There are far better places to prove yourself than in an offseason workout in shorts and shells. No player can truly prove anything until the regular season begins on September 4.
For some NFL veterans, though, there may be no other choice than to start hot and stay hot as minicamps and organized team activities begin over the next couple weeks.
There are any number of reasons a player could need to prove himself in offseason workouts:
- a season-ending injury and the recovery from said injury
- a free-agent signing or draft selection at his position
- a down year in 2013
- a contract year in 2014
- a change of scenery
There are others, but those are the kinds of players we will be exploring here.