Originally Posted by Gramoah
Hope you are good at catching long passes. Here's another one for you. Spent a lot of time in TJ myself and my next ship after the Ticondera was the Sarratoga. You guessed it I'm sure., home ported in Mayport, Florida where my brother joined me for brother duty until my next rotation. And you are right, youth is wasted on the young. I reminded myself of the good times as well. It was farther back for me. The trouble with watching these guys in college is that you never know how well they will adapt to the NFL. Some do it seemlessly, some need a little time, and, some never pull it off. Which ones do we get ??
It's so rare that someone crosses from the west coast to the east but our locations so closely parallel. What was your rating? I was an FC2 . I can't imagine what Mayport was like when you were stationed there. It was still mostly dirt roads when I was there. Even Jacksonville was barely developed .
Lots of good times in TJ.
I agree with your assessment of the college guys. I had posted somewhere that alot of times the flashy big names bust because they are in the game just for the money and once they get paid they coast, or they have gotten away with breaking the rules and having no repercussions that the feel entitled. Once held accountable,it all crashes down around them.
The players to seek out are the ones who truly love the game. They will play hard regardless of whether it's a contract year or not.