Robby Anderson won one race at “40 Yards of Gold,” and then stopped

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Jets receiver Robby Anderson came, he saw, he conquered, and then he quit.

Anderson participated in one race at Saturday’s “40 Yards of Gold” competition, easily beating Saints running back Alvin Kamara. Anderson then stopped, three wins short of the $1 million prize.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Anderson didn’t injure himself. So it’s not clear why he decided not to continue.

The source speculated that Anderson possibly heard Jets coach Adam Gase in the back of Anderson’s head, vowing to kill Anderson if he got injured during the event.

It’s still surprising that coaches like Gase, Sean Payton, Mike Zimmer, and Kyle Shanahan didn’t intervene to stop their players from unnecessarily risking an injury so close to the start of camp. Maybe that’s why Ted Ginn didn’t show. And maybe that’s why Robby Anderson decided after only one heat that he didn’t want to push his luck.

10 responses to “Robby Anderson won one race at “40 Yards of Gold,” and then stopped

  1. The chances of these professional players getting hurt during a simple sprint is slim to none. This author is scared of his own shadow

  2. Translation: He actually DID hurt himself, and now will do all he can to appear healthy until the next team activity, when he will “unexpectedly” get hurt in the first 15 minutes of practice.

    The only question at this point is what did he injure? I would guess his hamstring… We will see!

  3. Not sure I understand the injury concern with the coaches. Coaches expect players to stay in shape year round. Did it ever occur to them that the workouts their skill position players do might involve running in a straight line really fast? Do you think this is the first 40 yard sprint Anderson, and all of his other skill guys, has run this summer?

  4. So Mr. Crap-Talker Ginn chickened out? I would think the whole thing was because of his “challenge”. Guess he just wanted to race amateurs fresh off the couch.

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