It’s a new day in football.
You’ve seen it before, you know.
The days of the “mature” player have come and gone.
No one wants to look at a “moldy” player anymore, or a “dirty” player, or even a “pregnant player.”
We’ve seen more of these than ever before.
But are these players really “moody” enough?
That’s the question we asked ourselves.
Here are our five takeaways from the past week, including the most shocking examples we’ve come across.1.
How to deal with ‘mold’ players in the NFL?
“I’ve never seen a player that was so ‘moodiest.’
I’m not even talking about having sex with a woman, I’m talking about playing football,” Rams coach Sean McVay said.2.
NFL teams should stop using a ‘molding’ rule for players.
McVays team is using a “dumb” rule, but he believes this is a violation of the rule’s intent to “prevent molding.”
“When you put a rule in place, you can never be sure if it’s going to actually work,” he said.
“If you don’t know if it will work, you just say, ‘Let’s just use this rule.'”3.
The ‘molded’ rule is not just for football.
A new study by the University of Arizona found that NFL players have a “higher incidence of depression and anxiety disorders.”
That’s not surprising, given the team’s high-profile issues.
“We’ve had a lot more players who have come into the NFL with mental health issues, so it’s something that we should be addressing,” McVaya said.4.
Some players will not admit they’re moldy because they can’t find a job.
There are a number of reasons why players may be moldy, but we’ve all heard the phrase, “I just can’t get hired in this field.”
Players who cannot find work due to mental health concerns often blame the mold, which, in reality, is a result of a lack of support.
Players can also blame their lack of motivation or lack of confidence, but that is often just an excuse.5.
What’s the most disturbing example of mold in the league?
This is a topic that we’ve touched on a lot, but let’s just say it’s a topic worth investigating further.
In the past two years, a number from our own staff have been drafted into the National Football League (NFL).
“There’s always going to be mold in every sport,” McVaray said, and players in all sports need to work to break the mold.
“But I’ve never ever seen a team that was such a moldy team, it’s unbelievable.”
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