Good stuff and interesting. Unfortunately imo sports especially football sensitivity gets exploited. You have to have tough skin you can’t show any weaknesses.
*rant* had this one player when I was coaching pop warner who was scared to death of getting hit or just basically playing football. In practice everyone knew he was scared, soft, sensitive and inexperienced. I gravitate towards kids like that. Long story short we had injuries and he had to play. He was literally shaking when I called his name. But i told him “I know you’re scared, your teammates know you’re scared but guess what the other team doesn’t.” I told him he can basically recreate himself right now. He bought in and had a good game. *rant over*
point is even if you’re scared, soft, sensitive there’s certain times when you can be yourself and show it but it’s other times when you can’t similar to what you mentioned. Especially when you’re considered a leader. If your leader taps out game over. Everyone isn’t built to be a leader.
I’ve never had a serious injury (worst was strained knee minor hyperextended) playing basketball. Concussions weren’t serious when I played. But I can imagine my approach to a game I got seriously injured in would change. Especially having a family and kids. Unfortunately life is a big deal only thing I can say is it seems like Carr’s priorities don’t include football at the top.
cant hate him but I’m a raiders fan not a carr family member. Sucks but I care more about the raiders than carr. But I bet Carr’s family cares more about him than the raiders it is what it is.