After months of toiling, from a lockout-delayed training camp through the preseason through the regular season through (for 12 teams) the postseason through the pre-draft scouting process through free agency through the draft through offseason workouts, NFL coaches finally have a few weeks to relax.
Or do they?
With a month or so of time away until training camp opens, coaches will be sleeping with one eye and/or one ear open, fretting that one or more of their players will find trouble, or vice versa, during the last chunk of the offseason in which they’re left to their own devices.
The good news is that a full two weeks have passed since Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested for drunk driving, the third NFL DUI in nine days. The bad news is that it’s inevitable that, at some point before camp opens, multiple players will be arrested.
As the first full weekend of the post-OTA offseason wraps up, none have happened yet. But with more than a month remaining and the all-time high-water mark for the “days without an arrest” meter at 32, it’s only a matter of time.
So sleep well, NFL coaches. Sleep well.