No-Shows at Voluntary Workouts: Who Cares

Steven FinchCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2009

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 12:  Nick Collins #36 of the Green Bay Packers looks to celebrate with teammate Greg Jennings #85 during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on October 12, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Packers defeated the Seahawks 27-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Most of the recent articles I've read, are over emphasizing players who are no-shows.

I say, who cares? There's a reason why they call it voluntary workouts.

You don't have to show up.

It would show your commitment to the team to show up, but if you don't does it really matter? No.

The only workout you should be worried about is the involuntary workouts, if your player doesn't show up for those, then you're in trouble.

Today on prosportsdaily.com, a columnist has stated that Free Safety Nick Collins of the Green Bay Packers has not shown up to the workouts.

Instead he has elected to wait for a new contract negotiation before he travels away from his home in Florida.

Apparently he doesn't care if a deal is in place, rather he wants the negotiations to begin.

Then there's Shaun Rodgers, who hasn't shown up to the Cleveland Browns camp either.

He just wants to be released from his six-year, $42 million contract.

That's a different story all together. It's surprising that he wants out since he had a down year compared to recent.

He did have 76 total tackles, but if I played defense for the Browns, I could get that many as well.

Let us not forget about running back Thomas Jones of the New York Jets, who hasn't shown up to workouts as well. Who knows what his problem is?

First it was Brett Favre, now who cares, if these players want to sit out a season, I say let them.

They are only going to hurt themselves in the end. Not me.

Even as I write this article I have to think, who cares?

It's just voluntary workouts, lets find better things to write about than this.

Have all the columnists forgotten that it's March Madness baby!


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