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10 minutes ago, 87168 said:

you need to take your work home to make sure it was done correctly? I hope you're a school teacher.

lol.


some folks are driven to succeed at their tasks.
used to keep note pads on the night stand.



 

 

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59 minutes ago, 3rdand12 said:

You may be closer to the talking points than you realize.
No way they are playing 18 games, so they should expand attendance requirements.
 for the edibles/ medicinal. 

not Hookah parties

would there be donuts ?

Gonna have to have donuts if they give em the doobie.😎

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8 hours ago, Chicken Boo said:

VOLUNTARY.

 

Not a one of you would show up to your "regular" jobs voluntarily.

I do often. It is why I am a professional career employee.

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Has anybody, anybody considered the fact that he just might not know where Cleveland is and then how the ***** to get there?

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Most of the Bills free agent signings did not participate. Might as well write of this year. Even though they were there, they have missed too much valuable bonding on the field.

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37 minutes ago, without a drought said:

Most of the Bills free agent signings did not participate. Might as well write of this year. Even though they were there, they have missed too much valuable bonding on the field.

doomed.

 is this the same as NOT being there ?
I am sure  OBJ has some new BFsF in cleveland via the internet.
and twitter etc.
Maybe he plays Madden as a Brown and is killing it.

 Nanker might be right.

 he showed up once , and then upon leaving ?  promptly deleted google maps.
 

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2 hours ago, 87168 said:

you need to take your work home to make sure it was done correctly? I hope you're a school teacher.

 

Nope.

 

I’m just someone that makes more than minimum wage.

 

I realize that you can’t get the French fries ready from your house the night before but some in the professional world want to do the absolute best they can to make even more progress/money in their career.

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10 hours ago, Chicken Boo said:

VOLUNTARY.

 

Not a one of you would show up to your "regular" jobs voluntarily.

You don’t know me.

Ive been racing with a crew on a sailboat for ten years, and I’ve never made a dime. 

I work in the motion picture industry, and over the years I’ve done countless “spec” jobs (freebies) for numerous reasons, including that of letting people know my work ethic, and dedication to those I work with, and the profession we have chosen. 

I met my wife on a month-long freebie that a colleague directed. 

 

OBJ ain’t an office clerk. He’s a teammate. 

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12 hours ago, Chicken Boo said:

VOLUNTARY.

 

Not a one of you would show up to your "regular" jobs voluntarily.

Not a useful comparison, since he doesn’t have a “regular” job. Regardless, if I was driven to be great, and driven to win, and was entering an entirely new system, then I would take advantage of any opportunity to gain an edge and practice. I would want more time with the team,  not less. Obj has never been on a great team in college or pros. I’m not sure if he knows what it takes. This is probably what is frustrating to Kitchens. He’s not sure of obj is focused on the right things to turn this team into a winner on the field.

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22 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Not a useful comparison, since he doesn’t have a “regular” job. Regardless, if I was driven to be great, and driven to win, and was entering an entirely new system, then I would take advantage of any opportunity to gain an edge and practice. I would want more time with the team,  not less. Obj has never been on a great team in college or pros. I’m not sure if he knows what it takes. This is probably what is frustrating to Kitchens. He’s not sure of obj is focused on the right things to turn this team into a winner on the field.

 

AMEN! It says a lot about the person that he is not there. No thanks, I’ll pass. 

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4 hours ago, Binghamton Beast said:

 

Nope.

 

I’m just someone that makes more than minimum wage.

 

I realize that you can’t get the French fries ready from your house the night before but some in the professional world want to do the absolute best they can to make even more progress/money in their career.

Congratulations on your raise.

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8 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Not a useful comparison, since he doesn’t have a “regular” job. Regardless, if I was driven to be great, and driven to win, and was entering an entirely new system, then I would take advantage of any opportunity to gain an edge and practice. I would want more time with the team,  not less. Obj has never been on a great team in college or pros. I’m not sure if he knows what it takes. This is probably what is frustrating to Kitchens. He’s not sure of obj is focused on the right things to turn this team into a winner on the field.

