Dallas Cowboys fourth round pick David Arkin was one of the many rookies who attended last week’s “Business of Football: Rookie Edition” workshops that were hosted by the NFLPA in Bradenton, Florida.
Arkin was excited when he learned that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith would be speaking and was hoping they would shine light on the situation to the young players, but that was not the case. In fact, Goodell and Smith remained tight-lipped.
“I thought we would learn more about what’s going on behind the scenes, but really didn’t,” Arkin said.
While Goodell and Smith failed to deliver to the rookies, Arkin was still impressed by speeches given by former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards and Plaxico Burress.
“Edwards brought great energy to the room,” Arkin said. “Things he said made a lot of sense. Burress was real open about his mistakes. He owned up to them.”
It’s nice to see that someone could at least give the rookies some things to think about and a look at what they have in store during their NFL careers. If you didn’t get a chance to see Herm Edwards speech, it is must see and you can CHECK IT OUT HERE.