In an offseason with nothing going on, one of the hot debates around the NFL is whether it’s OK for players to enjoy the fact that nothing is going on. Reggie Bush is among the players saying they’re enjoying the relaxation, while Barry Cofield says that pisses him off.
Count Lions receivers Nate Burleson and Calvin Johnson among those who say they’re glad to have some time off.
“Maybe [it’s frustrating] to the guys in the front office, but to me, I’m taking it easy, back at home, just training, relaxing,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press. “I enjoy being at home around the family. This is the only time it’ll probably be like this, so I’m going to enjoy my time off.”
Burleson had similar comments, noting that without minicamps and organized team activities, he has more time with his family.
“I got to be honest, it’s a little bit of a convenience for a guy like me,” Burleson said. “Three contracts in, being able to spend some time with my family, being back home this time of the year, it’s a good thing.”
The fans won’t agree with Burleson that it’s a good thing, but then again the fans aren’t the ones who have to sweat through the workouts. It’s not surprising that players are happy to have some time off work.