Anyone hear the interview with Brady this morning with Dennis and Callahan? He had some interesting comments about the young receivers. First he was talking about Edelman...about how much he loves him, how happy he is for him and how hard he worked to get where he is. Then he was asked about the young guys - I thought he had a interesting answer - he went on to say they have to want it. How important is football to them? Are they going to put the work in? He then said the great receivers in the league worked for it. He mentioned Welker, he mentioned Moss. He asked the question out loud if they were willing to put football first.
I found this all very interesting. It made me wonder a little if a guy like Boyce put in the time this year needed to be a contributer in this offense, because he sure the hell didn't contribute (and I thought he had the most talent of them all). And didn't Thompkins get benched for a game? He started out fast and then hit the wall - I know rookies do that, but I wonder if he wasn't putting in the time?
I'm not saying these guys are bums, but I do think they will need to understand what it takes to succeed in the NFL. Normal rookie/young guy stuff I guess, but it has to end right now. We all know some of these guys take two/three years...a guy like Vareen admitted he didn't understand how to play tough until this year...imagine that? I was sitting there waiting for him to be good and it turns out he didn't get the memo his nfl career started three years ago. I hope Dobson, Boyce and Thompkins got that memo listening to Brady today...I'm sure the averages say one of them won't, but I'm hoping they all did.