Tim Tebow: Rookie Hazing Not a Problem For Tebow

August 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Training Camp seeing it's second day of action, one thing is for certain: There is strong leadership and appreciation in Dove Valley.
Last week Dallas Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant made news by refusing to carry pads of the Veterans that laid the foundation before him.
Rookies have done nothing in pro football. It doesn't matter how high they were drafted, how talented they are, or what their accomplishments may have been in college. All of that is irrelevant.
All that matters is what they do in the NFL. Having rookies perform menial tasks is one of the main ways in which the veterans humble the latest crop of hotshots who show up for training camp. A lot of times they need it. And really, the message is a simple one -- you need to earn your stripes in this league. Carrying bags or shoulder pads or whatever is just part of that. It is a tradition started long ago with the express purpose of sending a subtle message to its intended recipients.
It's not just players,...

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