Monday saw that start of the Buffalo Bills offseason workout program where some players were not in attendance, which included running back Marshawn Lynch. As quick people are to judge the character of people judging National Football Players for skipping the workouts is meaningless.
Humans are creatures of habit as we typically don’t like to change things. That goes for football players as well when it comes to working out.
Football players up until they have reached the NFL have worked out a certain way. Then when they get to the NFL they are asked to change their workouts to work on more specialized training.
However, the person that has the final say is the player himself as not always a particular routine will workout for that said player. That means a player needs to adjust a routine to what works best for that player.
That includes trainers as players in the offseason have their own trainers and prefer them to the team’s strength and conditioning coaches. As Bills fans have learned over the last several years NFL trainers are not all equal.
In the end, a player should judge for his performance on the field and any illegal conduct off of it.