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Doug Farrar

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You'd think that veterans wouldn't need March workouts to get back on track, but I never thought that was what it was about. I think it's more to do with the fact that football is a year-round sport now, and the players have to expect that. New coaches have to have the players together in order to get their philosophies and gameplans across, and it's sort of an indicator for teams that have full participation, mandatory or not.

The whole exercise may seem repetitive and boring, but it does get everyone in pre-draft shape. Players establish that they didn't spend the brief offseason on a Krispy Kreme scholarship, and team staffs get one good look at what they may need before putting their final draft boards together. Whether people think these March Minicamps are useful or not, they're just one more aspect of the country's favorite sport, and the year-round league.

By Doug Farrar  |  March 18, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  | Category:  Coaching , Doug Farrar Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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