Time to hang it up, I think. Even if he wanted to come back, and he most
certainly does, no team would take him now. I hope he focuses on what he DID
accomplish on the football field (which is rather significant) rather than on
anything he did not.He's an awesome man with an awesome future
ahead of him.Dive into it, Dennis!!!
No "josh", this "people" doesn't think that. Neither do
most other people think that, I am quite sure.The comment by Terrell
Suggs that this happens to "all" is obviously inaccurate.😁
Do you people really think that they'll all stop playing football from
this?Sure, it chews your body up and spits it out - and they've
dreamed of it since they were 3 years old and thousands of kids want to be just
like them.My former business partner in the NFL had 18 surgeries in
9 seasons, it's rough, he certainly didn't regret it, very few do and
if they do a thousand others would take their place.
I truly sense a bit of relief coming from chronically injured football players
when the time comes to call it quits. If they have avoided concussions and minor
concussive incidents--or numerous knee injuries, they just might possible enter
a new stage in their lives with their financial future looking a lot better and
with a real chance to be able to play catch with their kids (and even remember
their names). I've seen this even on the high school level. Not being able
to play football anymore might be the best thing that ever happened to you. Good
luck to Dennis who should be proud of such a strong career.
How many other NFL players have to retire because of similar injuries? it seems
the league chews them up and spits them out. Both Pitta and Collie were
exceptional athletes who if they had played soccer instead of football would
have been good middle, left, or right backs. They both had the size and
athletic ability to play in the MLS or one of the top European Leagues. If I
had a son who was in elementary or Jr high, I would encourage him to play soccer
instead of football.
it seems like the average NFL career is getting shorter and shorter due to the
violent nature of the game and the athletes who are so much bigger and faster
now. Receivers and running backs whom get hit alot at full speed are the ones
taking the brunt of it. From concussions to joint injuries it seems like 5 years
is about the average career for these positions. NFL == Not For
LongThe sad thing is alot of these players like Pitta will be living
the rest of their lives with these injuries and will most likely face things
like knee and hip replacement at an early age. If you are an NFL player you best
save your money because you will need it. Austin Collie is another example.