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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Disco1981, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    12 players showed up today at OTA's, more expected tomorrow...Good deal!

    Happy that some players have their own beliefs and not everyone heeded a CAPTAINS advise to skip workouts...

    Not every player is guaranteed a roster spot, and even the ones who presumably do...Working out, staying in shape, and learning the playbook should still be a top priority with the kind of paydays they're receiving...
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  2. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    I think many of them have the point that learning the playbook and staying in shape can be done in the comfort (and safety) of their own homes.
  3. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Why wouldn't you... It's like not having to go to work,But still getting paid.....
  4. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    If a guy has an injury in OTAs the team is liable. If he's injured working out on his own he's screwed.
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  5. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011

    If you’re Csm Hayward or some other established vet and you’re assured to make the Team it’s easy to blow off OTAs. If you’re a practice squad guy or some marginal player, you need all the face time and contact with coaches you can get. You have limited opportunities to make an impression. When the team cuts you, your former union brothers won’t pay your rent, or even give you the time of day.
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  6. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Totally spot on. The difference between players who make a team and don't can be razor thin and anyone not assured a roster spot should take every opportunity to get whatever edge they can to hit pay dirt. The question is, Is it worth it? If it were me, damn straight it is. I am fairly certain players go out an do thing out in public that are much more "unsafe" than going into a facility that should be regulated regarding safety protocols. Will Cam go out to eat anywhere, get groceries, a bank, touch an ATM, interact with anyone outside his home? Of course he will, but that is ok, I guess.
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