Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free Agency

I'm back!!! Did you miss me?? Man, free agency has been crazy. I'm not used to this. 6 years in the league and this is my first offseason experiencing the wait and see game. I just got 2 WI yesterday. I'm here at UW- River Falls for the Chiefs training camp. When I tell you they had me checked out, they had ya' boy checked out. I got 18 x-rays!!! Do u realize how many that is? I mean they wanted to know if anything was messed up and if so where, when and for how long. But I'm finally 100% healthy and thanks to my trainer Travelle Gaines at Elite Athletics, I'm also in the best shape of my life. Due to my injuries I really haven't done a full training camp in almost 3 years. I just thank God for continuing to heal me and allow me to keep playing the game I love.
So I get here and I'm happy, because I get to workout today and just excited to be doing football again. I'm thinking cool, show me to my room, I'll get a quick 20 minute power nap on my nice bed (i've only stayed at a hotel during training camp). I had no idea about this dorm life experience. I get to my room and I swear my bed is as small as my little nephews bed. What am I supposed to do with this, sleep on it?? How we ever slept on these little beds in college is beyond me.

One thing this free agency experience has taught me is to not take life's blessings for granted. I guess some part of me had taken this NFL life for granted. I just expected it to always be there at least as long as I wanted it to be. I wouldn't say this experience "humbled" me, but it did allow me the opportunity to rededicate myself to being the best.

6 comments:

  1. That's awesome. Keep keeping on - big things are coming!

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  2. Keep on grinding Big George, good things are going to happen...

    You're a long ways off from your days in the UI back at Oregon :)

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  3. Big George - cannot wait to see you October 18th against the Skins. Will it be bad if I wear your Oregon jersey to the game? Who cares...Go Ducks always comes first. Besides it is the Oregon bye week. I am predicting you having 4 receptions for 52 yards and a TD against the Skins - gotta luv it

    one more thing - my fantasy draft is this weekend and not sure if I should draft you before or after Justin Peele.

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  4. I saw Dennis Dixon in SI and he rents a bed to put in his dorm for training camp.

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  5. Good stuff George! I checked nfl.com earlier this summer to check on all my Duck alumns playing on Sundays and your name was missing. Obviously things have been sorted out and you are back. Good to here that you are in great shape. Hoping for a good season.

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