I love NFL Football, but if there’s one thing that drives me crazy, it’s the spoiled mentality so many of the star players have.
As someone who’s had to earn everything he ever got — I’m the dope who was just an average cross country runner in high school, but still earned the co-captain position just through sheer enthusiasm and dedication — I can’t stand super-talented athletes who were blessed with the height, weight, and athleticism that so many others aren’t.
Consequently, I fall in love with guys who shouldn’t make it, like Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady (an undersized, late sixth-round draft pick).
With these words in mind, here’s the latest spoiled NFL player who doesn’t get.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Tight End Kellen Winslow today, which obviously surprised the talented young man.
Here’s the money quote from Winslow himself: “(The head coach was) kind of upset that I wasn’t there with the team working out in the offseason and then the first week of OTAs (Organized Team Activities). You know, look, I’ve been there the last three years and I’ve had a successful career so far. You just don’t get rid of one of your best players because of that.”
Uh, no, Winslow, you do get rid of one of your best players because of that.
And there’s a good reason why. It’s hard to build a team around players who think they’re better than everyone else. Around players who think they’re entitled and don’t have to practice like others.
Good luck getting picked up by another team, ya spoiled jerk.
Stan R. Mitchell
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