As you probably know, Martin was suspended for four games at the end of last season for a violation of the NFL drug policy. He subsequently checked into rehab this offseason. On a personal level I’m happy for Martin; he sought out help to address his issue. But there is no denying that, from a football standpoint, his suspension has now opened the door to him getting replaced as the starter by Rodgers.
Authentic Kids Carl Nassib Jersey You have to understand that no matter how impressed you are with Rodgers’ 560 rushing yards and 4.3 yards per carry average last season (both career highs for him), you ought to be even more impressed by how he got them.
I can’t tell you how many times I watched Rodgers on film having to dodge defenders in the backfield when toting the pill last year. And yet somehow he found a way to still make sugar out of shit on a lot of those plays by juking one guy right in his face and then getting north and south in a hurry with good body lean so he could get as much yardage as possible.
People are punching you in the face. No matter how tough somebody is, when they have pads on them, the game changes a whole lot. — Eryk Anders, MMA middleweight
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Johnnie Morton racked up 8,719 receiving yards over 12 seasons in the NFL. He’s behind only Calvin Johnson and Herman Moore on the Detroit Lions’ all-time franchise list in the category.
Still, both sports bring the risk of head injuries in a way that other sports don’t. That alone can be enough to dissuade other former football players from fighting professionally.