I’m a complete sucker for those stories of when a player decides he needs to take his game to the next level, undergoes some crazy training/workout + diet program, and comes into the next training camp in amazing shape. A good portion of that time, stories like those are accurate precursors for guys about to enjoy a big break-out or bounceback season (especially for those of us interested in terms of fantasy football purposes).
That’s why it warms my heart to heart the recent quotes made by Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong, who feels like he has to go out prove himself to the coaching staff all over again, even after a relatively successful 2010 season.
Just a few seasons after bouncing around between the Intense Football League, the Area Football League, and practice squads for a couple of NFL teams, Armstrong was set to enter the 2011 season as the #1 receiver for the Washington Redskins. Santana Moss, last year’s top receiver, is currently a free agent, and the team’s front office has insinuated that they’re not necessarily going to jump through hoops to re-sign him. Right now, I’d give it 3 to 2 odds that Moss is back as a Redskin next year, but that’s still a bit too close to “50/50? to really count on that.
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