Size doesn't matter? Bryce Young, Anthony Richardson injuries proof that physical stature means nothing in the NFL

0
127

F*ck you.

The season might already be over for these two


NFL Draft process involved a couple of rookie quarterbacks who are now out a week (or two) with injuries. The season may be over for both of these rookie quarterbacks. Scouts were unsure if Bryce Young would be able to handle the demands of playing quarterback at the next-level. They also admired Anthony Richardson’s Adonis body. Well, the former Alabama QB and Heisman winner will miss a week or so with a sprained ankle, and the Colts’ first-year starter is sidelined under concussion protocol.Richardson actually left Indianapolis’ first game late in the final quarter due to knee and ankle soreness — and recklessness. Richardson’s fearlessness — or naivety? Richardson’s fearlessness (naivete?) If head trauma is the great equalizer then why do we obsess about stature and ability to take physical abuse when any quarterback could be gone at any time? If I had a second chance, I would pick Young first. And if he broke, there’s always another body that can take his place. Is this a bit nihilistic

? It’s the NFL business model. Tua Tagovailoa’s seven years are better than Ryan Tannehill’s 15 seasons. Bill Belichick is likely to trade Mac Jones tomorrow for Young. Guys such as Tom Brady, John Elway and Patrick Mahomes, are Jedis who walk among us, able to navigate tiny and shifting pockets, with human missiles bearing on them. The elite guys are limited in their tread and eventually get blindsided by trucks or dragged away on golf carts. How many NFL legends, at any position, were able go out on their terms? To be honest, I’m amazed Jerry Rice can stand up straight. (Gotta have that Copper Fit. If you don’t get married or have children by the age of 35, then you are technically dead. The only reason to exist is to reproduce, and the greater the number of humans, the more meat there will be for football. I don’t think you are aware that the Earth is facing a population problem. The more people who participate in combat sports the faster we can turn these two tops around — metaphorically. Wouldn’t it be easier to make reservations for death than try to stave off its arrival? You know that you have a limited time left, but you are the only one who knows your expiration date. If you were told that you have until 45 years old, I would be playing running back and eating hot wings as breakfast. Add some opioids to the mix for good measure. I’m leaving early? I’m cramming in as much self-fulfillment

as possible.

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack

And you may find yourself in another part of the world

And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobileAnd you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife

And you may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?”

I have no clue, but give me some timing, a little moxie, a lot of arm strength, and I’ll give you a beautiful house and a beautiful wife.