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(NESN)   Donkos CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says if the Donks win the Super Bowl, he will consider retirement. Did I mention he's only played in the NFL for six years?   (nesn.com) divider line 38
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2014-01-27 02:57:08 PM  
I understand. There's no shame in wanting to go out on top. -_-
 
2014-01-27 03:02:26 PM  
So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.
 
2014-01-27 03:03:51 PM  
Who knows how much pain he deals with all the time?  Who knows if he's exceptionally athletically gifted, but has other goals for his life?  It seems like sour grapes to speak ill of him just for wanting to do something else.

Consider that he's got 6 pro years, probably 4 college years, and likely several years of football before that.  He might just want to do something else.
 
2014-01-27 03:07:59 PM  
Given that the Broncos will not win the Superb Owl, this is a moot point.
 
2014-01-27 03:11:58 PM  

Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.


There are plenty of players who retire because noone will sign them, and this brings down the average career length. My NFL career ended before it began, when I was born a talentless nincompoop. He's not one of them, so yes, he would definitely be going out early, considering how good he is. It's up to him to decide what to do, but that final contract will be a big payoff for him---he'll earn more in a year than he did in the first several, so if it were up to me, I'd probably stick it out for at least another four years, if I could...
 
2014-01-27 03:13:15 PM  

Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.


That chart is pretty strange.

It lists McNabb with the Redskins, but lists Ed Reed with the Ravens.  Same with T.J. Houshmandzadeh who played probably 4 or 5 games on the Ravens.  Tony Gonzalez and LDT are listed as Falcons and Jets so it's not "most tenured team", but Akers is listed with the Eagles so it's not "team you played for last" either.
 
2014-01-27 03:13:18 PM  
So you're saying he shouldn't take what is far more than the average US salary earner, while he still has his wits about hi a me go on to find another job, while still having the pile of cash as a nice safety net?

Stubby, do you still biatch and whine about Barry Sanders retiring early too?
 
2014-01-27 03:13:27 PM  
His position has a short shelf life, Subby.
 
2014-01-27 03:14:13 PM  

degenerate-afro: Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.

That chart is pretty strange.

It lists McNabb with the Redskins, but lists Ed Reed with the Ravens.  Same with T.J. Houshmandzadeh who played probably 4 or 5 games on the Ravens.  Tony Gonzalez and LDT are listed as Falcons and Jets so it's not "most tenured team", but Akers is listed with the Eagles so it's not "team you played for last" either.


Nevermind, I just noticed this list is from 2011.
 
2014-01-27 03:14:38 PM  
So what?  If the guy wants to retire on his own terms, he wouldn't be reneging on a contract or other obligations, what's the big deal?
 
2014-01-27 03:17:38 PM  
Sounds pretty smart to me.
 
2014-01-27 03:21:19 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Given that the Broncos will not win the Superb Owl, this is a moot point.


You can have the Owl, we'll take the Lombardi.
 
2014-01-27 03:27:59 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Given that the Broncos will not win the Superb Owl, this is a moot point.


Your whore mouth. Shut it.
 
2014-01-27 03:34:23 PM  

LessO2: So what?  If the guy wants to retire on his own terms, he wouldn't be reneging on a contract or other obligations, what's the big deal?


Some people have this idea that the players are there for the fans entertainment and shouldn't retire until the fans are ready for them to.
 
2014-01-27 03:41:35 PM  

swankywanky: Stubby, do you still biatch and whine about Barry Sanders retiring early too?


As a Bears fan, Sanders retired way too late.

If I were a pro DB who had played my five years, gone to the pro bowl, and won a super bowl, I would strongly consider retiring while I could still bend my knees and not drool on myself as well.

/probably would squeeze out one more year for the $$$ if I understand his contract situation properly.
 
2014-01-27 03:44:34 PM  
I hope I would be able to say the same in a similar situation.

Every season he plays adds to the inevitable medical issues in the future. If you don't need the money from the next big contract, seems like the smart move is to retire.

If he has banked enough to live off of and is at the top of the game, retiring sounds like a great course of action.
 
2014-01-27 03:45:18 PM  

ongbok: Some people have this idea that the players are there for the fans entertainment and shouldn't retire until the fans are ready for them to.


Well, 0 fans watch the game to see DRC, so I wouldn't worry about an outcry for people demanding he stay.
 
2014-01-27 03:45:36 PM  
Like Peyton said yesterday if it hurts too much or it's not enjoyable to do the "work" part, it's time to retire.

Either of those could be the case here.   NFL football is a JOB compared to other levels.  Film sessions, learning tweaks to plays, studying the opponent for that week, weight lifting/trainer/therapy session the players put in 15+ hour days.  It's not show up for 2-3 hours of practice like other levels.

That can become not enjoyable to even the best players.
 
2014-01-27 03:47:03 PM  
Donkos? What idiot came up with/uses that?
 
2014-01-27 03:48:10 PM  
DRC, this is barely your 2nd Super Bowl, shut up.
 
2014-01-27 03:53:43 PM  
He has seen what life is like physically for him after the NFL.  He knows how those years take a toll.
 
2014-01-27 04:06:35 PM  
If I had all the money I needed and had met all my career goals, I would consider retiring too.
 
