With the opening of the NFL training camp, many people will watch the game held at St. Norbert College, a private liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin, which is a short distance from Green Bay. Lambeau Field (Lambeau Field) about 10 minutes by car.
According to reports, last season’s NFL Most Valuable Player’s contract with the Packers expires in 2023. According to reports, he was upset with last year’s quarterback prospect Jordan Love’s draft and considered the future Hall of Fame player. Think lack of communication and respect he Right.
Stories are crazy enough RogersAt 37 years old, I would rather retire than return to Green Bay.
At an event at the Rambo Stadium last month, Murphy remembered about Rogers The late Ted Thompson, a long-time general manager of the Packers, shared with him. “He is a complicated guy,” according to Murphy, Thompson said of Rogers. “So, that’s what I said,” Murphy told NBC26.com.
Murphy, a former full-time security guard, has worked for Washington The team that won the Super Bowl in 1983 has served as the leader of the NFL Players Association to endorse the league players.If someone should be able to connect to his Player, you would think it is Murphy, he knows the severity of the league management.
This 66-year-old executive is in Washington The roster is from 1977 to 1984.In an interview with my book “Long Live Victory”, Murphy told me how his In 1982, the players suffered a knee injury a few years after a strike, and the team’s days were over.
“About a week after I was injured, (Boss Jack Kent) Cook was in one of our practice ranges and he came up to me and asked me,’How about the knee?'” Murphy said. “I said it would take a few weeks, and then he Replied,’Well, it doesn’t matter mark. You will never play again. And I never played it again. “
Jack Kent Cook is a complicated guy.
Maybe lack of connection Rogers Murphy is because their experience in the league is very different. Rogers In the first round of the 2005 draft, he was selected to leave California.but he It was not selected by Green Bay until the 24th overall pick (the previous one WashingtonThe selection of quarterback Jason Campbell).Many people think this is an embarrassing contempt RogersAccording to observers, they are expected to be out early in the first round. he idea he Will go to number 1 to his Favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers. But they chose the draft pick Alex Smith.
“At the time, it was 12 rounds and lasted for two days. George Allen called me and said,’We really like you. mark. We want you to be here. We want to draft you. We will provide you with a ticket, then fly you here, then hold a press conference and announce your news. They let me stay in a hotel near Dulles Airport. I really don’t know what happened. I watched TV and saw that the Redskins had two picks in the first day of the draft, and I was not one of them. I think I will be selected the next day.
“Then earlier that day, they asked me to get up there with about six other players,” Murphy said. “They drove us around in a van and took us around the city. None of us really knew what happened. We had lunch in the city center and saw Washington, Later in the afternoon, they took us to the Redskin Park. They arranged us all in one room and then called us to a meeting, one at a time. They told us that the draft was just over. You have not been selected, but we want to sign you as a free agent. George hid us, hoping that no other team can get in touch with us. George called me his 13th round draft pick. “
Even between past and present union brothers, there is a pecking order.
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