Whether you love or hate football, there are several lessons learned from NFL week #1
1. Are the experts truly experts? Peyton Manning defied age and an alleged career-threatening injury to tie an NFL record for touchdown passes in one game. Where are the disbelievers now? Tom Brady almost didn’t get drafted. He lost almost his entire receiving crew and still beat the Buffalo Bills. Colin Kaepernick sat on the bench in college and in the pros and got his shot pretty much by default. He torched the Green Bay Packers for 412 yards passing. What do the so-called experts truly know? Next time disbelievers tell you that you can’t make it, tell them to go F themselves.
2. A number of NFL players are voicing their opinions that the Philadelphia Eagles warp-speed no-huddle won’t work. That’s exactly the reason why it will. Fear. NFL players who criticize the Eagles warp-speed no-huddle are expressing their fear of leaving their comfort zone, fear of extra work, fear of fatigue, and most of all, fear of getting flattened and getting running over. I’m not an Eagles fan or an NFL fan. I just hope the Eagles or Colin Kaepernick or Peyton Manning or Tom Brady make it to the Super Bowl and win it to prove a point that self-professed experts are just that – self-professed.
3. Never have and never will understand the attraction to NFL games won on last second field goals. The most boring play in all of sports, bar none. And the biggest contradiction. Tough guys watching a little guy kick the ball over their heads. Makes no sense.
4. NFL pre-season games are a waste of time and a threat to every team. Exhibit A – New York jet quarterback Mark Sanchez. Dumbest move of the decade – putting him in the game in the 4th quarter of a meaningless game. Now’s he out for the year. And these coaches are revered. Incredible.
Whether you love or hate football, here’s a true story that will inspire you to never quit: http://www.mycoachbook.com/profiles/blogs/david-versus-goliath-formula-turnaround-losing-teams-from-the-top
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
owner – X Fitness Inc.
head coach – Niagara X-men football team