Allen Robinson gets on the field at Bears OTAs
The Bears made wide receiver Allen Robinson a centerpiece of their offense when they signed him to a three-year, $42 million deal as a free agent this offseason despite the torn ACL that brought his 2017 season to an end in Week One.
Bears coach Matt Nagy said earlier this month that Robinson was doing everything the team wanted, which did not include any on-field work as part of their OTAs. That changed on Wednesday, however.
Are Vegas’ pregame routines over the top? You bet they are. And there is nothing remotely wrong with that. The NHL is moving, sometimes with glacial speed and sometimes reluctantly, into the show-biz realm of 21st century of sports. The more extravagant the show, the better. The NFL learned that long ago.
This may be a business to the owners (and the players, too, for that matter), but hockey is a game that is meant to be enjoyed by the masses. The Cup finals should be a spectacle.
That’s what it was for the first two games in Vegas, from start to Holtby’s finish.
The question of whether or not life is fun for Patriots players has been brought up recently by players who have spent time inside the organization and those who have only seen it from the outside.
Coach Bill Belichick responded on Thursday by saying that his job is to make sure the team is winning, which linebacker Dont’a Hightower concurred with when he was asked about the fun level in New England.
I mean, to each his own, Hightower said in comments distributed by the team. I don’t really have anything to say to them. I mean, guys here, I know — I mean, it’s not for everybody. It’s definitely harder than most places, but I mean, that’s part of it. A lot of guys know that when they come here. But, I mean, in the locker room, it’s not Bill’s job to make this fun and this atmosphere fun; it’s the guys around it.