 

 

OBJ did the same thing with the Giants.  Turned out OK...

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11 hours ago, Binghamton Beast said:

 

Nope.

 

I’m just someone that makes more than minimum wage.

 

I realize that you can’t get the French fries ready from your house the night before but some in the professional world want to do the absolute best they can to make even more progress/money in their career.

 

Hey, I’m not sure if you know this or not but I’ll spill the beans.  There’s these guys who impersonate you but then take off their clothes to European techno music.  Beware, they also carry a big stick.

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9 minutes ago, without a drought said:

I love people comparing their little jobs to OBJ's.

 

Yeah comparing people with regular jobs that require 40 or more hours a week year round for (compared to any NFL player) essentially nothing...to a job where you play a game, hit the gym, have lots of time off and can go smoke the chronic, drink the champagne and get all that sweet Euro-tang up on your Insta....is absurd.

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2 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

 

OBJ did the same thing with the Giants.  Turned out OK...

 

Because the Giants were a great team with OBJ?

 

I'm not saying OBJ failing to attend OTAs means he won't be successful with Cleveland.  What I will say is that he is doing both himself and the team a disservice by not attending.  There is a world of difference between (a) a veteran player on an established team with a stable coaching staff and (b) a player going to a new team with new coaches and teammates.  If I'm a coach I don't have a problem with a player in situation (a) skipping OTAs because the credibility and chemistry are ostensibly already there.  I do have a problem with a player in situation (b) skipping because an opportunity to learn the system and bond with teammates/coaches is not being taken advantage of.  This is particularly true in this day and age of limited practice time.

 

I'm certain you completely disagree with this take and think attendance at OTAs is meaningless, which is your prerogative.

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3 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

 

OBJ did the same thing with the Giants.  Turned out OK...

 

Maybe his attitude about these things is what got him traded.

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1 hour ago, eball said:

 

Because the Giants were a great team with OBJ?

 

I'm not saying OBJ failing to attend OTAs means he won't be successful with Cleveland.  What I will say is that he is doing both himself and the team a disservice by not attending.  There is a world of difference between (a) a veteran player on an established team with a stable coaching staff and (b) a player going to a new team with new coaches and teammates.  If I'm a coach I don't have a problem with a player in situation (a) skipping OTAs because the credibility and chemistry are ostensibly already there.  I do have a problem with a player in situation (b) skipping because an opportunity to learn the system and bond with teammates/coaches is not being taken advantage of.  This is particularly true in this day and age of limited practice time.

 

I'm certain you completely disagree with this take and think attendance at OTAs is meaningless, which is your prerogative.

 

Yeah missing OTAs is a story we read about every May but can't remember at all by September.

 

OBJ has been one of the most talented, prolific and dynamic WRs in the past 5 years (from day 1, by the way).  But I'm sure that, after Mandatory minicamp, training camp and an entire preseason, there will be no way that a guy like OBJ will be able to  pick up the complexities of the legendary "Freddy Kitchens Offense"  (with all those new Todd Monken twists no doubt just installed) without having played catch with his new QB for 10 days in May.

 

Did that sound silly?  Yes, because this whole argument is silly. 

 

42 minutes ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

Maybe his attitude about these things is what got him traded.

 

True.  And maybe every boneheaded move the Giants have made over the past 2 off-seasons has been all a mirage...

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1 hour ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

Maybe his attitude about these things is what got him traded.

Actually he attended OTAs with the giants last year. They were still horrible.

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3 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

Yeah missing OTAs is a story we read about every May but can't remember at all by September.

 

OBJ has been one of the most talented, prolific and dynamic WRs in the past 5 years (from day 1, by the way).  But I'm sure that, after Mandatory minicamp, training camp and an entire preseason, there will be no way that a guy like OBJ will be able to  pick up the complexities of the legendary "Freddy Kitchens Offense"  (with all those new Todd Monken twists no doubt just installed) without having played catch with his new QB for 10 days in May.

