Even if Roy was doing it to be a douchebag (which I don't think he was), Dez should shut it and carry the silly pads. It's just one of those things. Roy has said all the right things in the media leading up to this about helping if he can, even making jokes that he isn't buying a new car anytime soon. I don't think he would have done this for Witten or Romo either, because he said and I quote, "I'm not doing it," Bryant said. "I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player's pads."
Now I have heard the talking heads all day going on about this, but when it comes down to it the guys that have played the game, or furthermore, guys/gals that have been in a fraternity or the military, understand that the people before you did it. Furthermore, even just a close group of friends, we all break each others butts a bit from time to time. I have no problem with the senior guys sitting him down and letting him know that if he isn't going to be a team player, oh well...
I heard Charles Barkley talking about how he used to have to get up at the crack of dawn to get Dr. J a newspaper. He used to have to bring the veteran guys milk in the middle of the night. To some it may seem a bit archaic, but that is just what you go through sometimes to be in a real tight group. The guys and gals that are doing it to you are just giving you crap, and that's what teammates do. It seems to me like this generation of athlete, nay, most of this upcoming generation period has grown up being coddled way to much. This reeks of self entitlement and I don't see it helping in the locker room for our boy Dez.
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