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Should the NFL Make OTAs Official Practices?

With injuries in unofficial practices back in the spotlight following Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's minor knee injury on Wednesday, should the NFL ban "Organized Team Activities" altogether, forcing them to be called official practices?

Posted by Cameron Smith on June 4, 2009 9:13 AM
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jerkhoff: So the best comment the WP can find to post is from a snob who describes football as "brutality masked as a sport?" What a load of crap......

madmax8600: They're grown men who get paid millions of dollars a year to play a game. If they want to practice off season that's their choice. BTW, is...

CSB2: A practice is a practice. Who cares what it's called. The NFL is getting overrun by attorneys and will lose its audience if it doesn't dro...

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ozpunk Author Profile Page :

Nah the OTAs are just fine; it gives the rookies some time to learn the new system without the physical contact and time for the veterans to go off and do football camps and charity work. Plus it gives unhappy players a way to make known their contract disputes. If the NFL changed them to official practices I suppose they would involve mandatory participation and scrimages with pads and violence, if anything this would lead to more injuries like what happened to Roethlisberger.

jerkhoff Author Profile Page :

So the best comment the WP can find to post is from a snob who describes football as "brutality masked as a sport?" What a load of crap...

madmax8600 Author Profile Page :

They're grown men who get paid millions of dollars a year to play a game. If they want to practice off season that's their choice. BTW, is it me or does Ben get injured every off season? He's better off playing football 24-7.

CSB2 Author Profile Page :

A practice is a practice. Who cares what it's called. The NFL is getting overrun by attorneys and will lose its audience if it doesn't drop the BS.

 
 
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