 

Did that sound silly?  Yes, because this whole argument is silly. 

 

 

You apparently ignored the very first sentence of my second paragraph?  The one that reads "I'm not saying OBJ failing to attend OTAs means he won't be successful with Cleveland?"

 

This is not about saying OTAs are the key to OBJ's (or the Browns') success.  It's about saying that OBJ is missing an opportunity to show he gives a damn, and if I was the coach I'd be a little miffed about it too.

 

That's not a "silly" argument when people can take reasonable positions on both sides.

 

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1 hour ago, eball said:

 

You apparently ignored the very first sentence of my second paragraph?  The one that reads "I'm not saying OBJ failing to attend OTAs means he won't be successful with Cleveland?"

 

This is not about saying OTAs are the key to OBJ's (or the Browns') success.  It's about saying that OBJ is missing an opportunity to show he gives a damn, and if I was the coach I'd be a little miffed about it too.

 

That's not a "silly" argument when people can take reasonable positions on both sides.

 

 

You also said this: "I do have a problem with a player in situation (b) skipping because an opportunity to learn the system".  I thought that was silly and made it clear why.

 

He'll show how much a damn he gives starting with the mandatory and camp.  The "show your new team you give a damn" by showing up to OTAs is an even weaker argument against OBJ's no show.  His team mates will be very excited to see him work in camp and preseason.  May is meaningless.  Freddy Kitchens has a lot more to worry about than OBJ missing May football..

 

So yeah, I think those are both silly arguments.  And they are made every year.  And then they are proven silly later in the summer/Fall.

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2 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

You also said this: "I do have a problem with a player in situation (b) skipping because an opportunity to learn the system".  I thought that was silly and made it clear why.

 

He'll show how much a damn he gives starting with the mandatory and camp.  The "show your new team you give a damn" by showing up to OTAs is an even weaker argument against OBJ's no show.  His team mates will be very excited to see him work in camp and preseason.  May is meaningless.  Freddy Kitchens has a lot more to worry about than OBJ missing May football..

 

So yeah, I think those are both silly arguments.  And they are made every year.  And then they are proven silly later in the summer/Fall.

 

Yeah, you're just nitpicking.  The bottom line -- and I don't see how anyone could disagree -- is that it's more likely the Browns and OBJ would benefit from OBJ's participation in OTAs than from him not attending.

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1 hour ago, eball said:

You apparently ignored the very first sentence of my second paragraph?  The one that reads "I'm not saying OBJ failing to attend OTAs means he won't be successful with Cleveland?"

 

This is not about saying OTAs are the key to OBJ's (or the Browns') success.  It's about saying that OBJ is missing an opportunity to show he gives a damn, and if I was the coach I'd be a little miffed about it too.

 

That's not a "silly" argument when people can take reasonable positions on both sides.

 

Yup.  It's not like these guys are being overworked during the off-season or don't know generally when OTA's will be held.  And while it might not, and probably won't affect them, it's something they should attend.  But hey, not our problem.

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4 minutes ago, eball said:

 

Yeah, you're just nitpicking.  The bottom line -- and I don't see how anyone could disagree -- is that it's more likely the Browns and OBJ would benefit from OBJ's participation in OTAs than from him not attending.

 

Others call it quoting.  You didn't give me a lot to choose from.

 

The results of the holdout will be obvious by fall.

Just now, Doc said:

 

Yup.  It's not like these guys are being overworked during the off-season or don't know generally when OTA's will be held.  And while it might not, and probably won't affect them, it's something they should attend.  But hey, not our problem.

 

 

Exactly.

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1 hour ago, YoloinOhio said:

Actually he attended OTAs with the giants last year. They were still horrible.

 

It was actually more sarcasm about his attitude than conjecture.

IMO if the Bills traded for OBJ and he didn't bother to show up for OTAs I would not think it was a good move by him. 

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