got. Now this season there is less competition and his response is to not show up. Legend in his own mind, he is.
Seems at best a slow start for a brand new offence on a struggling franchise. Could it be that NimRod has lost these players? If so, expect his job to be the next thing he loses.