With the first appearance of the NFL Players Association Club Report Cardsplayers have more power than ever. Of course, not everything it came from these reports it was shocking. No one’s jaw hit the floor when it was revealed that the Los Angeles Chargers medical staff was ranked as one of the worst in the league. Remember what they did Tyrod Taylor? No one was puzzled by the realization that a Washington’s commanders are worst team to play for. However, there were some unexpected revelations.
Arizona Cardinals players are charged for meals
For one thing, reports revealed that the Arizona Cardinals are the only organization in the league players are charged for meals is in the team’s facilities. That’s pretty shitty. However, if your chefs are preparing gourmet meals for you, then it is fine to pay them for their services. Unfortunately, the Arizona Cardinals players didn’t get gourmet meals. The Cardinals’ food quality ranked last in the NFL. So they paid money to eat terrible food? At that point, you could go down the street to Arby’s. It’s on par with how the Oakland A’s push their players pay for the soda in the clubhouse in Moneyball. Verify that the players in the movie actually received food that they enjoyed in soda. That’s not the case with the Cardinals.
Isn’t being a Raider so bad?
The other thing what caught my eye was how highly rated the Las Vegas Raiders were overall. This is a club that has been publicly ridiculed for its behaviour Derek Carr. Star receiver Davante Adams explained dissatisfaction in this regard as well. I would have thought that more players would be upset with how the management treated their players, but that seems to be wrong. The Raiders were the third highest rated team in the NFL behind only the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. Given the off-field drama they i participated – including but not limited to Jon Gruden, Damon Arnett, Antonio Brownand Henry Ruggs — I never thought in a million years that the players would like to play there. I was more inclined to think it was the Raiders The locker room culture was so poor that several players felt they could do whatever they wanted. Shows how much I know about the inner workings of the NFL.
He’s a bad coach
In terms of personnel, players seemed willing to rate their coaches positively. However, this was not the case for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. Where every other team gave their strength and conditioning coach a grade of B or better, the Falcons gave them a D, while the Ravens gave their strength coaches an F-.
Based on reports, several Ravens players believe the grade isn’t even low enough to detail how poorly these coaches have handled their position. Only 36 percent of Ravens players felt they were given individual strength plans. We knew it was bad considering that tight end players like Derek Wolfe and Matthew Judon have been a strong and prepared staff for the Ravens for years, but these reports detail just how bad they were, and it’s scary.
The message must have been heard Ravens strength and conditioning coach Steve Saunders it was recently relieved of his position. They used to blame him for his treatment of the coronavirus in 2020, and it was one of the main reasons why the Ravens were so beat up in 2021. Hopefully, this grade will improve quickly once a new coach arrives.
How they treat their loved ones
Another shocking thing was how few teams believe their employers treat their families well. Only four teams gave their organization an A or better rating in this category, tied for the fewest in the gym quality category. I understand that you want your loved ones to be treated better. That is why they are your loved ones, because you put them above yourself. However, according to the news, only four teams he treated them well. Wow! This might be the most shocking on the list. Even worse, it’s one of three categories — along with food service/catering and team travel — that four or more teams give their organization an F or worse.
If this survey is to be believed, this league really doesn’t know how to treat the loved ones of its players. I understand that unlike players, team managers and staff do not see their players’ loved ones on a regular basis. However, proper treatment without knowing them seems quite simple. Be polite, accommodating, and do your best to make them feel comfortable. Are you saying 28 teams couldn’t even do that? WOW!
Based on reports From the players regarding the facilities in Jacksonville, even some players’ wives were forced to change their children on the floor of the facility’s public restroom. GROSS! Are you saying the Jaguars can’t create a family room where this sort of thing can happen in a clean environment?
All in all, these report cards were a great idea from the players association, and I hope we see more teams try to improve on this in order to influence more free agents to come play for them. I was honestly shocked at how low these reviews were and the horror stories that came up. Eye opening! Still, it was a much-needed first step for the NFLPA. The quality of life for NFL players can only improve as long as these reports come in every year.