2014-01-27 04:07:37 PM  
It appears that if the Broncos win the Super Bowl, their entire secondary is going to lose it. One's going to be mugged and/or die of hypothermia on the long walk to Paterson, and another is going to be unemployed. Seahawks, you can't let this happen. Beat them. It's for their own good.
 
2014-01-27 04:08:04 PM  
He should totally play until he has another 2/3 concussions thus ensuring he can't remember breakfast and has suicidal thoughts in 30 years.
 
2014-01-27 04:11:07 PM  
It's not like good judgement runs in the family.
 
rka
2014-01-27 04:36:46 PM  

ongbok: LessO2: So what?  If the guy wants to retire on his own terms, he wouldn't be reneging on a contract or other obligations, what's the big deal?

Some people have this idea that the players are there for the fans entertainment and shouldn't retire until the fans are ready for them to.


And then, if they play one game longer, they've "ruined their legacy".
 
2014-01-27 04:40:37 PM  

bulldg4life: He should totally play until he has another 2/3 concussions thus ensuring he can't remember breakfast and has suicidal thoughts in 30 years.


What is two-thirds of a concussion?
 
2014-01-27 05:00:14 PM  

Robert1966: bulldg4life: He should totally play until he has another 2/3 concussions thus ensuring he can't remember breakfast and has suicidal thoughts in 30 years.

What is two-thirds of a concussion?


The Cleveland Browns front office.
 
2014-01-27 06:48:59 PM  

Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.


http://www.statista.com/statistics/240102/average-player-career-leng th -in-the-national-football-league/

According to this handy little chart, CB's are closer to 3 years. Although not sure if that is all CB's, or just some subset. They present data in a number of ways.

Still, that makes some intuitive sense. Lose your first step, and your CB career is pretty much over.
 
2014-01-27 06:58:47 PM  

mr_a: Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.

http://www.statista.com/statistics/240102/average-player-career-leng th -in-the-national-football-league/

According to this handy little chart, CB's are closer to 3 years. Although not sure if that is all CB's, or just some subset. They present data in a number of ways.

Still, that makes some intuitive sense. Lose your first step, and your CB career is pretty much over.


Hard to tell what that's measuring. There are a lot of guys who bring the mean average down by being signed off the practice squad for two weeks and then never playing in the NFL again. It's possible that the CB position is particularly susceptible to this kind of rapid roster churn, since good ones are hard to find and bad ones are pretty easily identified the moment they step onto the field.
 
2014-01-27 07:47:34 PM  

Wadded Beef: Robert1966: bulldg4life: He should totally play until he has another 2/3 concussions thus ensuring he can't remember breakfast and has suicidal thoughts in 30 years.

What is two-thirds of a concussion?

The Cleveland Browns front office.


LMAO. F*cking literally. Thanks.
 
2014-01-27 08:35:42 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Donkos? What idiot came up with/uses that?


No idea who made it u, but even in CO people call them the Donkos or Donks. Or maybe it's just people I know...
 
2014-01-27 08:36:36 PM  
made it up*
 
2014-01-27 10:01:14 PM  
His Wikipedia article mentions that he was born with one kidney that didn't work and that was removed when he was 5; I can see why he might decide to not push his luck by playing until his body breaks down.  Obviously it didn't stop him from being a first round pick so I imagine he's made a decent amount of money and if he's been smart about it he may not need to make a lot more.  It's his life and his career so if he wants to retire, good for him.

Go Broncos.
 
2014-01-27 10:04:03 PM  
maybe he just wants to be able to count to fifty when he is fifty.
 
2014-01-27 11:23:30 PM  

Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.


That is a bit of a misleading stat.  Football rosters are notoriously packed with 10-15 guys who will be lucky to sniff a full season in the NFL.  The ones who regularly start tend to last more in the 8 to 12 year range with pro-bowlers on the higher end of that scale.
 
2014-01-28 12:27:15 AM  

Super Chronic: mr_a: Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.

http://www.statista.com/statistics/240102/average-player-career-leng th -in-the-national-football-league/

According to this handy little chart, CB's are closer to 3 years. Although not sure if that is all CB's, or just some subset. They present data in a number of ways.

Still, that makes some intuitive sense. Lose your first step, and your CB career is pretty much over.

Hard to tell what that's measuring. There are a lot of guys who bring the mean average down by being signed off the practice squad for two weeks and then never playing in the NFL again. It's possible that the CB position is particularly susceptible to this kind of rapid roster churn, since good ones are hard to find and bad ones are pretty easily identified the moment they step onto the field.


Which is pretty telling when Pro Bowlers average 4 times the career length of the average NFL player.
 
2014-01-28 10:28:59 AM  

proteus_b: Uzzah: So, he's retiring at exactly the average career length for an NFL player. Thanks for exposing this scandal, subby.

There are plenty of players who retire because noone will sign them, and this brings down the average career length. My NFL career ended before it began, when I was born a talentless nincompoop. He's not one of them, so yes, he would definitely be going out early, considering how good he is. It's up to him to decide what to do, but that final contract will be a big payoff for him---he'll earn more in a year than he did in the first several, so if it were up to me, I'd probably stick it out for at least another four years, if I could...


So you signed with the Jets?
 
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