Week in Review: Summer Downtime Can Be Trouble for NFL Players

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Jun 12, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches work outs at mini camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE


July 26th is the beginning of training camp and this is the most important season under Marvin Lewis. The reason for that is this is a new team from the Carson Palmer era, and that team was incredibly inconsistent. As a matter of fact the whole franchise has been inconsistent. Only one back to back season with playoff appearances in 30 years, is far from good.

With a solid playoff run this year, it will show that this young team is here to stay and the ceiling will be extremely high. Let’s make sure nothing happens to derail that in the next 5 weeks.

In the above article you may have noticed I refer to myself as an expert. I came up with that conclusion by using the 10,000 hour rule. I’ve watched 3870 hours of football since 1981, I’ve read 3000 hours of articles, NFL Previews, blogs, biographies, and team web sites, 2340 hours of watching NFL Today, Inside NFL, Follies, and NFL Network specials, and have logged 1000 hours of playing football either in the yard with friends or on the field during junior high and high school. Well over 10,000 hours and those are conservative estimates.

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