President of the NFL Players Association JC Trettor We are calling for the elimination of off-season practices, including mini-camps and organized team activities.
“I think the changes made this season show that we can bring interesting products to the field while further reducing the wear on the player’s body.” Cleveland Browns The center wrote in Newsletter released on Thursday.. “There is no reason to go back to the previous off-season program.”
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the NFL off-season program was abolished this year as the team relied on virtual conferencing instead.
“We are the only major sports league with an off-season program. The most physically demanding sport is the only league that brings players back for additional practice outside the season,” Tretter wrote. “The discussion in favor of these off-season practices is based on the assumption that players need personnel for development and learning during OTA, while teams need practices for gelling. However, this year’s lack of OTA has shown that those theories have not been substantiated. The first year’s head coach was successful. The newly assembled team was successful. The Rookies joined and the entire league I played at a high level.
“… you don’t have to be brought in between April and June to practice with each other-it’s just unnecessary.”
In his first year as NFLPA President, Tretters have been instrumental in establishing the COVID-19 protocol within the league, including daily testing. Elimination of turf fields..
In the latest newsletter, Tretters wrote that the union “will continue to challenge prejudice about how football must be run to optimize player health.”
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NFLPA president JC Tretter wants to end mini camp, OTA
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