While players get to have an offseason, the grind for NFL coaches and executives never stops.
After the season, they must prepare for free agency to retain players or sign from other teams.
Likewise, scouts attend both the Scouting Combine and Pro Days.
From there, talent evaluation continues until the NFL Draft happens.
Offseason training follows and then preseason games occur.
When that time arrives, regular-season games are not far behind and it becomes an endless cycle even after the Super Bowl.
Has the fast-paced scheme of things made team executives devoid of empathy?
It seems like that’s the case after this tweet by FOX Sports’ Bucky Brooks
I know the #NFL is a cold business but watching the lack of concern or empathy from the scouts, coaches and observers following David Ojabo’s injury bugs me. Perhaps someone should’ve checked on him instead of grabbing the ball and moving to the next drill. Just a thought.. pic.twitter.com/28aR88zJfk
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) March 20, 2022
Brooks shared a video of University of Michigan Wolverine David Ojabo tearing his Achilles.
He was going through a drill when the unfortunate incident happened.
But what’s more distressing is that no scout, coach, or observer seemed to help him even if he was obviously in pain.
No one dared to ask what he was feeling or better yet, extend assistance.
Instead, everyone seemed to move on while one man picked up the ball and left.
Brooks Can’t Believe What He Saw
The short but telling video had Brooks tweeting, “I know the #NFL is a cold business but watching the lack of concern or empathy from the scouts, coaches, and observers following David Ojabo’s injury bugs me. Perhaps someone should’ve checked on him instead of grabbing the ball and moving to the next drill. Just a thought.”
Those are disgusting reactions from everyone who was there.
They cared more about filing a scouting report than helping the prospect itself.
It hurts but it’s reflective of the NFL’s general sentiment wherein they don’t care about you once you’re not earning anymore.