The brisk pace of this year's NFL offseason suggests the term itself has run its course: There is no offseason.
Super Bowl XLVI gave way to dramas surrounding Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and Andrew Luck. On a more troubling level, we've been flooded with information -- some of it surprising -- about the violent nature of pro football.
From the Saints' "bounty" scandal to an uptick in research over player concussions and post-career trauma and physical ailments, we're finding out more about the underbelly of the game than ever before. Former players are coming forward with lawsuits describing the effects of years of play, and today's stars face safety-tilted rule changes that some believe could eliminate the sport altogether.
It's crazy how football players are killing our game you signed up to play a violent game and made a lot of money now u talk bad about #how
- Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) May 9, 2012
White continued with his riff: "Yes older players didn't make what we made but I remember when gas was 89 cents so the cost of living was different," he wrote. "I don't have nothing against old players they made football what it is today and I love those guys and I don't have a problem with them suing the nfl I don't have to worry about it the nfl has enough money to pay them."
White is all over the map, both discrediting and embracing the players who came before him, the same players who built the game and assured that White, if he's smart with his paychecks, won't need to worry about gas prices for years to come.