A trend has developed in pictures posted to social media of Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey on and off the field this offseason.
Comments stream in regarding the size of McCaffrey’s muscles and questions about what he’s been doing this offseason in order to create a more ripped profile in 2018. McCaffrey is downplaying any changes, though.
He said “it’s not like I’ve transformed” and wonders why people thought he was tiny last year, although he does cop to gaining five pounds of “good muscle.” The second-year back says his goal in increasing his strength is to break more tackles than he did as a rookie and doesn’t want that to come at the expense of his speed.
For whatever millions ESPN pays Alex Rodriguez, he did a circle dance last Sunday night when asked about the drug bust of his pal Robinson Cano:
I do know that it will be a long road back, a tough road back, but I’m confident that Robinson Cano is going to come back and continue his spectacular career, and I hope at the same time he can learn a great lesson and make his life even better.
Every year, star players suffer serious injury. And other players become stars. The most extreme example unfolded in Philadelphia, where leading MVP candidate Carson Wentz Cheap Bike Jerseys suffered a torn ACL in December and backup Nick Foles was holding up a Lombardi Trophy in February.
With a supply of willing participants that still far exceeds the available roster spots, an exodus of stars would give non-stars the reps they need to emerge. And those non-stars would happily fill the void.
Look at the list of serious NFL injuries from 2017. Odell Beckham, Jr. Aaron Rodgers. David Johnson. J.J. Watt. Andrew Luck. Deshaun Watson. And the football world kept spinning.
It would keep spinning if star players choose not to play, fueled by fantasy football participants who would rush to fill their rosters with the guys who will be getting the opportunities to play, to gain yards, and to score points.