So are we letting our standards slide, when we talk about player who has encountered some problems during his college years and say, "Oh, he's just a kid." Or, "He didn't know any better."
Lets face it. Most of the college football players who are NFL draft prospects are 22 or 23 years of age. At what point do we draw the line? At what point do they go from being boys to men?
|Michael Floyd being interviewed at Notre Dame's Blue-Gold game.|
The best thing that I have heard, though, throughout all of these discussions is the need for mentors in the NFL. Not only for those guys who HAVE had rocky starts in college, but for ALL NFL rookies. Why reinvent the wheel, when you can have current NFL veterans show them the ropes, and hopefully prevent them from making the same mistakes that they (or someone they knew) made. Thank you to Desmond Howard and Oscar McBride, for reaffirming that I am not crazy in my beliefs that mentoring in the NFL often plays a crucial roll in the success of these YOUNG MEN!
Okay, I guess that's my soap box for today! Have a fantastic Monday!