With a lockout in effect, NFL players and teams are doing their best to stay on track this offseason in anticipation of a 2011 season. The tangible effects of the lockout are obvious: players are unable to use team facilities, or have any contact with coaches. Less tangible is the effect the lockout will have on teams who use offseason workouts to build camaraderie among players--which is to say every team in the NFL.
Whatever the effect of the lockout on this ever-important stretch of the offseason, it won’t be positive, according to Dallas Cowboys’ All Pro linebacker DeMarcus Ware; but, he said, the team is doing their best to remain tight knit as possible as owners and players’ reps do battle in a Minneapolis courthouse.
“It’s a big adjustment for me because usually you have your team there and that’s when you talk about the blood, sweat and tears,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “It’s always good to work out together and now everybody’s dispersed. But they’re working in Irving, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Frisco. We’re still finding ways to get the guys together and build unity.”
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